Ever been banned from a forum?

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#1 Posted by JustPlainLucas (78793 posts) -

This one, but that was a mistake.

I also got banned from Square-Enix's FFXIV forums because I thought I was going to quit the game for good and suicided.

(Obviously, don't say this forum if you're actively ban dodging).

- Byshop

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#2 Posted by LordLobster (180 posts) -

No. Not even from a conservative website I used to troll.

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#3 Posted by Archangel3371 (26386 posts) -

No but this is really the only one that I visit and post on.

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#4 Posted by Byshop (19148 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas said:

This one, but that was a mistake.

I also got banned from Square-Enix's FFXIV forums because I thought I was going to quit the game for good and suicided.

(Obviously, don't say this forum if you're actively ban dodging).

- Byshop

Actually please do. :)

And why do you look like me?

-Byshop

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#5 Posted by SOedipus (11181 posts) -

Nope.

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#6 Posted by AJStyles (240 posts) -

More times than I can count.

It seems people don’t understand my humour.

I guess when people read something on the internet, they imagine the intent as hateful, but I mean it as a joke.

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#7 Edited by warmblur (1082 posts) -

Yes, but it was a blessing in disguise most of that community would rather talk about the game journalist lives then actual games kinda sad actually good riddance to that site it's so full of cringe.

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#8 Posted by JustPlainLucas (78793 posts) -
@Byshop said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

This one, but that was a mistake.

I also got banned from Square-Enix's FFXIV forums because I thought I was going to quit the game for good and suicided.

(Obviously, don't say this forum if you're actively ban dodging).

- Byshop

Actually please do. :)

And why do you look like me?

-Byshop

That's entrapment!

But the real question is, why do you look like me?

- Byshop ... ?

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#9 Posted by uninspiredcup (29110 posts) -

Nope. Probably would have been banned from Resetera if I didn't leave.

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#10 Posted by XVision84 (14387 posts) -

I got banned from Resetera twice. I've been banned here before too lol, a long time ago.

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#11 Edited by Byshop (19148 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas said:

That's entrapment!

But the real question is, why do you look like me?

- Byshop ... ?

It's only entrapment if you trick people into committing offenses, not if they are foolish enough to admit offenses they already did because you asked them to.

@XVision84 said:

I got banned from Resetera twice. I've been banned here before too lol, a long time ago.

Normally this is a bannable offense but you appear to have been well behaved for the last decade so in this case I'd say you're in the clear.

-Byshop

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#12 Posted by SOedipus (11181 posts) -

Resetera doesn't count.

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#13 Posted by byof_america (1910 posts) -

Only accounts i used to suspension dodge when this account got suspended. Even made a go at getting banned on this one 8 years ago, but the porn links were broke and Spazz, in all his infinite mercy, did not ban me.

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#14 Posted by Serraph105 (32938 posts) -

I got banned from a few reddit subs. r/the_donald because they ban everyone for any criticism of the president, real or percieved, r/politics for quoting the president (I'll let you guess the quote), and that's all I can really think of at the moment.

I got banned from here once, but that was because the site didn't care for my new vpn.

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#15 Edited by locus-solus (1075 posts) -

Never gotten banned but had trouble logging into gamespot do to my vpn recently that was stressful for about 5 minutes. Forget what the message said?, this was only a few months ago.

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#16 Posted by Mandzilla (2085 posts) -

Nope never, I behave myself.

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#17 Posted by sakaiXx (4158 posts) -

I have. First time it happened was here at gamespot actually. Not permaban but it happened way back when Gamespot used to have unions and before those emblem things. 2007 I guess? I was in this union of horror video game lovers, lots of good people. One day one of us got perma-banned which led me also did something that also caused me getting banned for a few day. Don't remember why though, probably bad language. Lost interest in gamespot then.

Still got the old username listed on gamespot but I have no idea on the password. Dunno if old 2000's gmail still exist. https://www.gamespot.com/profile/sakaiXxX/forums/

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#18 Posted by Speeny (584 posts) -

Fortunately no.

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#19 Posted by Peasly (225 posts) -

No...

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#20 Posted by DaVillain- (32886 posts) -

I don't know if this counts but I got this thing called a Banned Glitch back in early 2015 and a mod reinstated my GS status, awhile back, most users here for some reason got banned by this glitch, even a mod got banned in the process. But either way, GS staff fixed the problem and haven't run into that glitch again.

As for the actual question here, nope. I never been banned from any place and their is a game site that doesn't banned people but you will get a 30 day suspension however.

@Byshop said:

It's only entrapment if you trick people into committing offenses, not if they are foolish enough to admit offenses they already did because you asked them to.

@XVision84 said:

I got banned from Resetera twice. I've been banned here before too lol, a long time ago.

Normally this is a bannable offense but you appear to have been well behaved for the last decade so in this case I'd say you're in the clear.

-Byshop

LOL this made me laugh more then it should when I saw what XVision84 said even though he should've be saying it :P

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#21 Edited by XVision84 (14387 posts) -

@Byshop: You're a kind soul, Byshop. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise ;).

To be clear, I did get it cleared with Gamespot support so it isn't ban dodging :P

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#22 Posted by DaVillain- (32886 posts) -

@mandzilla said:

Nope never, I behave myself.

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#23 Posted by bgres077 (12571 posts) -

The NBA Subreddit when they were circle jerking Step Curry stats 24/7 a few years ago. I made up a thread about Curry playing 1 v 1 with my Grandfather winning 97-0. Got banned for it which I found hilarious.

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#24 Posted by Byshop (19148 posts) -

@XVision84 said:

@Byshop: You're a kind soul, Byshop. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise ;).

To be clear, I did get it cleared with Gamespot support so it isn't ban dodging :P

-Byshop

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#25 Posted by Sevenizz (2175 posts) -

Umm...no?

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#26 Posted by Mandzilla (2085 posts) -
@davillain- said:
@mandzilla said:

Nope never, I behave myself.

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#27 Posted by Byshop (19148 posts) -

@davillain- said:

I don't know if this counts but I got this thing called a Banned Glitch back in early 2015 and a mod reinstated my GS status, awhile back, most users here for some reason got banned by this glitch, even a mod got banned in the process. But either way, GS staff fixed the problem and haven't run into that glitch again.

As for the actual question here, nope. I never been banned from any place and their is a game site that doesn't banned people but you will get a 30 day suspension however.

LOL this made me laugh more then it should when I saw what XVision84 said even though he should've be saying it :P

Yeah, a GS dev implemented a change to the spam protection that resulted in a ton of legit user accounts getting banned, including I think most of the mod team. It got fixed pretty quick.

As for banned accounts, anyone else out there secretly an alternate account of a banned user? Asking for a friend...

-Byshop

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#28 Posted by JustPlainLucas (78793 posts) -
@davillain- said:

I don't know if this counts but I got this thing called a Banned Glitch back in early 2015 and a mod reinstated my GS status, awhile back, most users here for some reason got banned by this glitch, even a mod got banned in the process. But either way, GS staff fixed the problem and haven't run into that glitch again.

As for the actual question here, nope. I never been banned from any place and their is a game site that doesn't banned people but you will get a 30 day suspension however.

@Byshop said:

It's only entrapment if you trick people into committing offenses, not if they are foolish enough to admit offenses they already did because you asked them to.

@XVision84 said:

I got banned from Resetera twice. I've been banned here before too lol, a long time ago.

Normally this is a bannable offense but you appear to have been well behaved for the last decade so in this case I'd say you're in the clear.

-Byshop

LOL this made me laugh more then it should when I saw what XVision84 said even though he should've be saying it :P

Hahah, I was kinda hoping I'd get a reaction like that!

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#29 Posted by Byshop (19148 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas said:

Hahah, I was kinda hoping I'd get a reaction like that!

Me: Any other bandodgers? No harm will come to you...

Also Me:

-Byshop

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#30 Posted by LJS9502_basic (165404 posts) -

Nah......but then again I really only post on this site.

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#31 Posted by Longsnout (132 posts) -

No. In my experience anybody who manages to get banned from a public internet forum is kinda asking for it, I don't care how "unfair" you think the mods are being.

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#32 Posted by DigitalNoodle (167 posts) -

Nope. But the only the forums I visit is this one and when Gametrailers was still around.

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#33 Posted by Byshop (19148 posts) -
@Longsnout said:

No. In my experience anybody who manages to get banned from a public internet forum is kinda asking for it, I don't care how "unfair" you think the mods are being.

Some people choose to leave forums via suicide-by-mod. A number of our more popular users who ended up getting banned clearly chose this approach by just doing things that they clearly know they shouldn't. I chalk it up to poor impulse control, where if they feel like they have the option to come back they don't feel like they'll be able to stay away. Before we had an account deactivation option people would PM the mod team requesting deactivation and threatening to act up on the forums until we were forced to ban them.

-Byshop

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#34 Edited by uninspiredcup (29110 posts) -

@Longsnout said:

No. In my experience anybody who manages to get banned from a public internet forum is kinda asking for it, I don't care how "unfair" you think the mods are being.

Take a trip to Resetera or (old) Neogaf. Hell, the Neogaf owner practically admitted bullshitery.

NeoGAF was criticized for biased moderation and banning political dissidents. Tyler "Evilore" Malka made a post admitting biased moderation by at least one former member of the moderation staff. Malka stated that the ex-moderator banned hundreds of members without justification. Malka also made the declaration that discussion should be encouraged with different points of view, saying that people on the website have been "driven out, character assassinated, labeled traitor for not sounding angry enough, or for not being entirely on board with ostracizing someone else for the same reasons.

The moderators here are pretty much alright, nothing like Resetera, which is objectively terrible.

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#35 Posted by SoNin360 (6934 posts) -

Despite the dumb shit I posted when I was younger and the slightly less dumb shit I sometimes post now, I've never actually been banned from any sort of Forum. I've had a few warnings on this website. Only one from the last few years and that wasn't even in the Forums.

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#36 Edited by MirkoS77 (13505 posts) -

ResetERA for daring to stand my ground against the hive-mind who was claiming that only the speech they deemed suitable was to be allowed. Good riddance to that sewer pit. I honestly don't know how those people survive out in the world, seriously. It's not a forum for discourse of varying views, it's a place for all those of one mind to come together and jack each other off to the same tune. If you divert in the slightest, you are gone.

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#37 Edited by dlindenb2000 (5074 posts) -

Only ever this forum, and like JPL it was all just a misunderstanding that got cleared up through support.

Also, what are the odds that that an hour ago I found a password to an old photobucket, so logged in to see what was on it and found this image mixed in with the decade old gifs. Which made me log into this site for the first time in god knows how long, and see this topic on the very front page.

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#38 Posted by Vaidream45 (1412 posts) -

Back when I was new here I got banned by accident then quickly reinstated.

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#39 Edited by Ridgett_B (14 posts) -

Do u think they regret harassing him at his job?

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#40 Posted by thehig1 (7001 posts) -

Been banned from here a few times due to a bug of some sort.

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#41 Posted by Baconstrip78 (1121 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas: Breitbart twice.

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#42 Posted by sonicare (56265 posts) -

A couple of times.

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#43 Edited by PimpHand_Gamer (2803 posts) -

On reddit for saying something about social media instigates gender identities and false reality bubbles when in reality it's about your DNA, not your feelings. Instant ban for life. Guess the truth hurt some mod's identity crisis too close to home. Sorry If you're a guy I'm' not going to accept your a girl, ask you out or anything else like that. People should accept reality and not unicorns.

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#44 Posted by Ridgett_B (14 posts) -

Nope