Appealing a Ban

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by paulfr, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. paulfr Registered Senior Member

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    I have a friend who recently tried to sign in after a long period away from sciforums.
    He was shocked to find that he was banned.
    He has tried to find out why and when this happened but is unable to speak to anyone.

    It appears to him the ban is permanent.

    How does he go about finding out about his ban and appealing the decision ?

    Thank you
     
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  3. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    What was his ID on here?
     
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  5. Kittamaru Suppose it makes sense. Wearing a bit thin. Valued Senior Member

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    Best bet is to have him PM one of the Admins (JamesR for example) - you can do it on his behalf if you wish. I can find / tell you the ban reason, but moderators cannot reverse them.
     
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  7. paulfr Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks

    How do you find out who are Admins ?
    How do you PM an Admin ?

    His name is "paulfr"
     
  8. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    Paulfr? Would that be Paul Reed, i.e. you?
     
  9. paulfr Registered Senior Member

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    No.
    We are old friends from College days.
    Paul was a very common name back then.
     
  10. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I suggest you ask paulfr to sign up under a new name, then to start a conversation with me himself.
     
  11. paulfr Registered Senior Member

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    James R
    OK I can log in as "paulfr" now
    Thank you.
    I will let my friend Paul know.
    May I keep my Paul Reed account too ?

    It was quite disturbing to my friend to be banned.
    He will be quite relieved to be back

    Thanks again
     
  12. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    How can you log in as paulfr, did he give you his password? Why do you want to keep his user name, I thought he wanted to come back to the site? Why do you want 2 accounts - you can't do that by the way.

    Do you see how this all seems rather strange?
     
  13. paulfr Registered Senior Member

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    How can you log in as paulfr, did he give you his password?
    > Yes, we are close friends

    Why do you want to keep his user name, I thought he wanted to come back to the site?
    > I don't want to keep it, he does. I have my own account as Paul Reed.

    Why do you want 2 accounts - you can't do that by the way.
    > No one wants 2 accounts. paulfr is one and Paul Reed [me] is another.
     
  14. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    Why are you answering as paulfr if it is your friends account? You should log in as paul reed and not use your friends account.

    Still seeming strange to me....
     

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