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I know I am going to feel foolish for this question, but here it goes.

What does banned mean and how do you get banned? I am fairly new here and have been off for awhile...I had a private message from someone and under their username it says banned.????:
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In most cases, banned means that the members privileges to our boards were removed and they have been banned.

However, if you see something silly like "banned for being silly" then it likely came from April Fools day when the Administrators went a bit nuts and 'fake' banned several members (all in good fun).

Does that answer your question?
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I'm so glad someone asked this!! I've been so curious as to the senior member titles that say, "Banned for talking to banned members" etc.

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Those of us who are still banned had begged to stay "banned" because we felt a little special. I had no senior title before and I really really like mine now!

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Those of us who are still banned had begged to stay "banned" because we felt a little special. I had no senior title before and I really really like mine now!

Me, too!
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I decided to keep mine too.
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lol yea me too!
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It makes me feel loved, and well banned.

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Lol - I was never asked either way about keeping mine or not!
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Lol - I was never asked either way about keeping mine or not!
Abimommy lost track of all the members she banned, so we asked in TAO Were you Banned yesterday for April 1st If you'd like it changed back, we can do that

I think it's a riot that so many wanted to keep their banned titles.
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It beats the senior title I had which was the boring "senior member". I think this was MDC's best April Fool's evah!

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i was hoping to be banned for not tooting but no such luck!
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i loved having a senior title so much that i adopted a new one thanks to the ban!
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I was wondering this myself in fact I was coming over here to ask it when I saw this post
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Another banned one here. I'm loving it. Makes me feel like a bad girl.
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Another banned one here. I'm loving it. Makes me feel like a bad girl.
You mean your not?













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You mean your not?
I am an angel. : <--- I was the model for this smiley.
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Count me in the "I like being banned" club.

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I am an angel. : <--- I was the model for this smiley.
Ok then....

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Count me in the "I like being banned" club.
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In most cases, banned means that the members privileges to our boards were removed and they have been banned.

However, if you see something silly like "banned for being silly" then it likely came from April Fools day when the Administrators went a bit nuts and 'fake' banned several members (all in good fun).

Does that answer your question?
The person I was talking about had Banned under their name. Silly Banned sounds cool and everyone seems to be proud of it.

But what would cause someone to have their privileges removed? Sure don't want that to happen to me.:
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It could be for many reasons. Sometimes people join our boards just to try and sell a product or service (spam) in that case, they are immediately banned. other times, members don't abide by our User Agreement. We have an alert/warning system we use, so it's no surprise to a member
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Alerts are issued by a moderator. Warnings are issued by an administrator. Three alerts equal a warning. Three warnings result in a suspension for one month. Suspension may be from a specific forum or all of MDC. Two suspensions may result in removal of membership. Based on the severity of the violation or the number of previous violations by a member, the Administrator may issue a warning, suspension or ban.
Trust me, you'll know well in advance if your going to be banned

Out of respect, we don't discuss members who were banned on the boards, but if you have a specific question about a member you can PM myself or Abimommy and we'll try to answer you as best we can
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Thank you for answering my questions.
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I love my ban!

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Thank you so much for asking this so I didn't have to. :
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no problem
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If people no longer wish to be banned please pm me to be repaired.

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