Protocols for returning to AR after removal for breaking AR rules.

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In Spirit's picture
Protocols for returning to AR after removal for breaking AR rules.

Hello Moderators

I have noticed that some people get removed from AR for not following the AR rules.

My curiosity leads to me ask the following questions:

Are they warned before getting removed?
Once removed, are they permanently removed?
Can they return in the future? And if so what is the waiting period?

Last question: Is this the proper area to ask such questions?

Thanks and have a great day !!

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Nyarlathotep's picture
In Spirit - Are they warned

In Spirit - Are they warned before getting removed?

In most cases, yes. Of course if you make an account and post 20 new threads trying to promote your own website, there isn't going to be a warning. Often times users are told to remove the offending material themselves, typically they refuse, and that is the end of them.
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In Spirit - Once removed, are they permanently removed?

Typically the account is deleted (which can not be reversed) or locked (which can be reversed). There is no formal appeal process to have an account unlocked. If someone wants to appeal, one way would be to use this page's email tab. Or (if you have a working account) to message CyberLn or myself.
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In Spirit - Can they return in the future? And if so what is the waiting period?

There is no formal policy. Users have been allowed to return, basically by just making a new name and following the rules, and perhaps repudiating they past behavior.
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In Spirit - Is this the proper area to ask such questions?

Yeah!

CyberLN's picture
Banning someone is not

Banning someone is not something either of us takes lightly. It can be a very difficult decision, one that is entered onto with the best interests of AR as the driving consideration.

Tin-Man's picture
@Nyar and Cyber

@Nyar and Cyber

I'll be honest, yours is not a job I would want, but in my humble opinion, this site could not ask for any better. It's a heavy responsibility you two carry. We are lucky to have you.

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A post demanding the 10,000

A post demanding the 10,000 Agrees button old Tin Man....

In Spirit's picture
@Nyarlathotep

@Nyarlathotep
@CyberLN

Thank you very much for your time and answering the questions of my curious mind.

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