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sinnister
05-20-2005, 11:00 PM
I was browsing through the archives and came across several members with 'banned' under their name. I understand we have to watch what we say since this is potentially a 'kids' forum, but what types of things can get you banned? Obviously swearing or talking about something grossly inappropriate can. What other reasons are there? Are these bans permanent or are they frequently lifted after a period of time? The individual I saw this evening looks like he has been banned for quite awhile. Are the members generally warned before-hand? Is there something set up that would prevent said member from coming back under a different username?

Ann G
05-21-2005, 12:10 AM
There is a list of rules here: http://forums.yojoe.com/faq.php? For most of them, we will warn you first through PM or email and basically "stop doing ________ or we will suspend your account"

Sometimes the threads just get locked and it that can serve as a warning for everyone. For example, political threads. The one who started it would get a PM warning..but we lock the thread so others can see that political threads aren't welcome and it wouldn't be a good idea to start one.

As for things that will get you banned immediatly, things that come to mind are posting porn or links to porn, or spamming the board with stupid advertisements, like "free i-pod-click here".

sinnister
05-21-2005, 12:16 AM
Cool, thanks for the reply Ann. I went though this guys posts and didnt see anything that I thought violated any rules...although he was kinda snippy in his posts. Then again...I also dont know what was going on behind the scenes with this guy either!
Thanks!

Dead-Eye
05-21-2005, 06:10 PM
Well I voted for Bush on a free I-Pod that you can get right..... uhhh..... oops!

killjoy
05-29-2005, 01:48 AM
For example, political threads. The one who started it would get a PM warning..but we lock the thread so others can see that political threads aren't welcome and it wouldn't be a good idea to start one.
.[/QUOTE

Well that's refreshing. I get enough politics from the set EVERY DAY to have it come here to a site that centers around my main hobby. There are plenty of other sites that focus on conversion & warring factions . Let me escape from normality for awhile.

Richard J.
05-29-2005, 08:53 AM
Well that's refreshing. I get enough politics from the set EVERY DAY to have it come here to a site that centers around my main hobby. There are plenty of other sites that focus on conversion & warring factions . Let me escape from normality for awhile.
You've got that right. You can't even turn on a soap opera or a sitcom without having someone's politics shoved down your throat.

Speaking of banned people, has any tried putting up more spam links lately?


Richard J.

Patrick A. Riley
05-29-2005, 10:57 AM
Speaking of banned people, has any tried putting up more spam links lately?

Yes. I reported someone yesterday. They had a name similar to a previous spammer

sinnister
05-29-2005, 11:43 AM
I reported someone yesterday as well. They placed two posts in the 'for sale' section. Dont see the posts there anymore...thanks mods!

Richard J.
05-29-2005, 09:52 PM
The mods do a great job keeping things running smooth around here.

Round of applause!

Has anyone tried the fake link trick yet? On another message board, my sister and number of other people clicked on a link that was supposed to lead to photos from the set of an episode of 24.

Uber evil pop-up maker. Illegal porn sites. Bad stuff.

So, I repeat: applause for our mods!


Richard J.

SoulcatcherX
05-30-2005, 01:31 AM
The other day I think I made 3 reports within an hours time.

The mods do indeed do an excellent job and deserve the praise offered here and I'd like to chime in my appreciation too.

Thanks!

AlternateUniverse Steeler
05-31-2005, 03:36 AM
well i got banned for swearing once. The silly thing is i did not get a warning, i just got banned. Also i got banned for using symbols like ^&%^%^* instead of a word. I was upset that i did not get any replies as to why since other than the symbols i used the word "Passed" but instead of an "a" there was an "i".
which isnt a swear.

Ann G
05-31-2005, 12:48 PM
Borderline words in the filter without actutally using the words

the alternative word for urinating
A beaver lives in this dam..but not the other one.
Satan's house
another word for donkey

The board will filter out these words as some people consider them cursewords and some don't, therefore they are borderline. Here is the actual rule from the FAQ:

Profanity is not acceptable. Do not try to slip past the filters by misspelling a word or substituting an asterisk. If you think a word may be borderline, don't use it.

Were you banned during that couple months where Dockingbay put "warnings" on most of the boards saying if you cursed you were gone for a week. They were stickies at the top of the board and they were there for quite some time...they were pretty hard to miss.

All you have to do to make sure you don't get banned is not use the words. IF you "slip", when you hit the post button and you see astericks in your post, change the word to something else with the edit button.

Onslaught Six
06-14-2005, 02:15 AM
For example, political threads. The one who started it would get a PM warning..but we lock the thread so others can see that political threads aren't welcome and it wouldn't be a good idea to start one.
.

Well that's refreshing. I get enough politics from the set EVERY DAY to have it come here to a site that centers around my main hobby. There are plenty of other sites that focus on conversion & warring factions . Let me escape from normality for awhile.[/QUOTE]

Technically, isn't GI Joe about warring factions? COBRA et. all...:D

Bobskink
06-25-2005, 05:35 PM
Whoow, I didn't know the mods had that much work to do, I always thought bad language was the mayor problem, but spamming and posting the wrong links seems to be an even bigger problem. I don't come that much anymore, must be new. Are there actualy guys posting links to porn sites? I can't understand people falling for that on purpose.
I once used the word for a kid without parents (see the Simpson episode were Homer finds out he has a brother) but it got blocked, I wonder if the word for a female dog would be blocked?...

pokemonphenatic1113
06-25-2005, 07:31 PM
Yeah I was wondering that too. And you guys sound just like my friends Sam and Misty.

SoulcatcherX
06-25-2005, 08:58 PM
Yeah I was wondering that too. And you guys sound just like my friends Sam and Misty.

*paints a target on your chest*

dmooretoys
06-26-2005, 03:54 AM
Yes, I'll tell you guys that the other mods, especially Ann and Dock, are lightening-fast when it comes to reported posts. Usually I'll check my email and there is a reported post for spam or something and the thread has either already been deleted or has been locked by the time I get there. Those guys are good!

Oh well, just frees me up to make more cardback pages for the archives!

Thanks guys for doing a good job!

Dan

blackdragon
06-26-2005, 03:56 AM
*paints a target on your chest*

I was thinking the same thing

cobraferret
06-26-2005, 02:54 PM
*paints a target on your chest*
Ready to fire at will commander.........

joebahama
06-26-2005, 10:47 PM
Yeah I was wondering that too. And you guys sound just like my friends Sam and Misty.

got him in my crosshairs........

let me know when to take the shot commander.

blackdragon
06-26-2005, 10:52 PM
got him in my crosshairs........

let me know when to take the shot commander.

Fire at will, fire at will, fire at will...

SoulcatcherX
06-26-2005, 11:13 PM
"Sniper Team, you are cleared to engage. I repeat. Cleared to engage."

cobraferret
06-26-2005, 11:21 PM
"Sniper Team, you are cleared to engage. I repeat. Cleared to engage."
BLAM
One shot one kill.
Enemy neutralized commander.Awaiting extraction details.

blackdragon
06-26-2005, 11:35 PM
BLAM
One shot one kill.
Enemy neutralized commander.Awaiting extraction details.

Well done marine.

dockingbay97
06-27-2005, 12:49 AM
OK, I have no idea what is going on here but I think the question has been answered