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!
Basically the only upvotes in this poster's account are stories the banned account posted :|
I know. Full on stinks of voting ring.
I'm glad to see the mods are doing something. They seem to be largely absent around here.
Not me Ken! There's a few of us on a slack group, but that's the key word... a few ;)
We're definitely here.
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.
If spam gets reported, as mods we don't see that, we only see what we go through on the site.
Really? Who gets the reports then?
I guess the devs, but I'm not sure... I'll ask.
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.
The mods are like the NSA: just because you don't notice them doesn't mean they're not watching you. Sleep well.
It may be the use of Voting Rings?
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.
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?
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...
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.
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
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.
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