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Oh, noooooooo....

How can you tell it's not temporary? I mean I saw what he posted, hardly shocking that got him banned, but perma?
Like this:
No.

Crossed out name is for a deactivated account. E.g. the OP of this thread, @BR2

Perma-ban is when it says banned, and you can't visit the profile page. E.g. some of those in the intro-thread like @Yohan

Temporary ban is when it says banned, and you can visit the profile page. E.g. @Logic-is-your-friend
@Big Doopie: "This user's profile is not available."
 
Like this:

@Big Doopie: "This user's profile is not available."
Thanks Netserk! That's a shame. I guess frontal assaults on mods will do that. Good poster, don't think he ever got in much trouble before. Mod team, please do consider that if you haven't, he's been a valuable contributor in good standing for a long time. No idea what went on, so of course your judgement is more informed than mine. Thanks.
 
Thanks Netserk! That's a shame. I guess frontal assaults on mods will do that. Good poster, don't think he ever got in much trouble before. Mod team, please do consider that if you haven't, he's been a valuable contributor in good standing for a long time. No idea what went on, so of course your judgement is more informed than mine. Thanks.
Yes that's a shame and I agree with you, good for you for sticking up for him. I recall Big Doopie from way back - 2011. I knew he could be provocative with the Contador fanboys. I am guessing he left them no choice.
 
As is abundantly clear that there is no moderation on this forum, can one of you, if you exist, explain to me the justification for the responses that i received from ArmchairCyclist and if or if not it is against the rules to publicly post PM's. I don't want to get banned for doing the same as he did.
 
As [it] is abundantly clear that there is no moderation on this forum,
Clearly not the case. I think what you mean is that you complained to a mod who didn't agree with you. Which is ironic as you complained about other people that they have an attitude of "you are wrong, until you change MY OPINION"

can one of you, if you exist,
You have already referred to a reply you had from a mod, and now you are questioning their existence??? Are you doubting the true presence of Red Rick?

explain to me the justification for the responses that i received from ArmchairCyclist
Expecting people to be able to give an explanation for their reasoning behind an ad hominem attack seems to be the essence of debate and discussion. What more basic justification can there be?
I certainly don't need a mod or anyone else to speak on my behalf and justify my right to defend my reasoning against somebody who ridicules in without explanation (and who has still failed to answer the questions that arise from disagreeing).
Nor would I expect anyone else to justify my actions: they are not culpable for what I do.

and if or if not it is against the rules to publicly post PM's.
Errrm, you specifically asked me to post them. In doing so, you lose any right to claim secrecy over what you wrote, and I have no qualms about letting anyone know what I said.
why don't you post every, and I mean EVERY pm that you sent me

You've dug a deep enough hole for yourself: put the shovel down.
 
As is abundantly clear that there is no moderation on this forum, can one of you, if you exist, explain to me the justification for the responses that i received from ArmchairCyclist and if or if not it is against the rules to publicly post PM's. I don't want to get banned for doing the same as he did.

Seriously what's will all the banning. Now @ManicJack but every thread I enter I see people banned, this isn't normal. Just went into cyclo cross thread and another ban, for @ChewbaccaDefense
It's just depressing, reminds me of IRC and why it mostly died. People were ban happy and it killed the community.
 
Seriously what's will all the banning. Now @ManicJack but every thread I enter I see people banned, this isn't normal. Just went into cyclo cross thread and another ban, for @ChewbaccaDefense
It's just depressing, reminds me of IRC and why it mostly died. People were ban happy and it killed the community.
to be honest, I didn't notice bans of the ones mentioned above as they are on my ignore list. I do think it's a pity big doopie is banned, he came across as reasonable while still showing passion for his opinions, without crossing red lines too much.
 
At least there we no bannings in that case, just the locking of a thread that had sadly run its course.
Though, maybe if/when there are updates in the case, a mod could post links to the relevant articles, and then re-lock the thread...
Anything controversial beyond The Clinic is apparently inapropriate for CN. It's why the Politics thread was closed, even if it sparked interesting debate.