This topic exists to keep track of bans, suspensions, and warnings.
It's a closed thread so as to not clutter it with messages that should be posted separately.
nzak, for self-promotion and advertising, as well as for breaking the rules of this forum mere minutes after having served a previous suspension, showing no growth or self-reflection. This suspension will be lifted on 15 Aug 2023.
Currently at three warnings:
Currently at two warnings:
pgibbs, for having served a suspension and for spreading false information during the cool down period.
Currently at one warning:
dejan, down from two warning, for showing better behaviour after having posted false information and denying this.
Futurist, for having recently served a suspension.
Suspension (of one month) for having sent a personal message containing inappropriate content.
I see no other option but to also revoke your trusted member status with immediate effect. You'll need to regain my trust in order for your TM status to be reinstated.
Suspension (of one month).
The Admin team has had a long and thorough discussion about this decision, but it's been made based on the following:
1. You have brought up unrelated personal issues with GSCF members that have not originated on the GSCF forum. This is not in compliance with forum rule number two.
2. You have publicly posted another member's PM. While, in hindsight, you may have had good reason to do so - although I still frown upon it - what we were most disappointed in was the fact that you continued playing the victim card even AFTER we had publicly announced the suspension of that member, as well as the revocation of his Trusted Member status. This could all have been dealt with via personal, direct communication.
3. You have continually sought to put other members' supposed (according to you, that is) misdoings in the spotlight, thus framing them as the actors - yet you continue to ignore the fact that you are the one trying to bully and boss your way around here. A mirror would do you wonders. This is not in compliance with forum rule number two.
4. You have sent disturbing messages to GSCF members via other platforms, who have subsequently provided evidence of your harrassment towards them. These messages also contain libellous remarks about the Admin team of the GSCF. This is, once more, not in compliance with forum rule number two.
5. You have sent a PM with a rather aggressive, intimidating tone towards the Admin team of this forum, once more proving you have not learnt from your previous warnings. In addition, the PM ended with a direct threat to not just the Admin, but also to all other members of the GSCF.
The Admin team felt the only appropriate step that could be taken was to suspend you for one month. Hopefully you will take that time to cool down and get back to your senses.
As a heads-up to everyone: expect "third-party collateral damage" from suspended member Ryoung122. Please report to me/the Admin team if you continue to be harrassed/threatened by suspended member Ryoung122. Appropriate legal measures will subsequently be taken.
Update: it's been brought to our attention that stoa-oid had actually already apologised to Ryoung122 for his unwarranted PM before Ryoung122 decided to publicly post the contents of stoa-oid's first PM on this forum. This manipulation by Ryoung122 (presenting not even half of the information available) is strongly condemned by the Admin team.
We appreciate that stoa-oid had already offered Ryoung122 his sincere apologies before our interference (in the form of a suspension), but we still feel the contents of his first PM are inexcusable, and therefore warrant the month-long suspension.
As of today, @stoa-oid and @ryoung122 have served their suspensions.
Welcome back to the forum! 😊
As of today, @dejan has received two warnings for spreading false information and subsequently denying this. See this post.
Also, @stoa-oid 's and @ryoung122 's warnings have been lifted due to good behaviour.
As of today, @nzak has received a warning for personally attacking another member of this forum. His apology is appreciated.
@nzak suspended for the following six months due to self-promotion and advertising (both of which break the rules of this forum) - and for doing so mere minutes after the previous suspension had been served.
@futurist is currently at one warning for continuing to post and ask inappropriate, insensitive questions that are completely unnecessary and devalue any discussion.
Futurist, I realise there are (most) probably no ill intentions behind your questions, but you're thirty years old now and you should really know by now which questions or remarks are ok to ask or make. Learn to apply the basic social skills online that I am pretty sure you also have in real life.
@futurist is currently at two warnings for continuing to write off-topic posts, despite having been given instructions to post these in his own topic.
@futurist is currently suspended for one month (welcome again on 26 March 2023) for having made racist comments in multiple posts. Remember, making racist comments is an immediate suspension, skipping any warnings.
@futurist has served his suspension. Welcome back!
EDIT: after deliberation, we (as the Admin team) agree on the following: there are no more excuses for you to not heed our advice. A next transgression will result in a permanent ban.