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  • Changed "ban" for "account disabled" in my forums

    So, I changed how to call "ban" on my forums, because it sounds like you are judging and humiliating the person, and that's really not my goal with my forums. So I'm sharing the idea with you what do you think?

    Now my forum rules all use "account disabled" instead of "ban". I'll instruct my staff to also use it.
    Last edited by Dream; Sat 24th May '08, 8:32pm.
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  • #2
    I don't think it sounds like that at all to be honest. I am banning them from viewing my site. I'm not just disabling their account - the reregister, they get another ban.

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    • #3
      Well it may be something in my language then
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      • #4
        Since it's your forum...
        So Cal Sportbike forum - So Cal Moto - Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum - Custom vinyl decals - Southern California camping forum

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        • #5
          Well I think it's something lost in translation from my end.
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          • #6
            I call it:

            Banned / Account Closed
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            • #7
              I am about to actually change it on my community to " Account Suspended "

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              • #8
                for people that are spammers or such, we use 'banned' - for regular users who decided to leave and want their account gone, we use 'retired' - this way it also suspends their username indefinitely, so no one else could re-register as the old user id and create confusion. Also, if the situation ever chhanges and the member wants to or is allowed to come back for any reason, their old info is still available. We also use this for members that we have to ask to leave because of trouble.

                I understand what dream is saying, banned has a very negative connotation - i save that for harassers or spammers

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                • #9
                  Oh, on my forums it says "Extended Vacation".
                  So Cal Sportbike forum - So Cal Moto - Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum - Custom vinyl decals - Southern California camping forum

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Vtec44 View Post
                    Oh, on my forums it says "Extended Vacation".
                    I like that
                    - TomJames

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                    • #11
                      It sounds like something a softy-politician would come up with in America...

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                      • #12
                        Account suspended sounds good for a temporary ban, but for a permanent ban, banned is A.O.K.

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                        • #13
                          I use "Slave" as it fits the theme for my site. A "Slave" can still view the forums and can post only in a specific areas. How long they stay a slave is totally up to them. Also, to keep with the setting, members can bid to own the slave, that is to help guide them to correct any shortcoming(s) that got them to be a slave in the first place. Once the "owner" determines the slave role played the role as intended (it is a public forum so nothing demeaning allowed) and shows he/she can follow the forum rules they are returned to normal membership and hopefully will say they had a lot of fun.

                          If they decide not to role play that of a slave, or not comeback, their account is left intact with "Slave of xxxx" in their profile. We haven't had a slave yet on my new site, lol. But there will be.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ogden2k View Post
                            It sounds like something a softy-politician would come up with in America...
                            Yup, forum is politics. If you ban the worst troll from your forum, but he is friends with most of the community, you need politics.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DoE View Post
                              If they decide not to role play that of a slave, or not comeback, their account is left intact with "Slave of xxxx" in their profile. We haven't had a slave yet on my new site, lol. But there will be.
                              That's pretty funny

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