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Suggestion: Suspended vs Banned

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by I. Brian, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. #1
    Just a quick recommendation - it may be less confusing if people who are banned because of a string of infractions have the user title "Suspended" instead of "Banned"?

    Simply that "Banned" gives an impression of permanency, as if such a person has committed a really serious act.

    "Suspended" gives an impression of it being a temporary state.

    I actually thought that banned members had all been using DP fraudulently until I read VisciousSummer's post on the issue yesterday, after being surprised to see a really established member "banned".

    I hadn't even realised bannings occurred on an infraction basis, and therefore offered temporary removal from the forums.
    SEMrush
    2c.
     
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  2. mitcharr

    mitcharr Notable Member

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    #2
    That is a fantastic idea, im with you on this one.

    Perm = Banned
    Specific Time = Suspended

    Nice, one of the best idea ive seen here for awhile
     
    mitcharr, Jun 29, 2007 IP
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    Yfcadmin Notable Member

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    #3
    Yes ... its correct...


    Banned should be replaced with suspended.


    And the one who is permanently banned should be named Banned.

    This would clear many things out. Like who is Banned and who is suspended.
    ;)
     
    Yfcadmin, Jun 29, 2007 IP
  4. lucozade111

    lucozade111 Peon

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    #4
    Brilliant suggestion. Hopefully Shawn will see this one and it wont get buried by the generally useless ones.
     
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  5. Katy

    Katy Moderator Staff

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    #5
    Banned, suspended all the same! If you don't want to have a "Banned" title, don't break the forum rules! :p
     
    Katy, Jun 29, 2007 IP
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    Bender Peon

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    #6
    "Terminated" would also be good! :D
     
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  7. RovingCalypso

    RovingCalypso Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Executed?? :D
     
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  8. login

    login Notable Member

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    Dropped ? Expired ?
     
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  9. NeoGen

    NeoGen Writer

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    #9
    First reaction... not gonna happen..

    This has been discussed earlier, and these were the responses:

     
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  10. CountryBoy

    CountryBoy Prominent Member

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    #10
    I'm with you Brian - that's a really good idea. As for the "what's the difference and who cares?" argument there is a big difference - a member can be suspended for several trivial offences like bumping, whereas members are usually only banned for dishonesty.
     
    CountryBoy, Jun 29, 2007 IP
  11. Zerosleep

    Zerosleep Established User

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    #11
    Lets make a Poll for it then :)
    I'm with Brian good suggestion
    Suspended is the word :) banned = Permanent :)
     
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  12. grandad

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    #12
    Great idea, makes much more sense - all in favour.
     
    grandad, Jun 29, 2007 IP
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    allout Prominent Member

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  14. login

    login Notable Member

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    #14
    I like the idea, happens or not.
     
    login, Jun 29, 2007 IP
  15. Etherfast

    Etherfast Peon

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    #15
    This can happen to the best of us. I support this since it is a huge difference between being banned for cheating and lying, and being banned for bumping posts. And this difference should be reflected within your forum status.
     
    Etherfast, Jun 29, 2007 IP
  16. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    #16
    Sounds like a good idea to me.
     
    GuyFromChicago, Jun 29, 2007 IP
  17. ksharath

    ksharath Banned

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    #17
    If a person gets the boot its for a valid reason.

    Why you wanna know about or keep a track of someone who has been thrown out for his wrong doings. Let them be banned only.

    Care to less about the ones who are banned but the ones who are alive due to generosity.

    KS
     
    ksharath, Jun 29, 2007 IP
  18. I. Brian

    I. Brian Business consultant

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    #18
    The concern is one of user perception - I know some people are "Banned" because they attempted to defraud DP members. So I've since regarded every member who carried the "Banned" user title as having also attempted to defraud DP members.

    I think a distinct between a temporary banning and permanent banning would certainly be useful for other members to reference - as before, I didn't even realise DP used the infraction system, and I've been here a few years. :)

    I guess maybe I don't read enough of what's here, but because there's such a huge volume, I tend to only visit a couple of boards and not others, so probably don't keep as informed as I should be.

    Anyway, was all just feedback and 2c - I'm not looking to start a revolution here. :)
     
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  19. grandad

    grandad Peon

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    #19
    Up the revolution! :D
     
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    sundaybrew Numerati

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    #20
    Yea

    How about for Temporary = Banned

    Permanent = Banished :)
     
    sundaybrew, Jun 29, 2007 IP