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EdW

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Riverside

Posts:4,351
Points:973,250
Joined:Jun 2001
Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 10:48:07 AM

Hello!

Just curious about something. I am a member of the Riverside, CA group. In our Point Leaders area, the profile of the person who has long been in the top slot shows "We're Sorry. We can not find member profile "txdawg", yet his/her points keep going up on a daily basis.

I was just wondering how it is possible for there to no longer be a profile for someone, yet there points keeping going up, in this case to the tune of something like 3.5M?

Thanks!
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:96,018
Points:3,795,090
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Jul 14, 2013 6:10:23 AM

Being banned is sorta like playing "Who's Line is it Anyways". The points are meaningless. Banned members are in their own little world. They can see each other but we can't see them.
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:23,056
Points:4,220,255
Joined:Jul 2001
Message Posted: Jul 14, 2013 2:57:02 AM

They can try to update prices, or to post messages, but I think that in both cases, the rest of us won't see them.

They appear to continue to earn points, but they can't win the drawing, so the points are effectively fakes. The logic here is that they're less likely to retaliate against the site.
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GoGoGoodyear
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:4,298
Points:789,535
Joined:Mar 2010
Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 11:09:53 PM


What's the point of banning a member if they can still update prices and collect daily points?

I thought 'banned' meant gone infinito... unable to login anymore.
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EdW
Champion Author Riverside

Posts:4,351
Points:973,250
Joined:Jun 2001
Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 7:16:18 PM

SUVFan: Thanks for the link and related info. It looks like this guy must have been banned. It is strange that he is up in the 3.5M area as far a points and still rising. He must have no idea that he is in never-never land. It sounds like his price postings in reality do not go through? It is a shame that he is still able to show as #1 in our area.

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ziyulu
Champion Author Austin

Posts:10,913
Points:2,146,175
Joined:Aug 2007
Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 3:27:11 PM

Does anyone know what happened?
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:21,773
Points:1,353,125
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 12:57:38 PM

Sounds like the member has been banned.
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SUVFan
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:253,868
Points:2,170,430
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 12:14:25 PM

See the long time closed Banned Members thread. You will probably need to ignore quite a few folks to find your way back to about March or April of 2009 and see comments by theGovner to really get the picture.

The thinking is that many of the folks that get banned don't even know it -- much like in the movie, "The Sixth Sense", where the kid says,"I see dead people." It cuts off before he continues, "They don't even know they're dead." [Spoiler alert] In a great plot twist, it turns out he's addressing one of them.
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