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#1 2012-12-30 19:00:41

mathaholic
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Banned. Why are people banned?

I really want to know why a person in MIF is banned. Everything needs a reason, especially in banning. MathsIsFun, I suggest this.
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#2 2012-12-30 22:07:18

bob bundy
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

hi julianthemath

The forum has rules.  These are to protect other members (especialy young ones) and to maintain the reputation of the site.

Until I became a moderator I didn't have any idea just how many attempts were being made to mis-use the site.  I asked bobbym to send me a sample of users who were breaking the rules and he sent a small sample from the previous 24 hours, running to hundreds of names.  It was quite a shock.

Some just use the site for free adverising something that has nothing to do with math.  That will get them banned.  More serious are the users who post offensive material.  I won't say what the link was, but one of my first bans was a person who had done this and left a link to a most unsuitable site.  That's why there are restrictions on new members .... it doesn't totally prevent such mis-use, but it does make it harder as the person has to make a number of posts before they can add links etc.

These steps mean that the site is kept suitable for all proper users.

And the moderator imposing the ban has to give a reason.  These are not published to the whole forum.  Bans can be undone if an mistake is made.

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#3 2012-12-31 02:27:56

bobbym
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

Hi julianthemath;

Bob has covered the reasons why members are banned. Regular members are rarely banned.

The number one reason is rudeness to other members and moderators. This is not tolerated. Many warnings are given before any action is taken.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4 2012-12-31 04:58:15

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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

Wait,how many banned people are there? fot EX:ARB,....


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#5 2012-12-31 05:10:54

bobbym
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

Hi;

There are not many banned members. Most people come in here to do some math and socialize a bit. You have to be a colossal jerk to get banned.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#6 2012-12-31 11:48:26

mathgogocart
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

Oh.100s of banned people is so scary


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#7 2012-12-31 12:00:14

bobbym
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

Yes, that would be scary.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#8 2012-12-31 12:12:25

mathaholic
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

What I mean is:
I really dont know the rason why people are banned.


"Double the fun, double the thrill, double the coolness" - Julianthewiki

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#9 2012-12-31 12:16:46

bobbym
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

Hi;

Breaking the rules. Bad behaviour. Not listening to the moderators. Posting advertisements or porn. Calling other members names. That about covers it.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#10 2012-12-31 12:19:17

mathaholic
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

Oh, I get it now. Thanks anyway! big_smile


"Double the fun, double the thrill, double the coolness" - Julianthewiki

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#11 2013-02-11 15:20:29

Agnishom
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

bobbym wrote:

Breaking the rules. Bad behaviour. Not listening to the moderators. Posting advertisements or porn. Calling other members names. That about covers it.

bob bundy wrote:

I asked bobbym to send me a sample of users who were breaking the rules and he sent a small sample from the previous 24 hours, running to hundreds of names.

Only those offences are commited by hundreds everyday?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#12 2013-02-11 20:05:11

bob bundy
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

Not sure if it is still that bad.  MIF took some steps to make an extra restriction.

bobbym will know more.

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#13 2013-02-11 20:46:50

bobbym
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

H Agnishom;

Only those offences are commited by hundreds everyday?

The number has been reduced.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#14 2013-02-13 14:16:20

Agnishom
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

Wait, Isn't the image upload working?

Last edited by Agnishom (2013-02-13 14:18:16)


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#15 2013-02-13 14:28:09

anonimnystefy
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

It is not, for now.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#16 2013-02-13 14:55:29

mathgogocart
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

bobbym wrote:

H Agnishom;

Only those offences are commited by hundreds everyday?

The number has been reduced.

good news re on its way.:):):):):):):):)


Hey.

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#17 2013-02-13 18:24:53

bobbym
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

re? Is he a bad hombre?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#18 2013-02-16 04:52:34

mathgogocart
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

bobbym wrote:

re? Is he a bad hombre?

re was a typo...


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#19 2013-02-16 04:54:36

bobbym
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

Okay, so what is the good news?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#20 2013-02-23 03:36:33

mathgogocart
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

You know,I feel like adding an extra "rules" page.


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#21 2013-02-23 04:31:40

bobbym
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

What would your rules be?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#22 2013-03-25 03:09:11

mathgogocart
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

bobbym wrote:

H Agnishom;

Only those offences are commited by hundreds everyday?

The number has been reduced.

to 0! smile


Hey.

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#23 2013-03-25 03:10:18

mathgogocart
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

bobbym wrote:

What would your rules be?

Make a new rules section
like
-Be nice\
-No ads
-and all that stuff
-


Hey.

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#24 2013-03-25 03:12:08

bobbym
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Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

Not quite but it is what I dream about...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#25 2013-03-25 03:19:47

mathgogocart
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Posts: 1,426

Re: Banned. Why are people banned?

bobbym wrote:

Not quite but it is what I dream about...

...now


Hey.

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