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Old 01-21-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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This thread certainly started in a bumpy manner, moving it to the appropriate section

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There has been an interesting number of bans on SPUF as of late. No names shall be spoken, but some of our finest contributors have bitten the dust. I simply request information about it. I have viewed those in question's past posts, and nothing seems like it would create a reason for a ban. Also, inb4 I receive a ban/thread lock of my own.
Unfortunately the op created more than one account (Something that is not allowed)

Enjoy and behave.

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Old 01-21-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Also, inb4 I receive a ban/thread lock of my own.
It's a good thing you didn't risk your main account and created a specific one for asking this. Because you know already know what's gonna happen.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:44 PM   #3
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All of this account's posts were in trading. I am genuinely curious, but you're right, I'm not a risk taker.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:44 PM   #4
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It's a good thing you didn't risk your main account and created a specific one for asking this. Because you know already know what's gonna happen.
If someone can be banned for asking politely why some users were banned, then let me just say:

Why were all those dudes banned?


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All of this account's posts were in trading. I am genuinely curious, but you're right, I'm not a risk taker.
He was probably just excessively bumping then. Ten points is an auto-ban, no matter how minor the offences are.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:45 PM   #5
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Yeah, if you read his join date, you'd see he didnt make a new account "just for this"
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:46 PM   #6
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There has been an interesting number of bans on SPUF as of late. No names shall be spoken, but some of our finest contributors have bitten the dust. I simply request information about it. I have viewed those in question's past posts, and nothing seems like it would create a reason for a ban. Also, inb4 I receive a ban/thread lock of my own.
So er, why is it any of your business why they got banned? It just seems silly posting this thread.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #7
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So er, why is it any of your business why they got banned? It just seems silly posting this thread.
Simple. I assume there must be some new standard for posts that we are unaware of. This could help prevent unneccessary bans in the future. Perhaps there are now stronger rules against off-topic posts, or something similar. I don't want myself or anyone else to make a similar mistake.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #8
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A high ban count usually is a good thing for a forum in my opinion.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:49 PM   #9
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Why were all those dudes banned?
Goodbye.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #10
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Maybe they were scamming people in the trades forums? Maybe they were up to something else sinister? Maybe Gabe came on and did searches on everyone who ever made a HL3/Gabe Eating joke and used the ban-hammer of injustice?

There was probably a good reason though, and seeing how you need to get 10 infraction points, and the points disappear after 6 months, the bans were probably earned and preventable.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:54 PM   #11
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A high ban count usually is a good thing for a forum in my opinion.
It can be good, but some of these seem plain senseless.

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Goodbye.
Let us have a moment of silence for our fallen comrade.

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Maybe they were scamming people in the trades forums? Maybe they were up to something else sinister? Maybe Gabe came on and did searches on everyone who ever made a HL3/Gabe Eating joke and used the ban-hammer of injustice?

There was probably a good reason though, and seeing how you need to get 10 infraction points, and the points disappear after 6 months, the bans were probably earned and preventable.
Two infractions is all it takes, and people may not know what they did wrong. I've gotten a few infrac's myself, and the reasoning is vague at best.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:56 PM   #12
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As of late? Nah there's always a steady flow of bans. Hell I'm 2 infraction points from a ban myself xD
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:57 PM   #13
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Bans are automated here.

You get 10 infractions, you're banned.

Some mods give out ridiculous amounts of infraction points, too, leading to a ban.
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:02 PM   #14
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As of late? Nah there's always a steady flow of bans. Hell I'm 2 infraction points from a ban myself xD
I hate how careful you have to be when you're right on the edge. There are a few snappy remarks I've held back in fear of receiving a ban for it.

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Bans are automated here.

You get 10 infractions, you're banned.

Some mods give out ridiculous amounts of infraction points, too, leading to a ban.
Ten infractions? Try three. Most infractions are worth four points.
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:02 PM   #15
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Ten infractions? Try three. Most infractions are worth four points.
If you couldn't tell I meant infraction points, then may God have mercy on your soul.
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