What does "banned" mean ?

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by quietman, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. quietman

    quietman Registered Member

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    I'm relatively new to forums in general , so this may seem like a stupid question ....
    .... but what does "banned" actually mean ?

    Most people's status on here says " Registered Member " ..... myself included ,
    but I noticed that a regular poster has his status showing as " banned ".

    This puzzled me , because I assumed that members could change their icon / avatar and their "signature"
    but not their status .

    Don't get me wrong here .... I have no objection to anything that this person has posted ,
    I just wondered how they can post if they are , in fact , banned.
     
  2. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    If a member has X amount of posts, then those posts have been made by that member Before that member was banned from the forum.

    For example. If I get banned now, it would still show that I had posted 6,166 times before I got banned. But it would say "banned" instead of "registered member", "av expert", "polymorphic sheep" or something else.
     
  3. Page42

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    Is there a way to see all the banned members?
     
  4. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Hmmm not sure. Are you missing someone :rolleyes: :D
     
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  5. quietman

    quietman Registered Member

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    Interesting point Page42 ..... I was threatened with a ban from another forum because I had started a thread
    asking people to suggest their favourite banned members .

    OK , it was a very argumentative forum ..... full of those " I know better than you " type of postings ....
    .... but it made me laugh :)
     
  6. 1PW

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    I did a simplified search here using the word "Banned" with the forum's search engine, and although not completely reliable, some Banned member records did result.

    HTH :)
     
  7. quietman

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    I probably got this entirely wrong .
    I'd assumed , with forums in general , that once a member was banned , all of their previous posts would not be seen.
     
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