The Banned message on DS

B3 REV
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed 06 Dec, 2006 22.25

Am I the only one who thinks its a bit rude to tell you youre banned without any warning and make you clear your cookies to view the website?
wells
Posts: 742
Joined: Sun 31 Jul, 2005 14.52

I've got a feeling you're going to get a feeling of Déjà vu.
JAS84
Posts: 464
Joined: Fri 12 Aug, 2011 10.23
Location: Hull, UK

That's odd. Shouldn't banning only affect the forum? Being banned there shouldn't stop you reading the main website.
Martin Phillp
Posts: 1016
Joined: Wed 11 May, 2011 01.28

As another banned DS member, it's only the forums you can't access without clearing cookies.
TVF's London Lite.
robschneider
Posts: 295
Joined: Wed 14 Aug, 2013 14.53

I'm also banned from DS, for absolutely no reason.

You can see the site, but yes you have to clear your cookies to view the forums.

Very odd, and inconsistent, moderation policies over there though.
woah
Posts: 347
Joined: Sun 28 Mar, 2010 12.39
Location: Sheffield

robschneider wrote:I'm also banned from DS, for absolutely no reason.

You can see the site, but yes you have to clear your cookies to view the forums.

Very odd, and inconsistent, moderation policies over there though.
I assume that's the same "absolutely no reason" that got you banned from TVF?
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dosxuk
Posts: 607
Joined: Thu 07 Feb, 2008 21.37
Location: Sheffield

robschneider wrote:Very odd, and inconsistent, moderation policies over there though.
I thought that was one of their selling points. Nobody ever seriously joined DS expecting fair and balanced moderation surely?!

Wonder what happened to Beth?
james2001
Posts: 567
Joined: Sat 04 Jun, 2005 23.10

Suprise you don't have multiple dormant accounts on there ready to spring into life as soon as one gets banned. Most people who get banned seem to do that...
robschneider
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Joined: Wed 14 Aug, 2013 14.53

woah wrote:
robschneider wrote:I'm also banned from DS, for absolutely no reason.

You can see the site, but yes you have to clear your cookies to view the forums.

Very odd, and inconsistent, moderation policies over there though.
I assume that's the same "absolutely no reason" that got you banned from TVF?
No that's Charlie Wells being protectionist over the new Top Gear. He's about as much use as Beth Hart.
robschneider
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Joined: Wed 14 Aug, 2013 14.53

james2001 wrote:Suprise you don't have multiple dormant accounts on there ready to spring into life as soon as one gets banned. Most people who get banned seem to do that...
Tried that - even by registering on different IP addresses - but they still manage to pick up on it.
Martin Phillp
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Joined: Wed 11 May, 2011 01.28

dosxuk wrote:
robschneider wrote:Very odd, and inconsistent, moderation policies over there though.
I thought that was one of their selling points. Nobody ever seriously joined DS expecting fair and balanced moderation surely?!
It got a lot worse after the magazine company took over the site. Anything critical of the company, the way the site was being moderated or criticism of the dumbed down editorial would get your card marked.
TVF's London Lite.
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