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Old 08-11-2014, 05:41 AM
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Default DW and Self - Ban Requests

This is the only forum I've ever been a member of where members seem to regularly hit themselves in the face with the ban hammer.

Recently another member 'requested a ban'.

WTF?

How is that different from setting your password to a random set of characters? (Type string into Word - other programs are available - copy and paste into new password fields, don't save document. Log out.)

Yes, I know that it's possible to request a password re-set, but it's also possible to create a new account.

Am I the only one to find this an odd thing?
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:45 AM
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:59 AM
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Am I the only one to find this an odd thing?
No.

But not nearly as odd as the "I'm leaving......and here's 45 odd paragraphs explaining why.....whilst secretly hoping you'll all beg me to stay" threads. I've seen a few of those and always found them to be a little melodramatic, OTT and screaming of attention seeking, At least the self imposed exile is a more dignified approach....if not a little strange. Personally speaking, should I ever find I've had enough of the forum then I'd find it easier and far less hassle to just not be here one day. It really is as simple as stopping typing. But clearly not everyone sees it the same way.
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:41 AM
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Yes.

I admin another board (non music related). We don't ban by request. I've been asked plenty of times, and I always say no.

If you want to stop posting, just stop.

It's presumptuous and a bit rude to make the mod staff have to do it for you.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:53 AM
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No.

But not nearly as odd as the "I'm leaving......and here's 45 odd paragraphs explaining why.....whilst secretly hoping you'll all beg me to stay" threads. I've seen a few of those and always found them to be a little melodramatic, OTT and screaming of attention seeking, At least the self imposed exile is a more dignified approach....if not a little strange. Personally speaking, should I ever find I've had enough of the forum then I'd find it easier and far less hassle to just not be here one day. It really is as simple as stopping typing. But clearly not everyone sees it the same way.
Agree 100% mate.
Personally I think it's more of a cold turkey/ addiction thing (ie you won't be tempted to post if you're banned and thus have more time to devote to whatever's going on in your life).
How hard is it to simply stop typing?? Unless you happen to be one of the "forum celebrities"- who's going to notice anyway?
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:29 AM
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Whatever floats your boat & works for you at the time. Nothing's ever odd in human nature. Expect anything & everything.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:40 PM
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Ive seen self ban before on other forums. Not new to me
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:28 PM
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No.

But not nearly as odd as the "I'm leaving......and here's 45 odd paragraphs explaining why.....whilst secretly hoping you'll all beg me to stay" threads. I've seen a few of those and always found them to be a little melodramatic, OTT and screaming of attention seeking, At least the self imposed exile is a more dignified approach....if not a little strange. Personally speaking, should I ever find I've had enough of the forum then I'd find it easier and far less hassle to just not be here one day. It really is as simple as stopping typing. But clearly not everyone sees it the same way.
Thanks Jules,I feel exactly the same way.Just don't show up anymore....no explainations or fanfare.Just simply leave and don't come back.Even if you decide to leave and state your reasons for doing so,there will still be speculation and inuendo, as to what your "real" reasons were,or your state of mind,or what or whom caused your departure.

Just slip out the back door,and don't say good bye,because your intentions will never be truly understood anyway.Just my 2 cents.But having said that....this applies to me,and I'll not judge anyone else for what they decide to do.Having been NYPD for over 20 years,I've seen some ......radical human behavior....so to each their own.

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Old 08-11-2014, 06:50 PM
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People who spend massive amounts of time on internet forums often have personal/social issues. If what you read on a drummer forum causes you so much anxiety that you want to be banned from posting on it, then you probably should.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:36 PM
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Sounds odd to me, too. Quite melodramatic. Or they're all control freaks and want to
"clean up" anything behind them :).
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:28 PM
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I've seen lots of people on various forums ask for a self ban.

Could be for any number of reasons.

Never done it myself, but it's understandable.
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It's arguably much more fun to be banned rather than elect to get banned. Not that I'd encourage anyone to do that of course. Some ex members were experts in getting banned, & strangely, take their place in forum history. No such thing as bad publicity eh!
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It's arguably much more fun to be banned rather than elect to get banned. Not that I'd encourage anyone to do that of course. Some ex members were experts in getting banned, & strangely, take their place in forum history. No such thing as bad publicity eh!
Wow....whom ever could that be....prey tell my fine drum making British friend.Not someone of mutual aquaintence,who might possibly know our friend Duncan as well........:):)...I can barely type because of the tears :):)

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Old 08-11-2014, 10:29 PM
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Wow....whom ever could that be....prey tell my fine drum making British friend.Not someone of mutual aquaintence,who might possibly know our friend Duncan as well........:):)...I can barely type because of the tears :):)

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I have no idea who you're talking about Steve ;) ;) ;)
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:51 AM
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Ban requests? I vote for LarryAce!
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:33 AM
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I don't get it either and it seems counter productive since you can just add a new account. ;-) The only thing i can see is that it get publicized and gets attention in either case: banned for misconduct or banned by request.

It just gives folks like GRUNTERSDAD a but of extra work which they do not seem to mind. ;-).

That's why this is a great board!
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:21 AM
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Could be addiction-related. If you're addicted, somebody cuts you off cold turkey, more acceptable. Yes they can sign up with a new username, but thats an extra step that maybe helps, or cuts off contact neatly for them.
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:39 AM
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Simply leaving a forum for a regular is pretty aloof. Like hanging out with a bunch of friends and then suddenly disappearing. I think explaining why you are is leaving to those who know and might like you in a final posting is fair enough IMO, especially if you want to make a grizzle about whatever prompted you to leave.

Having yourself banned doesn't make sense because it's just an admin matter of removing access to the user account. Normally the outgoing person is reclassified as "Guest" rather than "Banned", the latter having unwarranted negative connotations.
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:43 AM
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Normally the outgoing person is reclassified as "Guest" rather than "Banned", the latter having unwarranted negative connotations.
Anyone that leaves ends up as "guest" regardless of whether they jumped or were pushed. The "banned" status only seems to flag for a couple of days before "guest" takes its place.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:36 AM
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Anyone that leaves ends up as "guest" regardless of whether they jumped or were pushed. The "banned" status only seems to flag for a couple of days before "guest" takes its place.
That would be a pretty cool custom status: "banned" I would love to see that replace "Uncle Larry"
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:28 AM
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Either they're making a point or they need help fighting the compulsion to read the forum. I think it's fine and I hope Wy returns.

I believe he was frustrated because he's actually a long time teacher and didn't like some of the mindless posters trampling on his professional opinions. Maybe he thought ppl weren't reading his posts? I definitely read them and he always had great advice.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:12 PM
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He contacted me and it was self imposed and I will respect his wishes and leave it at that. Thank you for understanding.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:47 AM
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I wouldn't be the first thread creator to see a thread head off in un-intended directions, but for the record, my intention with this thread was to discuss the concept rather than the particulars of the most recent occurrence.
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Understood. nothing wrong with the intention.
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Old 08-17-2014, 03:31 PM
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Agree 100% mate.
Personally I think it's more of a cold turkey/ addiction thing (ie you won't be tempted to post if you're banned and thus have more time to devote to whatever's going on in your life).
How hard is it to simply stop typing?? Unless you happen to be one of the "forum celebrities"- who's going to notice anyway?
New to this forum, but posting on forums can get to be an addiction (especially if you work with a computer) and sometimes you have to take drastic measures to get your life back. Going cold turkey can be difficult for some people some time, though this is the first forum I've seen where someone requested to be banned.
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He contacted me and it was self imposed and I will respect his wishes and leave it at that. Thank you for understanding.
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