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    Man, now I know, as a regular user, how it feels to be banned.

    I registered on a photo website back in November right before I went on a river cruise in Europe. I figured I'm a bit of a photo nut, so I'd probably have some decent ones to share.

    I make a few posts last night (a vB-based board, no less ) and I wake up this morning and

    BAM

    Banned for spamming? WTH? I didn't spam anyone???

    Anyone else get banned on a site for something that you know wasn't true? It's interesting, as admins of our own sites, what we see and put up with on sites that we're regular members of.

  • #2
    What did you post on their forums?

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    • #3
      Nothing even closely related to spam. Every post I made had to do with photography.

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      • #4
        Eh, I've been banned on a board or two. I got banned on one for requesting a logo from someone and not paying. Short story short, they made something that I could make 10 times better in five minutes. It was pretty pathetic; I was a moderator, too.

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        • #5
          Did you have your website address in your signature on their forum? If you did then that's your answer.
          Arcade.gs Game Site!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by xjuliox View Post
            Did you have your website address in your signature on their forum? If you did then that's your answer.
            I did. So did 300 other people.

            edit:

            Also, they don't seem to have a rules thread saying I can't. I just double checked.

            But we're getting OT here...I'm not trying to complain about it here...curious what other people's experiences are.

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            • #7
              I've never been banned or gotten an infraction at any forum. I'm a good boy.

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              • #8
                Bottom line, if someone gets banned from a board - it's usually with good reason.
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                • #9
                  What i to do when come to other people "house" i always read rules and their guidelines.Spend 10 minutes for read it worthed for your membership account

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Creepshow View Post
                    Bottom line, if someone gets banned from a board - it's usually with good reason.
                    Not in all cases.

                    ... and no, I haven't personally been banned from anywhere.
                    Congratulations on the death of vBulletin, Internet Brands.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DJDarknez View Post
                      I did. So did 300 other people.

                      edit:

                      Also, they don't seem to have a rules thread saying I can't. I just double checked.

                      But we're getting OT here...I'm not trying to complain about it here...curious what other people's experiences are.
                      They probably thought since you made a few post in a probably short period of time you were trying to advertise your website.
                      Arcade.gs Game Site!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Creepshow View Post
                        Bottom line, if someone gets banned from a board - it's usually with good reason.
                        I wouldn't say this is so either. Remember there's a lot of forums out there and a lot of admins. Though most admins are generally pretty reasonable about thinks, any can ban any member for whatever reason they want to. Sometimes, it's hard to distinguish between real members, spam bots, and just plain trolls.

                        If you think you're ever banned somewhere unfairly, my advice would be to simply email the admin and explain the situation or ask why you were banned. Sometimes it can just be a simple mistake too

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by xjuliox View Post
                          They probably thought since you made a few post in a probably short period of time you were trying to advertise your website.
                          35 posts since 15 November isn't exactly a short time. Not to mention that it's a photography forum where your ENCOURAGED to post up.

                          Originally posted by MidnightPyro View Post
                          I wouldn't say this is so either. Remember there's a lot of forums out there and a lot of admins. Though most admins are generally pretty reasonable about thinks, any can ban any member for whatever reason they want to. Sometimes, it's hard to distinguish between real members, spam bots, and just plain trolls.

                          If you think you're ever banned somewhere unfairly, my advice would be to simply email the admin and explain the situation or ask why you were banned. Sometimes it can just be a simple mistake too
                          I did do that. Twice, actually. Once through the Contact Us link and again as a plain email to webmaster@. I hope to hear back soon

                          I was just shocked, I tells ya!
                          Last edited by DJDarknez; Thu 27th Dec '07, 7:50am. Reason: spelling

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DJDarknez View Post
                            Man, now I know, as a regular user, how it feels to be banned.

                            I registered on a photo website back in November right before I went on a river cruise in Europe. I figured I'm a bit of a photo nut, so I'd probably have some decent ones to share.

                            I make a few posts last night (a vB-based board, no less ) and I wake up this morning and

                            BAM

                            Banned for spamming? WTH? I didn't spam anyone???

                            Anyone else get banned on a site for something that you know wasn't true? It's interesting, as admins of our own sites, what we see and put up with on sites that we're regular members of.

                            Hopefully it wasn't on the site where I am moderator I can say that there has to be a really good reason before we ban members. A clear case of one or multiple spam post immediately after registration results in a ban. If we are in doubt and an established member posts something that look like spam then we delete the post and contact the member before banning.


                            As for getting banned. Nope I have never been banned on other sites. Except on my own vb test site to test what it looks like.
                            Best Regards Tommy

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tommykjensen View Post
                              Hopefully it wasn't on the site where I am moderator I can say that there has to be a really good reason before we ban members. A clear case of one or multiple spam post immediately after registration results in a ban. If we are in doubt and an established member posts something that look like spam then we delete the post and contact the member before banning.


                              As for getting banned. Nope I have never been banned on other sites. Except on my own vb test site to test what it looks like.
                              Probably wasn't the site you're on then I never received a pm, infraction, anything. But expect a PM from me just in case

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