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Questions about bans

Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by kj979, May 10, 2013.

  1. kj979

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    Hi everyone,

    I have some questions about bans. I was banned, for reasons that I now realize. (I didn't realize that the rules about not being stupid or wasting chat space applied to in-battle chat as well as the lobby chat.)

    Are bans permanent? If not, how can I find out how long I was banned?

    Just to confirm, when banned, you will get the "disconnected from server" error, right? I wasn't actually given any notice that I was banned. (However, I do know that I was now, since a person in the battle took a screenshot of the situation.)

    Is there any way to get unbanned if you were breaking the rules? The ban appeal subforum says not to post if you were breaking the rules. (I wasn't given a warning, which I personally consider unfair, considering I've never gotten a warning before.)

    Thank you for reading,

    kj979
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    Take this in the Discipline Appeals subforum here.
  3. kj979

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    I thought that it would be better here, since I had broken the rules, and since most of my questions weren't about being appealed. Are you sure I should post there?
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    Bans are removed after the server resets. Just wait a few days, and you'll be fine.
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    So this means bans are basically meant to just discourage people who don't actually play, who just spam, troll, post shock sites, etc.?
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    Yeah that sounds about right
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    Rules are much more lenient in battle chat than in the lobby chat. Outright spam is still discouraged, but those should at worst result in a mute.

    I can't tell whether your ban was deserved from what you've said so far, but I encourage you to provide details if you think it wasn't. As long as you weren't actively harrassing the other player, that generally shouldn't result in a ban.

    Bans last until server restart (generally every few days) or until you win a ban appeal.

    Yes, that's correct.

    It doesn't sound like you were necessarily breaking the rules. I'd recommend posting the battle log to Discipline Appeals.

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