1. SubscriberKewpie
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    14 Feb '13 00:51
    Instead of endless speculation about who's been banned and how long for and what for, could we have a Currently Banned from Forums thread showing poster and length of ban and brief nature of offence, e.g. FredNerk - 3 days - bullying.

    The more information is available, the less interest in the contents.
  2. Standard memberRevRSleeker
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    14 Feb '13 13:57
    You should know that this is a non starter based merely upon 'privacy', and the fact that any forum ban is merely the result of a single moderators opinion ( still the case ? )...I can see the site owners cringing not just at WHY on earth the poor chap was banned in the first place, but at the thought of just how folk could \ would be 'labelled' by their peers once the banning moderator adds his own comments to the thread with examples such as: ''HarkTheHeraldAngelSings - Life Forum \ Messaging Ban - Lewd \ Crude \ Suggestive conduct''....many RHP members may well find it 'interesting' to raise the topic on a regular basis, all to find out just what REALLY excited the said Bobby B...and with whom naturally 😀
    I think it's sometimes just best that we're consistently kept in the dark here...just my opinion of course...
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    14 Feb '13 22:13
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Instead of endless speculation about who's been banned and how long for and what for, could we have a Currently Banned from Forums thread showing poster and length of ban and brief nature of offence, e.g. FredNerk - 3 days - bullying.

    The more information is available, the less interest in the contents.
    imagine the lawsuits lol
  4. SubscriberKewpie
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    15 Feb '13 05:06
    I suppose it's defamation of the character of your sock-puppet ....
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    16 Feb '13 20:21
    Your honour,

    I appear for the defence and I shall represent
    Mr. Sock Puppet to the best of my ability and
    ask for the full rigors of the law to be applied
    to his detractors.

    We shall prove that he is innocent of all foot odour
    and shall demand a five figure sum in damages.
    One for each of his toes.
  6. Standard memberRevRSleeker
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    17 Feb '13 02:57
    A 'sock puppet'... I obviously need to refer to one of the 'web speak' sites....
    what the goodness is 'it' ??
  7. SubscriberKewpie
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    17 Feb '13 03:47
    Wikipedia quote:
    A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception. The term—a reference to the manipulation of a simple hand puppet made from a sock—originally referred to a false identity assumed by a member of an internet community who spoke to, or about himself while pretending to be another person.

    Sockpuppets on RHP may be accounts created specifically to defend their owner's normal RHP identity, but let's face it, we're ALL sockpuppets of our real-life personalities.
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    19 Feb '13 15:02
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Instead of endless speculation about who's been banned and how long for and what for, could we have a Currently Banned from Forums thread showing poster and length of ban and brief nature of offence, e.g. FredNerk - 3 days - bullying.

    The more information is available, the less interest in the contents.
    You must be new to the internet.
  9. Standard memberRevRSleeker
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    20 Feb '13 02:35
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    You must be new to the internet.
    lol...you must be new to the site...
  10. Standard memberjohnyg
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    12 Mar '13 01:11
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Instead of endless speculation about who's been banned and how long for and what for, could we have a Currently Banned from Forums thread showing poster and length of ban and brief nature of offence, e.g. FredNerk - 3 days - bullying.

    The more information is available, the less interest in the contents.
    As someone coming off a month ban (for making a (non-TOS-violating) suggestion in this forum), I would support a public list stating why and when someone was banned.


    As for the 'privacy' issue.. seems like a weak excuse to protect repeat violators.
  11. Standard memberRevRSleeker
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    12 Mar '13 02:24
    Originally posted by johnyg
    As someone coming off a month ban (for making a (non-TOS-violating) suggestion in this forum), I would support a public list stating why and when someone was banned.


    As for the 'privacy' issue.. seems like a weak excuse to protect repeat violators.
    'They' will just ban whoever, and whenever, if they feel the boundaries of even idle banter are needlessly pushed...it's all subjective, based merely upon the opinion of one person ( at the end of the day ). If your name is consistently brought to their attention, by whatever means, then surely that person will feel justification for doing as they please, and furthermore extending whatever ban they saw fit in the first place...remember, we can complain about others just as others may complain about us...but there's no recourse, as much as we can bleat on here, it's a done deal when the hatch drops...
    The crux; just play chess... 😀
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    12 Mar '13 19:401 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    I suppose it's defamation of the character of your sock-puppet ....
    LOl it would be a darn nuisance , or remain a holy mess. It will all come out in the wash anyway, even if trouble does come in pairs, so let's leave it in the draw before somebody say stick a sock in it
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    12 Mar '13 19:59
    Originally posted by johnyg
    As someone coming off a month ban (for making a (non-TOS-violating) suggestion in this forum), I would support a public list stating why and when someone was banned.


    As for the 'privacy' issue.. seems like a weak excuse to protect repeat violators.
    It would run the risk of becoming a new competition. Scoring issues would become complicated Eg, would the gross number of suspensions be counted, or would it be the net days suspended? Perhaps Academy award style categories .. "In the category the most offensive comment made in the Clans forum..... The winner is....." nominations would be interesting. Inconsistencies might lead to arguments and further suspensions.
  14. Dublin Ireland
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    12 Mar '13 20:53
    Originally posted by johnyg
    As someone coming off a month ban (for making a (non-TOS-violating) suggestion in this forum), I would support a public list stating why and when someone was banned.


    As for the 'privacy' issue.. seems like a weak excuse to protect repeat violators.
    You can't have a list under the data protection act.
    People are entitled to privacy and their good name.
    No organization is going to jeopardize their legal
    standing by introducing and maintaining such a list.
    It would be illegal and would not withstand current
    legislation.

    Only institutions who are regarded as proper authorities
    have the right to maintain such a list and are also subject
    to the data protection act and the freedom of information
    act. When I say freedom it's not actually free. You
    have to pay for the information and there is no guarantee
    that it will be furnished to you.

    Some institutions are not subject to the freedom of information act.
  15. SubscriberKewpie
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    12 Mar '13 21:41
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    You can't have a list under the data protection act.
    People are entitled to privacy and their good name.
    No organization is going to jeopardize their legal
    standing by introducing and maintaining such a list.
    It would be illegal and would not withstand current
    legislation.

    Only institutions who are regarded as proper authorities
    have the r ...[text shortened]... l be furnished to you.

    Some institutions are not subject to the freedom of information act.
    They're not our real names, you know. Your username is just a word, it doesn't have the same legal rights as you do.
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