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General => Introductions, Rules, & General Info => Topic started by: sadkde on September 15, 2011, 06:50:48 AM

Title: Repealing a ban
Post by: sadkde on September 15, 2011, 06:50:48 AM
Is there an official way to do this?
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: sadkde on September 15, 2011, 06:52:42 AM
For example on smf:
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Heya, folks!  We've had a few people banned recently, and there's really no single place for cohesive ban guidelines, so we thought we'd share some guidelines and suggestions with y'all.

First off, getting banned here takes quite a bit of effort.  The SMF team takes great pains in working with people that have "crept up on our radar", so to speak, to guide them down a corrective path with gentle nudges via private messages.  The more nudges that are done, the less lenient the team tends to be.  We really try to work with everyone, as much as possible, so that no one's experience is ultimately disrupted by their actions.

Second, we actually do not discuss bans with anyone except for the person that was banned.  This includes anyone that the banned member has requested contact us.  I hate to be a big ol' grumpy bear about this, but the more that you persist in this manner, the more inclined we are to take issue with that and possibly implement corrective actions with you.  Please remember that if a person was banned, it was for a good reason, and that person SHOULD follow proper procedure for appealing a ban, instead of relying on others to do their "dirty" work.

Third, there are some things that will cause you to be banned real quick.

    Spamming the boards.
    Spamming via Private Messages.
    Abuse of System Resources (including the report to mod feature).
    Ignoring all requests of corrective actions.
    Violating the terms of a previous reinstatement/rescinding of a previous ban.
    Blatant disregard for our community rules.


This isn't a de-facto list, rather, they are just some general guidelines.  Please be mindful of the rules that you agreed to when you signed up here; they're there for a reason, folks.  :)

Appealing a Ban:  There are absolutely no guarantees that even if you appeal a ban that it will be reversed/rescinded, especially if you've been banned previously.  The best way to do this would be to drop an email to info[AT]simplemachines[DOT]org.

Key things to remember:
* Be Professional - Think through your email before you send it.  Would this be a letter that you would send to your elected government official?  If not, redo it.

* Stick to the facts - An email laced with white or blatant lies will often get overlooked.

* If you were legitimately wrong, own up to your error, and acknowledge it.

Key things to NOT do/send:
* Don't send other people to contact SMF on your behalf.  If you got banned, take responsibility for your own self.  Don't expect/rely on others to do your work for you.

*  Don't scream, DON'T TYPE IN ALL CAPS, don't use profanity, unless citing a specific example.

*  Don't play the blame game.  You were banned for a reason, focus on yourself, and don't be a tattle tale.

Looking through these simple recommended items could save you (and the SMF teamies) a lot of work later on.

TIA, gang!
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: sadkde on September 15, 2011, 07:04:44 AM
The real thing is: I don't know why you are so upset. Tridecagirl has all your IPs... logged thousands of times over... and indexed. I have to guess who's is who's. Google has my IP, kernel.org has my IP, KDE.org has it, slashdot, etc. I don't care. It's not that big of a deal. I don't know who did that whole anti-LOGGING-ip thing
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: sadkde on September 15, 2011, 07:09:42 AM
You gave permission by not disabling logging.
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on September 15, 2011, 07:10:38 AM
KDE. Leave please
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: tridecagirl on September 15, 2011, 07:22:55 AM
Get freaking lost. I will ban you as many times as I have to.

You did not acknowledge what you did was wrong.
You did not stop when asked.
You will not stay away.

There is no way in heck I'm letting you back on here. NOw get lost.
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: tridecagirl on September 15, 2011, 07:45:19 AM
The real thing is: I don't know why you are so upset. Tridecagirl has all your IPs... logged thousands of times over... and indexed. I have to guess who's is who's. Google has my IP, kernel.org has my IP, KDE.org has it, slashdot, etc. I don't care. It's not that big of a deal. I don't know who did that whole anti-LOGGING-ip thing

Uh huh. I do have everyone's IP. I don't, however, deliberately track them, tell them I know where they live, or post all of their addresses on an online site. That jerkiness is strictly yours, my friend.
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: Bea-la on September 15, 2011, 08:57:02 AM
This is ridiculous.  Get lost.  Scott Westerfeld would be ashamed of you.  :(
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: Lorelai-wa on September 15, 2011, 09:00:03 AM
Or would he? He has some hacker like people in uglies.
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: Bea-la on September 15, 2011, 09:05:24 AM
Yeah... In a fictional novel he wrote.  I don't see Scott tracking us.  ::)
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: Lorelai-wa on September 15, 2011, 09:05:52 AM
He doesn't have a need to.
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: Bea-la on September 15, 2011, 09:06:30 AM
I know, but he's the admin.  KDE's just a regular member.
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: Lorelai-wa on September 15, 2011, 09:08:22 AM
I thought he had someone be the admin for him. But I catch your drift.
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: deryn sharpie on September 15, 2011, 11:52:35 AM
The real thing is: I don't know why you are so upset. Tridecagirl has all your IPs... logged thousands of times over... and indexed. I have to guess who's is who's. Google has my IP, kernel.org has my IP, KDE.org has it, slashdot, etc. I don't care. It's not that big of a deal. I don't know who did that whole anti-LOGGING-ip thing

Uh huh. I do have everyone's IP. I don't, however, deliberately track them, tell them I know where they live, or post all of their addresses on an online site. That jerkiness is strictly yours, my friend.

omg! i didnt know that this was what kde did! i thoght he was just being annoying to all yous, AND I WAS FRINKING DEFENDING HIM! and if you read this kde, i am NOT going to join your stupid rp, get lost!
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: deryn sharpie on September 15, 2011, 11:54:05 AM
i am so sorry for not taking this seriously guys
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: shadley on September 15, 2011, 01:11:57 PM
No one blames you. :)
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: holywalrus2 on September 15, 2011, 06:48:29 PM
I don't blame you. It was a mistake. :)

KDE, try and be more mature. You've made so many new accounts AFTER YOU WERE BANNED. You cannot do this.
Deca has the authority to see our IPs, you don't. I'm going to assume she doesn't try to find them so she can tell us she knows where we live.     You knew that we didn't want our IPs to be seen, yet you did anyway.
You gave permission by not disabling logging.
You are seriously pissing me off. That is NOT permission, and you know it.
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: kd on September 16, 2011, 05:44:24 AM
I have explained everything in 'Nearly over'
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on September 16, 2011, 05:55:12 AM
still...
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: deryn sharpie on September 16, 2011, 07:47:02 AM
goddamn it get lost!
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on September 16, 2011, 07:48:24 AM
it was a mistake. he's leaving anyway
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: deryn sharpie on September 16, 2011, 08:08:27 AM
where is this 'nearly over' thread? i wants to read it
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on September 16, 2011, 08:09:24 AM
it's in the Off Topic board
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: deryn sharpie on September 16, 2011, 08:15:03 AM
thank you!
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: almostOver on September 16, 2011, 09:40:15 AM
I hope it helps...
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: deryn sharpie on September 16, 2011, 10:31:40 AM
cookies might help
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: shadley on September 16, 2011, 11:33:31 AM
But not the tracking kind of cookies! ;)
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: deryn sharpie on September 16, 2011, 11:43:29 AM
choclate chip kind please
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: tridecagirl on September 17, 2011, 07:31:46 AM
Let's keep language starred out, please, as best as possible.
Title: Re: Repealing a ban
Post by: deryn sharpie on September 17, 2011, 07:38:39 AM
sorry!
*nomnom cookies*