Random ban

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  1. WavyRancheros

    WavyRancheros Ensign Newbie

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    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:

    Well, bummer.

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

    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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  2. Avon

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    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.
     
  3. Squiggy

    Squiggy FrozenToad Admiral

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    I'm impressed by the callous use of swear words.
     
  4. Gov Kodos

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  5. SonicRanger

    SonicRanger Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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.
     
  6. WavyRancheros

    WavyRancheros Ensign Newbie

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    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".
     
  7. Savage Dragon

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    What were the contents of your posts like?
     
  8. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    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
     
  9. WavyRancheros

    WavyRancheros Ensign Newbie

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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.

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

    So noted. A few hours ago I was pretty angry and vented.

    Normal, I guess. I haven't been here for long.
    http://www.trekbbs.com/search.php?searchid=6612907
     
  10. Roger Wilco

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    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.
     
  11. lurok

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    Although if he were the Abrams...this would be pretty funny.
     
  12. Savage Dragon

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    Wouldn't be the first time a real Star Trek personality was banned from the BBS.
     
  13. WavyRancheros

    WavyRancheros Ensign Newbie

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    And why can nobody tell me that before simply banning me WITHOUT GIVING ANY REASON WHATSOEVER?
     
  14. Savage Dragon

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    Again I ask, what were the contents of the posts you made under that username?
     
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  16. Savage Dragon

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    Thanks. I thought I saw someone say they couldn't find the posts anymore. I was too lazy to verify.
     
  17. Robert D. Robot

    Robert D. Robot Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well, I am no expert on the rules of this board, but I will add my own 2ยข by saying that I am confused by why the OP (using the previous username) was banned. I looked at all the posts by JeffreyAbrams and am scratching my head trying to find any nastiness or outrageousness. :confused:

    Is it really because of the choice of the name?

    Or was a mistake made in shutting down the account? (My own bank just had to correct an errror that they had made when they missed recording a deposit that I had made)

    In any case, I think it would have been helpful and instructive (and courteous) to have given a reason for shutting down the account. I would have given the OP the benefit of doubt-- that they had unwittingly violated a rule. :)
     
  18. Avon

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    (i searched for the username earlier but must've spelled it wrong or something.) nothing that contoversial in the posts really.

    does seem like they could've at least told him why.
     
  19. Savage Dragon

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    Yes. It is a bit of a head scratcher.
     
  20. MacLeod

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    Hopefully he'll be contacted by a Mod.
     
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