So, are you even still allowed here? July 20, 2007 9:11 AM   Subscribe

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 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:11 AM (67 comments total)

I see banned people?
posted by iamabot at 9:19 AM on July 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Parmanparman, we're all banned here in MeTa.
posted by klangklangston at 9:22 AM on July 20, 2007


"I'm with the banned.."
posted by jonmc at 9:24 AM on July 20, 2007 [9 favorites]


There is no visible banned list. We've discussed the possibility of putting some sort of "this user is banned" notification on permabanned accounts, but it's just a brainstorm at this point.

I'm not sure what the public-facing value of a list would be, when it shouldn't be an issue more than once in a blue moon and would probably best be handled by an email to an admin in that case. The notion of a handy list of people to either harass or rally seems bad.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:24 AM on July 20, 2007


I'd think the vast majority would just be single-use, self-link accounts belonging to people who had never spent any time here, don't care about this site, and probably don't even remember it.
posted by cribcage at 9:30 AM on July 20, 2007


The leader of the banned is tired, and his eyes are growing old.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:31 AM on July 20, 2007


I'm so banned.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:33 AM on July 20, 2007


Initiate a public list and then everybody is going to want to jump on the bannedwagon.
posted by googly at 9:46 AM on July 20, 2007


We could have a reality TV competition-format thing: "Making the Banned"
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:52 AM on July 20, 2007


[puns on "banned"]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 9:56 AM on July 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


Nobody has identified the list as a banned aid yet? You folks are slipping.
posted by yhbc at 9:58 AM on July 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


We do occasionally leave the easy ones alone so people like you have something to post.

:P
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:07 AM on July 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


At night I can hear you calling
"Oh come back my darling"
Oh ban she! Oh ban she!
I hear you calling me, I hear you calling me*
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:16 AM on July 20, 2007


I'm not sure what the public-facing value of a list would be

More ammunition for my bannedolier.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:31 AM on July 20, 2007


Uncle.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:50 AM on July 20, 2007


Banned off-Brothels.
posted by micayetoca at 10:52 AM on July 20, 2007


The list of The Band is as follows:
Robbie Robertson
Levon Helm
Richard Manuel
Garth Hudson
Rick Danko.

Sorry to jump in, but The Weight was killing me.
posted by Optamystic at 11:14 AM on July 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Banal banter of a bunch of bannedumbweights...
posted by y2karl at 11:36 AM on July 20, 2007


I thought Ban was a deodorant.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 11:38 AM on July 20, 2007


I always wanted to start a rock group called “Band for Life,” but now I’m leaning towards “Better Off Worse.”
posted by breaks the guidelines? at 11:42 AM on July 20, 2007


David Banner

That's all I've got
posted by Mister_A at 11:49 AM on July 20, 2007


I loved Bannedanarama in the eighties.

I only posted this because it was fun to say "bannedanarama", and I wanted to share the joy.
posted by davejay at 12:15 PM on July 20, 2007


Banned if I'm gonna sit around thinking up puns for this.
posted by cgc373 at 12:17 PM on July 20, 2007


The Allman Brothers? Banned.
K. C. and the Sunshine? Banned.
Henry Rollins? Banned.
Steve Miller? Banned.
Dave Matthews? Banned.

These guys
can still post.
posted by painquale at 12:23 PM on July 20, 2007 [5 favorites]


It got me thinking: is there an index to check whether a user name has been banned?

It doesn't matter if the sender has been banned or not; you aren't obligated to reply to e-mails that annoy you or creep you out.
posted by jason's_planet at 12:27 PM on July 20, 2007


Jean-Claude Ban Damme in Double Impact--with twice the Ban Damage!
posted by kirkaracha at 12:52 PM on July 20, 2007


We must all banned together.
posted by konolia at 1:13 PM on July 20, 2007


Banned on the run.
posted by Floydd at 1:48 PM on July 20, 2007


Damn it, Floydd! Just when I was going to make a mobile phone Banned on the run pun!
posted by misha at 1:51 PM on July 20, 2007


Exile in Bannedakastan.
posted by R. Mutt at 2:19 PM on July 20, 2007


When I post to Metafilter, I wear two Bannedannas.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:27 PM on July 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Sorry to jump in, but The Weight was killing me.

Well, we don't know the shape you're in, but it makes no difference, since this wheel's on fire...
posted by jonmc at 2:56 PM on July 20, 2007


Antonio Bannederas approves this thread.
posted by iamabot at 3:04 PM on July 20, 2007


Careful folks, if we keep this up, the admins might banned together and....oh, forget it.

I'm tired and there are wolves after me.
posted by nevercalm at 3:37 PM on July 20, 2007


I love coming to MeTa for the witty banned-ter.
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 4:08 PM on July 20, 2007


"We're Matthew Haughey's Snarky MeFi Banned,
We hope you have enjoyed the show,
We're Matthew Haughey's Snarky MeFi Banned,
lie back and let the MeTa go..."
posted by jonmc at 4:39 PM on July 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I keep a Blue Bannedana hangin' off my backside
But only on the left side
Yeah that's the FP side
posted by oats at 4:43 PM on July 20, 2007


Betcha wonderin' how I knew
I saw your post on the Blue
Your post, it better rock
or they'll drag your ass into MetaTalk
Ohhh, I read it on the MeFi...
and my modem's just about to fry...
posted by jonmc at 4:49 PM on July 20, 2007


There's not enough banned width.
posted by pokermonk at 4:53 PM on July 20, 2007


Watch out! Banditos!
posted by quin at 4:55 PM on July 20, 2007


Even if it was possible, this isn't some kind of Banned Hammer Republic.
posted by pokermonk at 4:56 PM on July 20, 2007


(you got to say it five times fast)
posted by pokermonk at 4:57 PM on July 20, 2007


What do you call a mix of water and fruit drink powder that can't post any more?

A banned ade solution.

What did Matt do to the posting bot that chopped off Matt's left arm?

He one-armed banned it!

What did the cop say to the criminal brandishing a self-linking dinner bun as a deadly weapon?

Stop! Drop banned roll!
posted by painquale at 5:12 PM on July 20, 2007


I'm not sure what the public-facing value of a list would be

I would imagine the jeering alone would suffice...?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:51 PM on July 20, 2007


Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bannedersnatch!
posted by beagle at 6:00 PM on July 20, 2007


This sockpuppet named Trojan self-linked the other day.

We like to call him "Rubber Banned."
posted by SassHat at 6:07 PM on July 20, 2007


people, prepare yourself for the Rubber-Banned..man
posted by jonmc at 6:43 PM on July 20, 2007


You can also ask us and we'll let you know if someone has been banned.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:11 PM on July 20, 2007


That's not a very good pun, Jessamyn.
posted by Mister_A at 7:26 PM on July 20, 2007


Banned, pass 'Filter.
posted by casarkos at 7:29 PM on July 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


Was I banned?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:47 PM on July 20, 2007


Oh. Never mind.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:47 PM on July 20, 2007


Did someone cut off their hand on the Banned Saw?
posted by SteveTheRed at 7:56 PM on July 20, 2007


If so, a Banned-Aid won't help.
posted by beagle at 7:58 PM on July 20, 2007


A horse divided can not be banned
posted by edgeways at 10:17 PM on July 20, 2007


Well, that's just, like, your opinion, ban.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:19 PM on July 20, 2007


I hate sweatpants -- elastic waist: banned.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:23 PM on July 20, 2007


Embarrassingly, I was too wrapped up to notice I was banned ages ago.
posted by Sparx at 1:33 AM on July 21, 2007


there's a humongous quonsar link in the banned user tag cloud and nobody can take it away from me.
posted by quonsar at 8:44 AM on July 21, 2007


hm. maybe it's time for me to get a new account: sock puppet of a banned mefi?
posted by lester's sock puppet at 9:04 AM on July 21, 2007


This one time, at banned camp...
posted by kindall at 6:29 PM on July 21, 2007


The notion of a handy list of people to either harass or rally seems bad. (posted by CORTEX)

I have now added Cortex to my own list,

BozoBurgerBannaed
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 8:14 PM on July 21, 2007


Now guys, you can't just bannedy around these puns or someone's going to get their feelings hurt.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 11:08 PM on July 21, 2007


This thread has been hijacked by banned-its.
posted by christinetheslp at 6:51 AM on July 22, 2007


kindall, FTW
posted by misha at 4:17 PM on July 22, 2007


Your favorite banned mefite sucks.
posted by grateful at 10:43 AM on July 23, 2007


Queen of the Banned.
posted by Snyder at 9:49 PM on July 23, 2007


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