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#1 Edited by ConstantRa1n (293 posts) -

I joined Giantbomb for two reasons. Gerstmann, and being banned from every other gaming website for inappropriate comments (lol). What did you say, or post to get banned from another website/forum? (And I mean any website/forum, not only gaming related) Certainly I can't be the only Giantbomber with a condemned past. (Sorry this topic isn't regarding E3 btw) Giantbomb is a great website because it allows us to speak freely without hearing it from uptight mods and censorship. Hell, all of Whiskey Media is great.
 
PS: I'm not new to GB, nor was I recently banned from any websites (I've been part of GB since it was a blog). Above is a look into my past, (5+ years ago) when I was a rambunctious teen. Thought it would be interesting to share some stories around this virtual campfire.

#2 Posted by SMTDante89 (2539 posts) -

I was never banned from forums.

#3 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Power horny mods, killing midgets, burning kittens,burning the note that had the meaning of life on it

#4 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -

i've never been banned from anywhere

#5 Posted by 71Ranchero (2668 posts) -

Im not socially inempt so I don't get banned from websites.

#6 Posted by ShadowofIntent (288 posts) -

Why do people always have to be banned before they will join?

#7 Posted by billnyethesciencepie (1333 posts) -
@Atramentous: .....
#8 Posted by gunslingerNZ (1899 posts) -

I eagerly anticipate your future forum posts...

#9 Posted by Suicidal_SNiper (949 posts) -

@ShadowofIntent said:

Why do people always have to be banned before they will join?

Seriously, it makes us sound like the forum of gamer exiles.

#10 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5137 posts) -

I don't get banned yo.  Although Gamespot used to suspend me every once in a while
#11 Posted by Gunrock (142 posts) -

Yeah thats horrible, its like saying were the dumping ground of the internet, i really hope were not seen like that.

#12 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@ShadowofIntent said:

Why do people always have to be banned before they will join?

Because then they can come here, create a thread about it and hope that everyone will join them in the "dude, that site sucks for banning you!" nonsense.

#13 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I've never been banned and I'm a complete dick.
 
What does that make you.

#14 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I got banned for saying league of legends wasn't competitive on another forum.

#15 Posted by _Horde (837 posts) -

Not gotten banned, yet.

#16 Edited by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

We're like the island of misfit toys, but for forums.

#17 Posted by ConstantRa1n (293 posts) -
@Gunrock: No. It means other sites have taken away our right to speak freely.
#18 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19304 posts) -

I'm smart enough to follow the rules on Internet message boards, so I've never been banned.

#19 Posted by ConstantRa1n (293 posts) -
@EvilTwin said:
We're like the island of misfit toys, but for forums.
You are my hero. :) lol
#20 Posted by Beforet (2911 posts) -

Wasn't banned. I did close my gamefaqs account around the time I found this site, but it wasn't until long after (when the first ER ended, actually) that I decided to sign up.

#21 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

You spelled Jeff's last name wrong. I refuse to respond to you.

#22 Posted by ConstantRa1n (293 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:

You spelled Jeff's last name wrong. I refuse to respond to you.

Oh you rebel. Damn you!
#23 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

When I was 12, I got a warning from Neopets for trolling the Roleplaying forum as a kirby. But I was crashing people roleplaying as high school students in relationships. They deserved it. 
 
But then again, it was just a warning, not a ban or anything.

#24 Posted by RTSlord (1198 posts) -

never been banned

#25 Edited by sgt_match (121 posts) -

Yeah, the internet is full of dicks, but I can usually avoid getting banned by following the social conventions of whatever site I am on.  I am at GB because it is awesome, not bacause it is the only option I have because I am a social retard. The fact that I can write the words Fuck or shit or dickwagon is just kind of a bonus.
#26 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

@ConstantRa1n said:

@Gunrock: No. It means other sites have taken away our right to speak freely.

There's a big difference between freedom of speech and just plain being a douche. Mods here may be a little more lenient than certain other sites, in that they'll allow a bit of humour and trolls that are so bad they're genuinely hilarious.. but if you post anything totally inappropriate or offensive, you're still going to get banned.

I certainly don't like the idea of Giantbomb becoming the place where the dregs of Gametrailers and Gamespot come.

#27 Edited by ConstantRa1n (293 posts) -
@sgt_match said:

Yeah, the internet is full of dicks, but I can usually avoid getting banned by following the social conventions of whatever site I am on.  I am at GB because it is awesome, not bacause it is the only option I have because I am a social retard. The fact that I can write the words Fuck or shit or dickwagon is just kind of a bonus.

It's not always profanity that get's you into trouble. I've been banned for merely expressing my own opinions in very degrading, belittling manners. They deserved it and hell, I was a lot younger. lol
#28 Posted by BaneFireLord (2906 posts) -

I killed a man. With a thumbtack.

#29 Posted by Gabriel (4055 posts) -

@SpikeSpiegel said:

You spelled Jeff's last name wrong. I refuse to respond to you.

Geoff Keighly got banned from Gametrailers.

#30 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@BaneFireLord said:

I killed a man. With a thumbtack.

You monster....

#31 Posted by 71Ranchero (2668 posts) -
@ConstantRa1n said:
@Gunrock: No. It means other sites have taken away our right to speak freely.
You don't have that freedom on a website that doesn't belong to you. You can make the argument that you looking at adds or buying a membership pays the bills but the website will never belong to you. 
#32 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

Never been banned. I have banned people though.

#33 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

As soon as the forums here went up, I went to my GT forums account and used it to post tonnes of threads with the goatse.cx picture in the first post. I used bait thread titles like, "NEW ZELDA WITH GAMEPLAY REVEALED!" and "HALF LIFE 3 OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED." Apparently I scarred many of the shit eating fuck heads that would frequent those forums.

#34 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

These are the only forums I've used.

#35 Posted by Milkman (16477 posts) -

If you've been banned from every other gaming website, then we probably don't want you here either.

#36 Posted by crusader8463 (14411 posts) -

Have never been banned from a site. No idea why people brag about being banned.

#37 Posted by ConstantRa1n (293 posts) -
@Axxol said:
These are the only forums I've used.
Lucky you! You'll be banned from Gamespot by simply using "Mormon" and "Holocaust" in the same sentence.
#38 Posted by AjayRaz (12416 posts) -

never got banned, dog bro. 

#39 Posted by ConstantRa1n (293 posts) -
@Milkman: @Milkman said:

If you've been banned from every other gaming website, then we probably don't want you here either.

Fuck the Yankees and Wii U.
#40 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

Remember that Jeff/Ryan Cannibal Fan Fiction from a while back? 
 
I wrote it. That's how I got banned.

#41 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -
@ConstantRa1n said:
@Axxol said:
These are the only forums I've used.
Lucky you! You'll be banned from Gamespot by simply using "Mormon" and "Holocaust" in the same sentence.
I've heard. You're not the first to come here and tell us that.
#42 Posted by TheBlindChessman (241 posts) -
@ConstantRa1n said:
@Gunrock: No. It means other sites have taken away our right to speak freely.
You don't have a right to post on someone else's website.
#43 Posted by buzz_clik (6890 posts) -

I've never been banned from anything. Maybe it's because I never actually hit Post Reply on two thirds of the things I type out. Or maybe it's my rugged good looks and rayon-smooth charm. Probably both.

Moderator
#44 Posted by NegativeCero (2972 posts) -

Never been banned either.

#45 Posted by ConstantRa1n (293 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:

I've never been banned from anything. Maybe it's because I never actually hit Post Reply on two thirds of the things I type out. Or maybe it's my rugged good looks and rayon-smooth charm. Probably both.

I tend to be impulsive, especially on the internet.
#46 Posted by laserbolts (5309 posts) -
I like to think I'm somewhat mature, so I have never been banned from a forum.
#47 Posted by DeeGee (2113 posts) -

@ConstantRa1n said:

@Gunrock: No. It means other sites have taken away our right to speak freely.

You have no free speech on the internet.

#48 Posted by buzz_clik (6890 posts) -
@ConstantRa1n said:
@buzz_clik said:

I've never been banned from anything. Maybe it's because I never actually hit Post Reply on two thirds of the things I type out. Or maybe it's my rugged good looks and rayon-smooth charm. Probably both.

I tend to be impulsive, especially on the internet.
  
Moderator
#49 Posted by Agent47 (1894 posts) -

Iz easy dude! Dunt say stupid and/or offensive shit and never get ban!Work 4 meee.

#50 Posted by BadNews (499 posts) -

I was never banned but I got in trouble on gamespot a couple times. A couple time for using swear words hidden in text like s*** or shite. Sometimes I would describe a character as a total dick and get in trouble for that. And once for indirectly insulting someone by disagreeing with them on some game. I can't even remember anymore. I know it wasn't outlandish, it was just an opinion and the kid flipped shit over my disagreement and I got some message about how I have been suspended for starting up a fight or something.

Honestly though I didn't come here to escape, I just feel everyone here is far more intellectual and nice here. Also the form of news and info is delivered in a way better and more humorous form. This is overall a better site.