| | How to Avoid Getting Banned
With the recent banning of a couple active members, I think this thread is timely.
As a former moderator on this board, I'll let you in on a few secrets:
1. No one gets banned for nothing
2. Active members who get hit with the ban hammer tend to accumulate A LOT of warnings
3. When you create an account, you agree to the rules
Bans fall into several categories:
Spamming - by far the most common. There were days where I'd ban three or four spammers as I was having my morning coffee.
Chronic pity partiers - I've only ever seen one banned.
People who forget there's another person on the other end of the computer - this is where the controversy starts. At this point, please reread the three secrets and continue.
The internet has created an environment where it's easy to say things you'd have a hard time saying in person. Some of those things can be quite hurtful or offensive. If you wouldn't be able to say it in person, don't say it on the forum.
I know a storm is brewing, so keep those three points in mind. No one is forced to leave; they all leave on their own accord. Sometimes people ask for assistance in ways we can't understand.