Have you ever been banned from a forum?

I've got two under my belt: CycleChat and Cycling UK. And I've banned people myself when I was in charge of forums (including the old Cycling+ forum, though in my brief tenure I did more unbannings). Clearly I'm mad, bad, and dangerous to know.
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  • gethinceri
    gethinceri Posts: 1,558
    Congratulations
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,252
    I'm thinking someone mad, bad, and dangerous to know is best avoided.
    Yeah, nah.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 18,595
    SamWalker said:

    I've got two under my belt: CycleChat and Cycling UK. And I've banned people myself when I was in charge of forums (including the old Cycling+ forum, though in my brief tenure I did more unbannings). Clearly I'm mad, bad, and dangerous to know.


    How did you manage a CycleChat ban? Maybe in the 'helmets' thread?
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 15,311
    Does anyone care?
  • SamWalker
    SamWalker Posts: 11
    Mad
    Well, some think so for regularly cycling through the night.

    Bad
    or at least slightly naughty. (Pale Rider is a nom de plume)

    Dangerous to know
    No link, but an anecdote. A long time ago a man living in my apartment building offered to help me move a couch up a short flight of stairs, to spare my wife the effort. We said thanks but no thanks. He insisted. So he grabbed the other end and promptly fell underneath the couch. He broke his hip and ended up in hospital.

    How did you manage a CycleChat ban? Maybe in the 'helmets' thread?

    Started a thread on the difference between sex and gender which a mod took exception to. Went over to another forum to start it there instead, and posted about it on my own blog. The mod really didn't like that, so banned me.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 15,311
    Pillock
  • pep.fermi
    pep.fermi Posts: 371
    I was banned from bikeradar (still am) and I don't know why.
    I asked the admin and never got a reply.
    I registered with different credentials.
  • pangolin
    pangolin Posts: 6,436
    Ban him!
    - Genesis Croix de Fer
    - Dolan Tuono
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,507
    pep.fermi said:

    I was banned from bikeradar (still am) and I don't know why.
    I asked the admin and never got a reply.
    I registered with different credentials.

    Ironically duplicate accounts to are grounds for being banned.

    Before it's too late to tell us, what was your previous username? :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Jezyboy
    Jezyboy Posts: 3,187
    edited July 2023
    I've heard if you get caught signing in on a VPN it can be grounds for a ban...
  • diplodicus
    diplodicus Posts: 713
    edited July 2023
    I got told off by velonutter once for taking the p out of vtech.
    That's it though, not very rock n roll :D

    Edited to correct the name :o
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,507
    Jezyboy said:

    I've heard if you get caught signing in on a VPN it can be grounds for a ban...

    Not heard that one before. Would have thought that the multiple account thing would be more of a common cause ;)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,507
    edited July 2023

    I got told off by velonutter once for taking the p out of vtech.
    That's it though, not very rock n roll :D

    Edited to correct the name :o

    I was going to say. There was a time when certain mods liked to wield their god-like powers.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,525
    Stevo_666 said:

    I got told off by velonutter once for taking the p out of vtech.
    That's it though, not very rock n roll :D

    Edited to correct the name :o

    I was going to say. There was a time when certain mods liked to wield their god-like powers.
    Some more than others, velonutter seemed to enjoy the power, vtech really was a tool. Nicklouse and supersonic were good.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,494

    Stevo_666 said:

    I got told off by velonutter once for taking the p out of vtech.
    That's it though, not very rock n roll :D

    Edited to correct the name :o

    I was going to say. There was a time when certain mods liked to wield their god-like powers.
    Some more than others, velonutter seemed to enjoy the power, vtech really was a tool. Nicklouse and supersonic were good.
    Nicklouse, supersonic and veronese68 were good mods 👍
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,494
    I had a permanent ban on this account and lived to tell the tale.

    I believe @Stevo_666 was banned for a couple of weeks for ungentlemanly conduct.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,494
    To be fair, if I had mod like powers I would wield the ban stick with spiteful abandon.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 18,595
    edited July 2023
    I'm one of the admin on a FB group with 17k members, and most of the time it's not too bad... whether we can keep up with all posts needing approval as it grows more, I'm not sure, but we do occasionally chuck someone out for being a d!ck. With that many members, I'm not going to fret too much unless it's a regular poster with a good record causing a problem, which they generally don't.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,477
    seanoconn said:

    I had a permanent ban on this account and lived to tell the tale.

    I believe @Stevo_666 was banned for a couple of weeks for ungentlemanly conduct.

    Leftie conspiracy obviously
  • SamWalker
    SamWalker Posts: 11
    seanoconn said:

    To be fair, if I had mod like powers I would wield the ban stick with spiteful abandon.

    Clearly everyone should get to be mod for a day.
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 18,595
    SamWalker said:

    seanoconn said:

    To be fair, if I had mod like powers I would wield the ban stick with spiteful abandon.

    Clearly everyone should get to be mod for a day.

    Absolutely, to experience all the expressions of appreciation that mods get every day from the punters.
  • SamWalker
    SamWalker Posts: 11
    No disagreement from me there.
    A good mod is worth gold. However, I've known my share of fool's gold.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,507
    seanoconn said:

    I had a permanent ban on this account and lived to tell the tale.

    I believe @Stevo_666 was banned for a couple of weeks for ungentlemanly conduct.

    Ah, yes, back in the day.

    Your ban can't have been that permanent Seano
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,507
    Pross said:

    seanoconn said:

    I had a permanent ban on this account and lived to tell the tale.

    I believe @Stevo_666 was banned for a couple of weeks for ungentlemanly conduct.

    Leftie conspiracy obviously
    More to do with the mod involved and their lack of a sense of humour, putting it politely. (And no, it wasn't who you think it might be).
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,507
    SamWalker said:

    No disagreement from me there.
    A good mod is worth gold. However, I've known my share of fool's gold.

    So have quite a few of us on here...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pep.fermi
    pep.fermi Posts: 371
    Stevo_666 said:

    pep.fermi said:

    I was banned from bikeradar (still am) and I don't know why.
    I asked the admin and never got a reply.
    I registered with different credentials.

    Ironically duplicate accounts to are grounds for being banned.

    Before it's too late to tell us, what was your previous username? :)
    I created my second account after and because my first one got banned.
    It does bother me that I was never replied why my first account got banned.
  • pep.fermi
    pep.fermi Posts: 371
    Stevo_666 said:

    pep.fermi said:

    I was banned from bikeradar (still am) and I don't know why.
    I asked the admin and never got a reply.
    I registered with different credentials.

    Ironically duplicate accounts to are grounds for being banned.

    Before it's too late to tell us, what was your previous username? :)
    I created my second account after and because my first one got banned.
    It does bother me that I was never replied why my first account got banned.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,507
    I'm said duplicate accounts, not duplicate replies ;)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,806
    Ah vtech and the multiple personalities of MileMuncher…blessed nostalgia.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,874

    Ah vtech and the multiple personalities of MileMuncher…blessed nostalgia.

    Each of his personalities loading his rides to strava.