Published on 12, July, 2020
Hookaduckduck here. I have been off the forum for a couple of days but I've tried to log on with my usual account and I get taken to a page that suggests I have been banned? Unsure why this has happened but I haven't received any emails suggesting there has been a problem.
Can anyone help me?
Hi Hookaduckduck, Your main account should now be working again. It appears to have been set to 'disapproved' by mistake, so I'm sorry you were locked out of it for the last few days - you…
No, I haven't broken any rules to my knowledge. I haven't even been on the forum at all for a few days and the last conversation I joined in with was about rune stones. Hardly controversial.
(Updated February 2020)
Our Community is designed to be a…
Can you capture the screen of the page that suggests you've been banned and post it here.
There are several rules about what you can post or not discuss. Such as not giving out personal information about yourself. For example, never disclose your real name 'Michelle'.
My understanding is that isn't a rule, just a recommendation. Plenty of people disclose their names on here. This isn't Autism Anonymous.
Hookaduckduck2 said:This isn't Autism Anonymous
It's just that the moderators are only here part time and have been less strict in recent months.
In the past they were very zealous and people received temporary bans for all types of trivial infringement of the rules, such as disclosing their home town.
This formatting was really amusing to me lol
Robert123 said:It is.
But for real? Didn’t know they were that serious. Fortunately I've only disclosed broad information like my country but thanks for the warning. i wouldn't wanna be banned here so soon after regaining access to my account
These are some of the rules of this website. Have you broken any of them?
I don’t think so lol
but that kind of first rule, like hookaduckduck2, i believed it to just be a safety guideline.
Robert123 said:This Community forum is public, so do not post personal or identifying details. This includes, but is not limited to, full names, addresses, contact details, social media, or photographs of yourself. (updated February 2020)
Full names. ASD people love forcing rules even when they're wrong, Robert.
I have been on this website five years.
I have seen the rules change and the way the moderators enforce these rules.
And I have witnessed several big rows about the rules and people leaving this site because of the way they were treated here.
I once received an email from a moderator warning me about using 'hate speech' . My comment was only an innocent personal opinion.
I've been here for a couple of years and I've seen some huge bust-ups too - it's totally normal on any forum - although I don't know why - it's the internet - it's not real....
Plastic said: - it's the internet - it's not real....
To many people this is real! And I'm not just talking about this site. Cyber bullying does lead to mental health problems and suicide.