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Old 11-06-2007, 04:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but - what is with all the signatures/member info that say something about being banned? I'm guessing it is some kind of inside joke but am really curious. I have been a lurker for years and every time I see that I'm like, "but what does it MEAN?"
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:20 AM
 
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It's little leftovers from one very wild April Fools day.

You can read more about it here.

Welcome to MDC! If your lucky, you may be banned by April
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:25 AM
 
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I emailed the senior title mod a while back about getting mine removed, and I never heard back.

therefore, I remain indefinitely banned
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:27 AM
 
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PM me and I'll unbann you
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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i have to admit i sort of like being banned. LOL
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:55 AM
 
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I remember that when I was here under the username Mamma Christi I was "Banned for saying she hadn't been banned yet" then I changed my subtitle to something like "UNBANNED!" and then it got changed to "Banned for unbanning herself"

lol that was good times, good times.
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:56 AM
 
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Aww... I never got banned. I feel sad... and a little jealous
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This is totally hilarious!!!!! I have been wondering about this myself for eons. Thanks for enlightening.

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Old 11-10-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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Ha! Good to know. I've been wondering about this myself!
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:04 PM
 
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Sounds like it was fun. I have been wondering the same thing....
Thanks for asking!

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Old 11-12-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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How funny! I love this place.

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Old 11-12-2007, 11:14 PM
 
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i was wondering what it was all about too! i figured it was some sort of inside, 'cool kids' only thing!

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Old 11-12-2007, 11:18 PM
 
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I love being banned.

It once scared a friend of mine, she saw it and freaked out, asking me what I had done.

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Old 11-12-2007, 11:25 PM
 
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<------- Hah! I love it!!!
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:51 PM
 
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i was wondering what it was all about too! i figured it was some sort of inside, 'cool kids' only thing!
Well, I did try and ban everyone who was posting to the threads about being banned in TAO. Several people who don't actually post but rarely got tagged.

So, there was an attempt at being as inclusive as possible.

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Old 11-12-2007, 11:55 PM
 
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I was on hiatus during that time and I missed out on being banned...

whaaaaa...
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:56 AM
 
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I was on hiatus during that time and I missed out on being banned...

whaaaaa...
Phht, you should be banned for taking a hiatus!

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Old 11-13-2007, 01:02 AM
 
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Well, I did try and ban everyone who was posting to the threads about being banned in TAO. Several people who don't actually post but rarely got tagged.

So, there was an attempt at being as inclusive as possible.
Yep, you were very inclusive. I am not at all "cool" or "popular." I just show up and post every once in a while - and nowhere in particular. I got "banned" and kind of enjoy retaining that banned title.

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:53 AM
 
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Phht, you should be banned for taking a hiatus!
you're right!!
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:28 AM
 
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I am fairly new and I always wondered....thanks for the enlightenment!
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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It's funny! I also have always wondered. Thanks for posting this. Curious about what will happen next year!
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:11 PM
 
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I'm so glad I saw this thread! I kept seeing banned members who obviously weren't banned...now I feel so enlightened!

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Old 11-14-2007, 11:05 PM
 
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Yay! Now I'm enlightened too! (but not banned!
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:35 PM
 
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That was my all time favorite day on MDC, and I've been here a while, so that's saying something!
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:45 PM
 
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me too... I was getting a little worried at first, though, since I noticed it prior to my first cup of caffeinated goodness, and had NO sense of humour... I was thinking to myself.. "OMFG, I can get BANNED for THAT??? WTH is going on?" : Ignore my pre-coffee lack of brainz
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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I always wondered about thatmyself. Here's to those of us who speak up!

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Old 11-15-2007, 11:15 AM
 
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I've also always been curious about this...thanks for asking the question!
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:31 PM
 
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I always wondered too, but thought the first rule of banned title club was do not talk about banned title club.
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