23 comments

  • James LaneJames Lane, 3 months ago

    It says on his account he was banned due to "Non-stop self promotion without contributing to the community."

    This basically means he only ever posted to photopea - which you're also a part of - hence you're bringing up a post about why your mate has been banned!

    13 points
  • George Brown, 3 months ago

    u

    8 points
  • Ken M (No, not that one)Ken M (No, not that one), 3 months ago

    I'm glad to see the mods are doing something. They seem to be largely absent around here.

    6 points
  • Jonathan KelleyJonathan Kelley, 3 months ago

    It may be the use of Voting Rings?

    5 points
    • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 3 months ago

      1 hour old - 9 upvotes.

      I'm not saying it's vote manipulation, but considering it's ~2-5 AM for the most active region on this site, it's suspicious

      EDIT: You know what would help a lot with this? List the user profiles for people who upvoted the post. It's already listed on their user pages after all.

      10 points
  • John JacksonJohn Jackson, 3 months ago

    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you repeatedly violated the rules and now you're playing innocent. I've personally never broken the rules and my account appears to be active. Coincidence?

    4 points
    • Jffry VskJffry Vsk, 3 months ago

      Do we ever know if we've broken the rules - do they tell us? I once made a comment I shouldn't have made...still feel bad about...

      0 points
      • John JacksonJohn Jackson, 3 months ago

        Just read through the community guidelines. People slip up sometimes, but we generally know when we're doing something we shouldn't do. I drive over the speed limit in my car, but you aren't going to see me whining about it when I'm punished for it, because I can blame it on no one but myself.

        https://www.designernews.co/about#guidelines

        1 point
        • Jan ZhengJan Zheng, 3 months ago

          While speed limits are clearly stated, there is "We realize there is a bit of gray area regarding both appropriate and beneficial content" — it'd be nice to know if when we've stepped over the line, since that gray area isn't completely spelled out

          0 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 3 months ago

    It happened to me too, they banned me for referring to a comment I made on another site where I called another designer an idiot. They got back to me and reinstated it eventually.

    2 points
    • Jan ZhengJan Zheng, 3 months ago

      some sites have a "soft ban" that I think is really useful— if someone engages in trolling or becomes heated, they get muted for a week or something. If that activity continues, then they get perma-banned

      1 point