23 comments

  • James LaneJames Lane, 7 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, 7 months ago

    u

    8 points
  • Ken Em, 7 months ago

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

    6 points
    • James LaneJames Lane, 7 months ago

      Not me Ken! There's a few of us on a slack group, but that's the key word... a few ;)

      1 point
    • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 7 months ago

      We're definitely here.

      1 point
      • Ken Em, 7 months ago

        That's good to know, but sometimes it's really hard to tell, as spam often sits on the site for days before finally being removed. Other times, spam I've reported never gets dealt with.

        1 point
        • James LaneJames Lane, 7 months ago

          If spam gets reported, as mods we don't see that, we only see what we go through on the site.

          0 points
          • Ken Em, 7 months ago

            Really? Who gets the reports then?

            0 points
            • James LaneJames Lane, 7 months ago

              I guess the devs, but I'm not sure... I'll ask.

              0 points
              • Ken Em, 7 months ago

                Huh. Thanks. That's a bit weird if true. It seems like the mods would be the ones receiving the reports, since they are the ones moderating the site.

                0 points
    • Erik BeesonErik Beeson, 7 months ago

      The mods are like the NSA: just because you don't notice them doesn't mean they're not watching you. Sleep well.

      0 points
  • Jonathan KelleyJonathan Kelley, 7 months ago

    It may be the use of Voting Rings?

    5 points
    • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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