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Why do some users get banned? - MillsT_98 - 07-27-2016

I noticed that the Board Statistics at the bottom of the main page says that Maintenance is the newest member (as of today), yet the Member List says that user is banned. Why do some users get banned from this forum, and why are they still included in the Board Statistics?


RE: Why do some users get banned? - taramarie - 07-28-2016

(07-27-2016, 11:59 PM)MillsT_98 Wrote: I noticed that the Board Statistics at the bottom of the main page says that Maintenance is the newest member (as of today), yet the Member List says that user is banned. Why do some users get banned from this forum, and why are they still included in the Board Statistics?

Could be spammers. Apparently there were a lot of them on the other forum.


RE: Why do some users get banned? - Dan '82 - 07-28-2016

Everyone banned thus far has been a spamer. we get a few a week.


RE: Why do some users get banned? - MillsT_98 - 07-28-2016

Do you delete the spam posts on the forum? I haven't seen anything so I assume they must have been deleted.


RE: Why do some users get banned? - MillsT_98 - 07-28-2016

So far there are 55 members that actually made posts and 76 members that aren't banned. Shouldn't only the ones that aren't banned count?


RE: Why do some users get banned? - Dan '82 - 07-28-2016

(07-28-2016, 01:03 AM)MillsT_98 Wrote: Do you delete the spam posts on the forum? I haven't seen anything so I assume they must have been deleted.

Many of them don't post they just post spam in their profiles to improve the search rankings, but yes I can ban them and delete all their posts with a single click.


RE: Why do some users get banned? - MillsT_98 - 07-29-2016

If you delete their profiles, then why do they still count in the number of members?


RE: Why do some users get banned? - Dan '82 - 07-29-2016

(07-29-2016, 05:12 PM)MillsT_98 Wrote: If you delete their profiles, then why do they still count in the number of members?


That's the way the software is written and it's not worth changing.