bannings (open to discussion)
I got banned for saying hi too.soaringeagle said:
well i suspected from the 1st post that it was a troll, and id seen on another site that a troll had joined (do they think theres no way to tell they came from a site full of trolls? part of making the site great is knowing how visitors find us so ofcourse when i see traffic from other forums, even if its just 4 visits i check to see what sent them here)
the reason the sites getting so popular so fast is i spend a ton of time working on it both on the site and behind the scenes monitoring traffic patterns and search standings (which the past 24 hours have been increasing hourly as more and more pages get indexed, we should see a huge leap in traffic over the next month)
its very easy for me to track where ewach and every visitor comes from (not through tracking cookies or anything just by seeing what sites the links they clicked were on)
there are now 2 forums that are mostly members banned from a forum some of us were on before
the 1 the troll came from is a whole 10 members (well less since they banned at least 1 just for saying hi)
these 2 forums have nothing but complaints about the forum that banned them and insults of varius members
out of boredom they play these troll games, try to stir up trouble for a laugh
any troll like activity will get a ban, usualy temoorary while we figure out if it is indeed a troll or just an abrasive personality.
in this case we had direct evidence he joined only to cause problems.
so the ban is permenant unless the community as a whole thinks it should be otherwise