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    "Free iPod" posts...
    Just as a warning....the next time I see one of these "free iPod" spam posts, that person will automatically be permanently banned. Read the forum rules if you have any questions, paying close attention to bullet number two...

    Consider this your warning!

    Oh and before you say it....yes....I'm mean and evil :mad:
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    You're mean and evil schweb! thanks for a great post!

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    CaptainMack
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    good. those wee starting to get annoying

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    stevo836
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    The *deleted* offer does work. It is annoying to go through, but it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevo836
    The *deleted* offer does work. It is annoying to go through, but it works.
    *banned*

    Why do people have to test me?
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    bob
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    people have been posting those free ipod stuff on spymac as well

    it is very anoying

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    although i do not like the ipod spam i think permently banning somebody for that is a little harsh, maybe banning them for like a month or so? and if they do it again banning them for 2 months, and on the third time bann them forever? because you can't just do that, it probually isn't legal since it is not in the rules, they shouldn't give mods that kind of power any way to completly bann someone from using the service.
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    If you have a book at home and you tell your friends that they can write their names in it, write stories, but they can't write about cats, because you just don't like cats and if they do, you're not going to allow them to write in that book again. Now is that fair that you can say that since it is your book right? it seems fair to me.. We run these forums because we like to help people, we don't get paid, we take time away from our busy schedule, from work, from our wives to help you guys. I do think that gives us a little bit of a right to figure out what we would like to see on these boards and what we do not want to see. When we see things that take us away from helping and we have to split two people up because they are fighting and causing people on these boards to get angry and upset.. we do what it takes to bring peace back to the boards, so that they boards can once again help others. Those iPod ads, those Mac mini ads are being spammed on forums everywhere, on blogs, every single piece of media that they can get their hands on.. they are spamming it. How does that help newly switched people? it doesnt! How does that help anybody, except to create more spammers because the people that joined now want their free iPods and to do that you have to spam people.. We choose not to allow it.. again the purpose of these forums is to help others and these spam tactics are against the purpose of these forums.

    I have not permanently banned anyone, but I have banned them for a set amount of days.. you know what, those iPod posters do not come back.. not because they were banned, but because their job is done.. they've spammed the boards and now they'll go onto the next board to spam them, and then a couple blogs along the way. Then a week later, they'll come back to this forum create a new user name and post some more. Now they have wasted our time and wasted your time this is our book and we want our friends to be able to use this book in the fashion that we set forth.. to help others.. it's against the purpose of our book.. so they are not allowed to use our book anymore.

    I hope that clarified it for you

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    austin
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    true...but when you ban someone dont you ban their ip address not just their username?

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    No, except in very rare cases, we do not ban IP addresses. This is mainly due to the fact that people's IP addresses change and we also don't want to accidentally ban someone who has done nothing wrong simply because they might get the same IP address.

    To PowerBookG4: In addition to Murlyn's wonderful reply on the issue, I have to say that we don't normally permanently ban for this issue, just temporary. However, do it again and you will be banned permanently. I see no reason to give anyone more than one warning on this issue since if they do it a second time, they're doing it on purpose regardless of the rules.
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    Hahah. Nice.
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    Then why subject the rest of us to it?

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    that works

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