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    Default Suspensions and Bans

    All warnings, infractions, suspensions and bans are the direct result of one or more violations of the rules. Warnings and infractions will be sent via PM to the offending user, but will not be listed here. Suspensions and bans are listed only because members who are suspended or banned cannot access their PMs. If you can't reach this page due to the suspension or ban, clear your cache of cookies and access the forum without trying to log in.

    As a reminder, our message forum is entitled SpaceTime and the Universe. Although we do enjoy off-topic discussions, it is primarily a science forum. Feel free to offer your opinions on a wide variety of subjects, both science and non-science, but please adhere to the rules, particularly our cardinal rule: "Treat others with dignity and respect, whether you feel they deserve it or not. Attack the post, not the person." Personal attacks will NOT be tolerated, regardless of how righteous you may feel about your "cause." If you want to be an anarchist and create mayhem anyway, you'll be doing it somewhere else.

    Another important rule to remember is "We reserve the right to change or modify the rules at any time, both formally in this listing, as well as on a case-by-case basis, in order to maintain a healthy forum for all members." You may not agree with our decisions, but our focus is on the overall health of the forum as a whole.

    A third key rule is to appeal decisions via PM, and not in public. This isn't to "hide" anything. It's to prevent anger and vitriol from trashing the forums.

    Both suspensions and bans can change. They can be either vacated or commuted. When the suspension or ban is vacated, it's as if the rules violation never happened, and all is forgiven. When it's commuted, the penalty is merely changed to something less severe and the violation will remain on the books. Repeats will result in the reinstatement of the more severe penalty.

    Summer, 2011: neverfly banned for repeated abusive behavior towards various forum members

    Jul 10, 2012: astrotech suspended for one week for violating rules on civility and appeals

    Sep, 2012: neverfly's ban is commuted

    Oct 1, 2012: astrotech suspended for one week for flagrantly violating the rule of civility

    Oct 2, 2012: neverfly suspended for one week for continued and incessant personal attacks via PM after being repeatedly informed neither this forum nor it's staff exists for his personal abusive pleasure. He has two choices: Either refocus his efforts and start positively contributing to the forum (personal attacks are not positive contributions to the forum), or be banned.

    Oct 21, 2012: neverfly suspended one year for massive, gross, repetitive violations contrary to the very nature and existence of our forum. Simply put, he was a massive distraction, hugely argumentative, and rarely, if every contributory. Gone.

    Oct 21, 2012: I suspect "astotech" is a neverfly sock puppet. I know well enough it's difficult to prove these days, but I also know well enough the same language says it all. So, astrotech is gone for thirty days while we ascertain the facts.

    Nov 9 2012: Neverfly's ban commuted.
    Last edited by mugaliens; 12-08-2012 at 02:23 PM.
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    Default Re: Suspensions and Bans

    Temporary suspension of Astrotech, John_Gabriel and 7777777.
    The suspension is for the purpose of rebuilding some structure to the forum.
    The reason these three were singled out is made quite obvious by the content of their posts.

    In the pursuit of accuracy in scientific study, it is important that ideas, concepts, theories, hypothesis and material be tested, questioned, poked and prodded. But post flooding is not testing the ideas.
    --Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges--
    “Science needs the light of free expression to flourish. It depends on the fearless questioning of authority, and the open exchange of ideas.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

    "When photons interact with electrons, they are interacting with the charge around a "bare" mass, and thus the interaction is electromagnetic, hence light. This light slows the photon down." - BuleriaChk

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    Default Re: Suspensions and Bans

    User neelaEntede banned permanently for abusing private messages with Spam advertising, sock puppetry and failing to recognize Pluto as a planet.
    --Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges--
    “Science needs the light of free expression to flourish. It depends on the fearless questioning of authority, and the open exchange of ideas.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

    "When photons interact with electrons, they are interacting with the charge around a "bare" mass, and thus the interaction is electromagnetic, hence light. This light slows the photon down." - BuleriaChk

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