View Poll Results: Should member infractions/bans be publicized?

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    Should the forum staff resume public infractions and bans?

    I've noticed a regular member was banned but there was no public infraction to inform curious members as to why action was taken. In fact, we haven't seen one of these threads since the start of the year. Personally, I would like to see them make a return, even if serious offenses aren't very frequent.
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    Yes, they should.

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    I think it was good to know when the spam accounts you reported were banned

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    it wasn't public?

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    Yeah it was always interesting too see why people were banned. I rather see why someone was banned rather than presume they just left.


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    Idk last time a "reg" member was banned it caused tension even though it was completely justified. If it is who I am thinking you talking about they where a troll plain and simple and deserved the ban. You can pm between me and you so if it's not I won't offend.

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    Who was the last banned member?

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    We haven't had to ban a member in a long while.

    We've issued temp bans with the intent of keeping the problem between the specified members and staff. If we ever issue perma bans, we will make the information public a to why the member was banned. Usually, it means the member was continually causing strife.

    In truth, i'd like to hear from people who have been part of this process than those who weren't. Naming and shaming isn't our MO.
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    I have the fortunate or unfortunate distinction of being the last ban posted.

    I think they should be posted, but not for spam accounts. They just flood that section and who cares about hearing of a spam account's banning. I think long term bannings and perma-bans should. Short term and warnings shouldn't.

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    I don't know if when I had my 7Day ban it was made public. I think they should be made available.

    Freedom of information and all that

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBK.. View Post
    I don't know if when I had my 7Day ban it was made public.
    see what you get for constantly trolling?

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    Should the forum staff resume public infractions and bans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Omar View Post
    see what you get for constantly trolling?
    I didn't even troll that time I got banned. I simply made an observation.

    Edit: I'm never intentionally trolling for the record. I'm a good guy who gets misunderstood lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .. View Post
    I don't know if when I had my 7Day ban it was made public. I think they should be made available.

    Freedom of information and all that
    7 days? Puuuleeeeze! Mine was 6 months! Beat that.... short timer! (BBK gets perma-banned)...dang...you won!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatSpaceKoaster View Post
    I have the fortunate or unfortunate distinction of being the last ban posted.

    I think they should be posted, but not for spam accounts. They just flood that section and who cares about hearing of a spam account's banning. I think long term bannings and perma-bans should. Short term and warnings shouldn't.
    I care about spam accounts being banned so then you know its worth your time reporting it instead of leaving it for someone else to find.

    Its nice to know you're helping out

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatSpaceKoaster View Post
    7 days? Puuuleeeeze! Mine was 6 months! Beat that.... short timer! (BBK gets perma-banned)...dang...you won!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
    I care about spam accounts being banned so then you know its worth your time reporting it instead of leaving it for someone else to find.

    Its nice to know you're helping out
    I agree with both points here but perhaps maybe an email from admin/mods to thank the poster for the report would be a better idea than clogging up the ban thread........
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    yeah I say bring that subsection back. It made sense to do it.

    Of course it did also cause some tension on occasions too.
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    It'd be nice to be informed
    It's better than finding out after a while that someone's suddenly gone/banned and it's been like that for a while.

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    I imagine the user title is what people are using to notice bans now, as it stands, there is no way to distinguish permaban, from temp ban. What if we made it so temp ban was displayed instead of "Banned"?

    Would that satisfy peoples curiosity?

    Truth be told, I'd like to avoid bringing back the public infractions.
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    I don't know, Fiji.

    I just think it's good to see why said person was banned rather than speculate. As helps see what shouldn't be said.

    You're head honcho though

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBK.. View Post
    I didn't even troll that time I got banned. I simply made an observation.

    Edit: I'm never intentionally trolling for the record. I'm a good guy who gets misunderstood lol.
    i was jk

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    I think the community should know when one of their own becomes banned. It also makes staff actions more transparent.

    Quote Originally Posted by BBK.. View Post
    Who was the last banned member?
    There's a teeny bit of misinformation though. I banned Yungstar 2006 only a couple of days ago because he posted a baiting/trolling image in the 'Tomb Raider is not exclusive' thread. He'll be back in about 12 days.

    Before that it was GreatSpaceKoaster 6 months ago. So there's actually been very little member bannings lately.

    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelbo1 View Post
    Of course it did also cause some tension on occasions too.
    True. I think one thing that could be done is turning off 'Likes' in that section, so people can't use it to celebrate when someone they don't like gets banned. I feel that just stirs up trouble in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerevar View Post
    I think the community should know when one of their own becomes banned. It also makes staff actions more transparent.



    There's a teeny bit of misinformation though. I banned Yungstar 2006 only a couple of days ago because he posted a baiting/trolling image in the 'Tomb Raider is not exclusive' thread. He'll be back in about 12 days.

    Before that it was GreatSpaceKoaster 6 months ago. So there's actually been very little member bannings lately.



    True. I think one thing that could be done is turning off 'Likes' in that section, so people can't use it to celebrate when someone they don't like gets banned. I feel that just stirs up trouble in the long run.
    ok but could i still see the image though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omar View Post
    ok but could i still see the image though?
    The image he posted? Here's his post:

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