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    Banning Notification

    I've noticed that many members, especially new ones, are banned for no apparent reason. I am not demanding a justification for banning, but I'd just like to have a centralized thread for the moderators (i.e. this one) where they can notify the WAB why certain people have been banned.

    For example, under the Mars Pics (Science and Technology Forum) thread, I noticed that Raptor1992 and Red-shift were suddenly banned. I searched their posts and couldn't find any incriminating material. To avoid the sudden silencing of certain members, can the moderators please post the reason for those members being banned?

    I think this system will also demonstrate what behavior to avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulgaroctonus
    I've noticed that many members, especially new ones, are banned for no apparent reason. I am not demanding a justification for banning, but I'd just like to have a centralized thread for the moderators (i.e. this one) where they can notify the WAB why certain people have been banned.

    For example, under the Mars Pics (Science and Technology Forum) thread, I noticed that Raptor1992 and Red-shift were suddenly banned. I searched their posts and couldn't find any incriminating material. To avoid the sudden silencing of certain members, can the moderators please post the reason for those members being banned?

    I think this system will also demonstrate what behavior to avoid.
    You need to get around the board a little more.

    Raptor1992 and Red-shift are one and the same person.
    They are also Warrior Medic, that Blackhawk person, and a half a dozen (or more) assorted losers that registered and posted on this board specifically to....well, the jury is still out on exactly what this individual was trying to do.
    In short, all of those recently banned idiots are the same person.

    At any rate, a good way to find out why a person was banned was to look at their last several posts and then skim the remainder of those threads.
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    I've noticed that many members, especially new ones, are banned for no apparent reason.
    You're not paying attention.

    I noticed that Raptor1992 and Red-shift were suddenly banned.
    They happen to be the same person. As well as being about 5 or 6 other people at least.

    To avoid the sudden silencing of certain members
    I know the mods here. No one is being "silenced" for anything but being a lying moron, a troll, or a spammer. I've been here practically since the beginning. I've never seen someone unfairly banned.

    I think this system will also demonstrate what behavior to avoid.
    Avoid making more then one account. Or developing a psychotic obsession with trolling on this board like the above mentioned poster.
    "Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter
    You need to get around the board a little more.

    Raptor1992 and Red-shift are one and the same person.
    They are also Warrior Medic, that Blackhawk person, and a half a dozen (or more) assorted losers that registered and posted on this board specifically to....well, the jury is still out on exactly what this individual was trying to do.
    In short, all of those recently banned idiots are the same person.

    At any rate, a good way to find out why a person was banned was to look at their last several posts and then skim the remainder of those threads.
    Are IP adresses banned as a whole? I mean, were Red-Shift/Warrior Medic/Raptor1992 banned automatically?

    That whole multiple account thing is funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulgaroctonus
    Are IP adresses banned as a whole? I mean, were Red-Shift/Warrior Medic/Raptor1992 banned automatically?
    He uses many IPs

    That whole multiple account thing is funny.
    It was like 3 or 4 days ago when we figured out that raptor was creating trolls to argue with. Now it's just annoying.
    "Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have."
    "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulgaroctonus
    Are IP adresses banned as a whole?
    More than likely, it was the specific IP address that was registered as "Raptor1992" or "Warrior Medic" etc that was banned.
    I don't think they would ban entire ISPs unless there is a torrential flood of filth that arrived all at once, all from the same provider etc.

    I mean, were Red-Shift/Warrior Medic/Raptor1992 banned automatically?
    No, it doesn't work that way. If they are so inclined, I'll let one of the Mods/Admin explain it to you.

    Suffice it is to say, and as Leader already pointed out, you have to really really want to be banned before it actually takes place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    He uses many IPs
    That's tricky. Damn, who finally pinned Raptor1992 and Red-Shift down?



    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    It was like 3 or 4 days ago when we figured out that raptor was creating trolls to argue with. Now it's just annoying.
    Haha...
    That's like a guy talking to himself. I mean, it requires a certain amount of time to waste to create new accounts just to argue with one's self. The especially funny thing is that Red-shift was created just to question why Raptor1992 had been banned. After all of four posts, Red-Shift was banned.

    I also have a serious question. Is the fact that someone has multiple accounts an inherently damning thing? Or did Raptor1992 commit some other grievous crime? I am still searching his posts, but if you know his offense, please tell me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulgaroctonus
    Is the fact that someone has multiple accounts an inherently damning thing? Or did Raptor1992 commit some other grievous crime? I am still searching his posts, but if you know his offense, please tell me.
    You seem questioningly curious Bulgar....Hmmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulgaroctonus
    That's tricky. Damn, who finally pinned Raptor1992 and Red-Shift down?
    Credit there goes to our resident blue-suiter Bluesman.
    Even though not a Mod and without the IP checking capability, he used his considerable intelligence and analyst training to sniff out the troublemakers in our midst.
    Is the fact that someone has multiple accounts an inherently damning thing?
    On this board (actually on probably ALL message boards) the answer is a resounding YES. Espcially when your spilt personalities are flaming trolls.

    The WAB Rules should make this clear:

    5) Miscellaneous
    1. multiple registrations by the same person is prohibited, if you wish to change your username, contact an administrator
    2. the administration of the World Affairs Board, without any previous notice, reserves the right to delete any topic or post and ban any user at any time
    3. the rules are subject to change at any time, without previous notice


    6) Consequences for violation of forum rules include:
    1. warning issued by a moderator or administrator
    2. editing or deletion of the offending post
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    4. permanent banning (including an IP address ban)

    Or did Raptor1992 commit some other grievous crime?
    No, his other personalities were enough to convict him a hundred times over.
    Other than that, he was just an annoying 15 year old with some really inane posts that resembled that of an 8 year old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatsLiberal
    You seem questioningly curious Bulgar....Hmmmmm

    J/K
    Hmmmmm good point....I think it's high time we put Bulgar under the microscope....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter
    Hmmmmm good point....I think it's high time we put Bulgar under the microscope....
    Or should we call him lulldapull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatsLiberal
    Or should we call him lulldapull?

    Nah, young Bulgar is far more intelligent than lulldapull ever was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter
    Nah, young Bulgar is far more intelligent than lulldapull ever was.
    Lul's posts where rather hard to understand.
    "Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    Lul's posts where rather hard to understand.
    What makes you say that?
    Overuse of smilies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter
    Nah, young Bulgar is far more intelligent than lulldapull ever was.
    Ahh, but maybe that's his modus operandi

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