A ban is an action performed by the various types of moderator or by an administrator that results in blocking of a user from certain or all forum features. Conduct that could result in a ban include but are not limited to:

  • Spamming
  • Flaming
  • Membrating or acting in place of a moderator
  • Ban bypassing/dodging (a common method to do this is by creating new accounts to access the forum(s) a user is banned in)
  • Posting or linking to pornography or any other kind of inappropriate content that may not be suitable for children or that may disturb the community in general
  • Bypassing the word filter
  • Posting links to illegal and/or advertising materials

[edit] Types of Bans

[edit] Temporary

A temporary ban can prevent you from posting in a forum for a fixed period of time. The shortest amount of time is a day.

[edit] Permanent

A permanent ban (often shortened perma-ban) can be site-wide or in just one forum, but is more often site-wide. Perma-bans are usually handed down for extreme misconduct or continual ban bypassing. This type of ban can be reversed by contacting the moderator/super moderator who dealt the ban and showing sincere change in attitude, months after the incident. The user can come back on a limited post-per-day provision, but can also regain the other features, such as NeoPM, by conducting themselves well.

[edit] Suspension

Not to be confused with a temporary ban, a suspension is actually a worse case of prohibition than a perma-ban. When an account is suspended, it cannot be logged in on and the suspended member's profile is removed from the member directory. A message like this will appear on the member's profile:

This account has been Suspended Due to TOS Breach or Spam, Abuse, or other serious problem.

These usually last forever, but like perma-bans, can still be lifted if the member improves their attitude and contacts an administrator or super moderator to get it lifted, albeit this rarely happens.

Last edited by Ciel Phantomhive on 1 January 2017 at 20:57
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