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THINK SAFETY

It has been 10 days since the last banning. In the words of Jessamyn, "None of us have ever seen the number go this high."
posted by subbes on Dec 30, 2011 - 226 comments

This account is differently-abled?

Hey, I see we now have a "This account is disabled" flag to slap on banned users' profiles. Any other additions along these lines?
posted by yhbc on Aug 30, 2007 - 103 comments

So, are you even still allowed here?

Is there a meta-index of banned users? I got a strange e-mail about a month ago from someone who claims to have an account but 'cannot post this week'. It was stupid and I wrote back that I thought the link was very commercial. It got me thinking: is there an index to check whether a user name has been banned?
posted by parmanparman on Jul 20, 2007 - 67 comments

To what end?

At what point do you get a perma? I'm not going to link back to the post, but Reklaw's Harry Potter post was out of line on a major level. Am I overreacting?
posted by Lord_Pall on Jul 19, 2007 - 86 comments

Unban ParisParamus

ParisParamus made MetaFiler more interesting. He's been banned too long. Can ParisParamus be unbanned?
posted by orthogonality on May 15, 2007 - 122 comments

How about a ban up in this bitch?

Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13...)
posted by phaedon on Feb 20, 2007 - 48 comments

Gross violation of AskMe etiquette.

Gross violation of AskMe etiquette.
posted by tkolar on Dec 17, 2006 - 65 comments

I think it may be time to ban Leyna Howe.

I think it may be time to ban Leyna Howe. She's posted nothing but pseudo "questions" and mostly irrelevant comments about how to convince older men to not have kids (most of her comments and posts have been deleted already). I'm sympathetic to pet causes, but she's not engaging with the community in any way other than to "get the word out."
posted by occhiblu on Nov 20, 2006 - 45 comments

Racist trolling

Apparently, young black men "aren't people," are inherently violent, and their HIV rates (not to mention their penis measurements) are highly exaggerated. Why does he keep coming back for metafilter badness?
posted by anotherpanacea on Nov 9, 2006 - 158 comments

Keep AskMe Clean, People.

Not cool.
posted by eustacescrubb on Aug 25, 2006 - 54 comments

Jokey non-answer? That's a [n-length] bannin'.

How long should a generally good contributor be banned for giving a
bad jokey answer to a controversial AskMe topic?
posted by If I Had An Anus on Jun 27, 2006 - 24 comments

Banned or Not?

Re: Rove
Seriously, if this doesn't come out everywhere on Monday morning and this turns out to be a stupid rumor, truthout and rawstory links are going to be banned from mefi.
posted by mathowie at 12:35 AM CST on May 14


So, are they banned?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Jun 13, 2006 - 53 comments

Spam alert

Fuck this.
posted by Snyder on Apr 27, 2006 - 128 comments

Self-link ahoy

This is the second time RonZ's linked to komar.org. The first time was to the halloween lights display and this time it's the christmas lights. If I recall correctly, the original poster of the christmas lights thing was outed as a self linker (although I can't find the thread) so I suspect it's a sock puppet at work.
posted by ooga_booga on Dec 12, 2005 - 36 comments

Fake questions on AskMe.

Fake questions on AskMe.
posted by nixerman on Nov 22, 2005 - 202 comments

Banishment History

Is there any history of banishment here? And if so, what happened to cause being banned? In all my years of visiting, I have never read about an actual occurance of this.

I did a couple of searches and came up with nothing.
posted by snsranch on Jul 7, 2005 - 126 comments

Should banned users' profiles reflect the reason for their status?

If a user is banned for blatantly violating the no-self-link rule, would it be a good idea to either a) note the banning on that person's user page or b) delete the user page entirely? Seems strange to keep a user page from someone who took a dump on the community.
posted by mediareport on Mar 28, 2005 - 41 comments

Ban Alert

If this isn't an offense worthy of banishment, it should be.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Mar 6, 2005 - 50 comments

I want to be able to ban myself from Metafilter temporarily.

I want to be able to ban myself from Metafilter temporarily.
posted by pracowity on Feb 8, 2005 - 60 comments

Vote-Banning Proposal

In light of the recent tragic events in AskMe, and on MeFi, I move that we enable some kind of vote-banning system, or just close new user signups altogether until inbreeding causes us to become one eyed, immune-system-less pedigree albinos.
posted by armoured-ant on Jan 6, 2005 - 102 comments

banning serial flamers

banning serial flamers: internet community no-brainers [mi]
posted by GleepGlop on Dec 7, 2004 - 138 comments

Was this user banned?

has 111 been banned ?
posted by sgt.serenity on Jul 9, 2004 - 99 comments

Pleas explain timeout durations

Banned from MeFi? Are there any hard and fast rules? Why does lazy-ville get banned for weeks, others only a week, and others forever? If I ever happen to step on someone's toes while on a bender or something, I just want to know what the results might be. Also, is there any page for information regarding who's been banned in the past?
posted by angry modem on Mar 8, 2004 - 117 comments

tubgirl or goatse? that's a banning.

automatic banning of anyone who does this.
posted by crunchland on Dec 11, 2003 - 25 comments

Censored?

"Once again, for the fourth time, I have been banned from, and censored by, metafilter.com for politically incorrect speech."
posted by waxpancake on Nov 18, 2002 - 58 comments

Multi-account MeFi abuser is back

If he hates MetaFilter so much, why does he keep this up?
posted by briank on May 15, 2001 - 49 comments

Banning a User

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and I know there will be detractors, but I'm going to ban this Ed V... guy soon. I built this place, and it wasn't for trolls like this. My reasons are as follows.

He's mucking up the place. It's as if you were talking to people at a party and some guy barges in on the conversation, saying outlandish things just to get a rise out of people.

It's got nothing to do with his positions, it's that everything that comes out sounds like trolling bait for other people to argue with. I've seen it on countless numbers of online forums. The last place I remember seeing it was Slate's boards (called, "the fray" heh). It seems there was a small pack of very conservative posters that would tromp on any thread that mentioned abortion. Every response from them was pure trolling, and usually done in all caps. Every one of their posts would be followed by 5x as many posts refuting everything they had said, but then they'd follow up with more trolling. It rendered any sensible discussion meaningless, which is what I think was the inteneded purpose.

So that Ed guy is gone very soon, and I don't feel bad about doing it.
posted by mathowie on Jan 11, 2001 - 12 comments

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