Under the unfortunate circumstances where a message board member breaks the rules of this message board and despite after several polite warnings continues to do so, the moderators, after due consideration and then a majority vote will ban that member from the board for an indefinite period, more than likely forever.
We have only handed out three such bans in this time and hopefully that number will not rise.
A ban is not a temporary measure and remains in place until the moderators announce on this board otherwise.
Currently all bans remain in place and no indication to the contrary has been or will be forthcoming.
I hope this clears it up for the one previous member who is and will remain banned who seems to be struggling with the concept of what banned means.
"In sports, what is true is more powerful than what you believe, because what is true will give you an edge" - Bill James.
Bottom line is. If you disrespect the rules of the forum, are warned and choose to ignore those warnings. You shouldn't complain when you're banned. Especially when you spend a lot of time criticisng it.
The original poster concerned deleted his own account, was not banned at all. Why the need for number on the end is strange as the original account was never banned. However, a number of troll accounts using certain IP addresses were banned. This may have impacted on innocent posters but they are welcome to explain via email to the administrator should they feel the ban is in error.
Any individual incorrectly banned will obviously be looked upon favourably. Unlike those trolling the board with various user accounts.
Any claims to the contrary are not correct. As Mark explained, only three accounts have been banned.
I cannot for the life of me understand why someone who's only intention is to disrupt a messageboard full of posters they do not like would complain they cannot access the board they don't want to be on!