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Old January 4 2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Random ban

Hi,

my name is Werner, I'm from Germany and am a fan. That's the reason why I joined this board only recently. My nickname is JeffreyAbrams. Obviously I'm not the real JJ Abrams, but I like to keep my real identities and my online identities separate. Obviously I'm also not Wavy Rancheros.

Well, I tried to log in today and I was greeted by this message:

You have been banned for the following reason:
No reason was specified.
Date the ban will be lifted: Never
Well, bummer.

I wrote an email to the board administrator Antony to ask what I did wrong. And the reply was:

Hello,

Your account was banned for breaking board rules.

I am not at liberty to discuss what that breach is.

Thanks
Antony
And ever since then, he stopped replying. Well, yeah. Randomly banning a member who has made only 10 postings without giving ANY reason AT ALL?


I'm pretty much pissed off right now. Is this the way you guys run the board?

Can anyone please tell me what board rule it is that I broke? Please? If it's a valid reason, I'll accept it and apologize for it. But giving NO REASON AT ALL, that's a joke.





I'm well aware I posted this twice.

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Old January 4 2013, 02:39 PM   #2
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Re: Random ban

i'd guess it would be for picking that name. it doesnt appear in a user search though.

also saying FUCK a lot is totally badass.
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Old January 4 2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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Re: Random ban

I'm impressed by the callous use of swear words.
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Old January 4 2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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Re: Random ban

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Old January 4 2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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Re: Random ban

You've seemed to figure out why you were banned, so what is the mystery? Your real name is Werner. Of all the names and nicknames in the world, you chose to use the name of a celebrity related to Trek as your username here. And you're surprised that isn't allowed? Come on.
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Old January 4 2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Re: Random ban

Is that the actual reason? I don't know, because no reason was given to me.
Why am I banned without any notice? Why can't they just ask me to change my username?


Is there another set of rules? Because HERE I can't find anything about "false online name --> permanent ban without notice".
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Old January 4 2013, 05:12 PM   #7
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Re: Random ban

What were the contents of your posts like?
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Old January 4 2013, 05:13 PM   #8
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Re: Random ban

I don't think you can change your own username, it has to be done for you. But in the meantime would I recommend you tone down the language, yes you are upset but resorting to more colourful language won't help your problem. And this thread would be better places in the MA or QST sub-forums rather than in the this sub-forum
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Old January 4 2013, 05:14 PM   #9
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Re: Random ban

And if my real name was actually Jeffrey Abrams, I would have STILL been banned without any warning or notice or justification from the board administrator. That's another outrageous part to the issue.

All I got was a "you broke the rules, but I won't tell you what rule it was". Seriously?

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I don't you can change your own username, it has to be done for you. But I would recommend you tone down the language. And this thread would be better places in the MA or QST sub-forums rather than in the this sub-forum
So noted. A few hours ago I was pretty angry and vented.

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What were the contents of your posts like?
Normal, I guess. I haven't been here for long.
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Old January 4 2013, 05:53 PM   #10
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Re: Random ban

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And if my real name was actually Jeffrey Abrams, I would have STILL been banned without any warning or notice or justification from the board administrator. That's another outrageous part to the issue.
Probably yes, if you're not the Abrams. It's just confusing, especially since there actually are people who were involved with Star Trek here.

If you call yourself "Data", nobody's going to think you're actually a robot, but assuming the identity of one of the real people involved in the show makes it look like you are that person or pretend to be.
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Old January 4 2013, 06:05 PM   #11
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Re: Random ban

Although if he were the Abrams...this would be pretty funny.
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Old January 4 2013, 06:09 PM   #12
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Re: Random ban

Wouldn't be the first time a real Star Trek personality was banned from the BBS.
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Old January 4 2013, 06:09 PM   #13
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Re: Random ban

Roger Wilco wrote: View Post
Probably yes, if you're not the Abrams. It's just confusing, especially since there actually are people who were involved with Star Trek here.
And why can nobody tell me that before simply banning me WITHOUT GIVING ANY REASON WHATSOEVER?
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Old January 4 2013, 06:15 PM   #14
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Re: Random ban

Again I ask, what were the contents of the posts you made under that username?
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Old January 4 2013, 06:34 PM   #15
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Re: Random ban

TheSeeker wrote: View Post
Again I ask, what were the contents of the posts you made under that username?
See for yourself.
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