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Why was user snoopy5 banned?

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#1
Hi

I was banned last night and all my postings are gone. I do not know why. No hint, no message.

I sent a request over the contact form this morning but since 9 hours there is no answer from any moderator. So obviously I have to discuss this in public.

So what is going on here?
 

melbo

Well-known member
#5
I've noticed on my site that when I'm viewing a banned or spam cleaned member's profile, it's not readily apparent to me that the user is not a regular member. I haven't given it much thought but apparently Slavik is seeing the same thing - user is not in a regular state but appears so to a mod.
 

Slavik

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#6
Yep, looks like he was hit with the spam cleaner yesterday. Must have been flagged up for something naughty / spammish.
 
#7
Yes. everything is gone. And when I try to login with the normal "snoopy5" I get the altert that I was banned.

What makes me really angry is the fact that no moderator reacts to my inquiries via the "contact us" form. In my forums, nobody gets banned without a reason and we check every user before we ban him.
 
#8
what is a spam cleaner? Is this an automatism? You can not seriosly run a professional forum with an automatism to delete users..
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#10
Did you post any links to things you shouldn't have (illegal downloads or nulled sites)?

Or have you gone about sending spam PM's ?

Or did you go out of your way to disrespect some users, using very, very, bad words?
 

Ingenious

Well-known member
#11
+1 is so last century, people need to use the "like" button. Continual +1 posts don't really contribute to a forum and only draw attention to the fact you might be bumping a thread or trying to get your signature viewed.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#12
When checking your most recent posts.... every post you made for the last 20-30 was just "+1".

No wonder someone thought you were spamming.
+1

EDIT: Jesting.

But yeah. I reported you actually before realising that actually you were a normal member. But as soon as you start necro posting +1 in old threads and seemingly just being a nuisance with no valid input then you're going to be mistaken for a spammer.
 

kyrgyz

Well-known member
#13
+1 is so last century, people need to use the "like" button. Continual +1 posts don't really contribute to a forum and only draw attention to the fact you might be bumping a thread or trying to get your signature viewed.
As well as:
1. Second that
2. ^^^This
 
#16
+1

EDIT: Jesting.

But yeah. I reported you actually before realising that actually you were a normal member. But as soon as you start necro posting +1 in old threads and seemingly just being a nuisance with no valid input then you're going to be mistaken for a spammer.

But even if you reported me wrongly, this does not mean that a moderator should not read postings to double check before deleting a user blindly ;)

I made many other postings with a lot of content beforehand. The +1 thing was only for the mod-suggestions in which I was also voting for so they get more support.
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#17
no, nothing like that
I see. The issue for you seems to be this than

When checking your most recent posts.... every post you made for the last 20-30 was just "+1".

No wonder someone thought you were spamming.
The spam system does partly rely on repeated post in consistencies.

For example a spam bot would post something like this:

"Hi everyone, please checkout SociallyUncensored.eu"

Only it would do so a dozen or so times, in reply to most every other thread (either right away or slowly). Your +1 20 - 30x just came off as spam by the system, because most normal users would have a comment along with it and wouldn't be repeating the same post again and again.
 
#18
+1 is so last century, people need to use the "like" button. ...
Each one has a different opinion about that. I did not know the "like" button from xenforo and did not know that it is mandatory to use it for that. But you should not ignore, that in 99% of all other forums, the posting "+1" is normal behaviour to support a former posting/idea. Everywhere on the internet.

So you can try to educate now the internet or you can accept that the rest of the world is behaving like this ;)

But still, no matter how you think about it, a moderator is not allowed to delete postings and ban a user without double checking, what he did in all his postings and not ony in the mod-suggestion forums ;)
 

Adam Howard

Well-known member
#19
Each one has a different opinion about that. I did not know the "like" button from xenforo and did not know that it is mandatory to use it for that. But you should not ignore, that in 99% of all other forums, the posting "+1" is normal behaviour to support a former posting/idea. Everywhere on the internet.

So you can try to educate now the internet or you can accept that the rest of the world is behaving like this ;)

But still, no matter how you think about it, a moderator is not allowed to delete postings and ban a user without double checking, what he did in all his postings and not ony in the mod-suggestion forums ;)
With over 1,000 spam bots trying to defeat XenForo's spam system ..... Some human error is likely to happen.

We did have someone on my site (not here), who would +1 everything, but the +1 turned out to be a link.

And with so many attempts to try to go through it .... You can't expect the staff to verify every post, by every member, and at 100% accuracy all the time
 
#20
...Your +1 20 - 30x just came off as spam by the system,...
As far as I can remember it was mor like 5-10x, by the way...

And why no moderator reacts after I alerted them that there was something wrong? What is the sense of a contact form, if nobody cares? What is the sense of a moderator, if he is not controlling things seriously?
 
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