Identifying Banned Inmates

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  1. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags

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    Is there a way to tell if an inmate has been banned? Can you tell if they have been perma-banned or just away at banned camp?
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    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    Typically if you can't find the inmate in search or tag them in a post that is a clue they have been banned.

    If you see posts by an inmate with their name struck through that means they are in banned camp. I am not sure there is a way for inmates to identify someone who's simply away vs perma-banneded.
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  3. Jarvis

    Jarvis DC GSer Administrator

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    The strike-through is only visible to staff. I don't know an easy way for the rest of us to know. I believe you cannot PM a banned inmate.
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  4. jasonmt

    jasonmt Been here awhile

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  5. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    I don't think will HD will mind using this.

    Their name will not highlight in a search, but you can type it in and the search will look for their post.

    [​IMG]
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  6. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    How soon you forget the little people.
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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Usually, if the "start a conversation" line is missing in the profile, they are banned, or ignoring you.
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  8. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    Also, if you try to tag an inmate in the post, their name will not fill in or be an option. Example: I tagged @JimVonBaden by typing in @ and by the time I typed 'Jim,' JimVonBaden was an option to tag. Had he been banned, that would not happen. I could still tag him, but would have to type his whole name in correctly, with no suggestions.
    Jim is not banned so it worked.
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  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Thank doG!
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  10. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    :lol3
    I was hoping that you would not mind me using you as an example.
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  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Nah, there is a simple irony to it, and honesty too! :-)
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    Roadrunner (Negativus Supersonicus)

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  13. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave I cannot abide.

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    Is there any way to become unbanned from a specific thread?

    "(You have insufficient privileges to reply here.)"
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  14. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Out of curiosity, how much of a dick do you have to be to be banned from ADVRider? The forum seems pretty much perfect as it is right now, and I didn't realize banning and such was going on behind the scenes. I'm glad to know of the work that goes on by mods and admins... it'd be a shame if this place ended up like caferacer.net.

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  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I've been banned 4 times, usually a week at a time, once a month. I earned all but one of them.
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    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    It used to be, that the word “banned” showed up under the inmates name. Seems like that was the easier way to identify their status.
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  18. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    Correct, that was with the old software. The new software does not have that. There are enough other clues though that an alert user can figure it out fairly quickly.
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  19. alvincullumyork

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    Just a thought and probably more work than any mods wants to put in but a wall of shame or thread of shame if you will would be kind of cool. It could have a couple of different lists; Perma banned, away at banned camp (with starting and end date), multiple offenders, fake noobs, etc.
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