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How to Get Banned

#1
Forum moderators have the ability to edit, not approve, or delete inappropriate posts, or to move posts to the appropriate subforum. In extreme cases, we will ban or purge inappropriate members. If this happens to you, and you don't think the action was fair, send the admin an email explaining your position.

We want this to be a helpful and respectful meeting place for the CodeIgniter community. Not everyone seems to get that, and we have to take corrective measures contiunuously. Sadly, there are a number of repeat "offenders", so I thought I would share some tips.

How can I get my post(s) edited, not approved, or even deleted?
  • Duplicate posts - posting the same thing in more than one subforum, in the hope of getting a response sooner
  • Flooding - posting the same thing multiple times, in the same or different subforums
  • Non-English posts - this is an English-only board, except for the regional subforums; the moderators are not necessarily fluent in other languages, making it harder to determine if such posts are legitimate
  • SEO spam - promoting your non-related business, in your name, signature, bio, website or posts is not cool; examples that will trigger purging: coupon sites, travel sites, real estate, legal or professional services
  • Inappropriate topics - the conventional taboo subjects apply: sex, religion & politics; there are any number of other forums you can use to spread or argue your position, just not here
  • Off topic posts - posting meaningless answers in ancient threads is interpreted as SEO spam
  • Offensive or harassing attitude or language - being disrepectful is not acceptable
  • Thread hijacking - asking unrelated questions in a thread response

How can I get myself banned or purged from the forum?
  • Repeated inappropriate posts (see above)
  • Blatant SEO spam - we have zero tolerance
  • Overly offensive posts - we have zero tolerance
  • Promoting illegal activities - we have zero tolerance
There are undoubtedly some gray areas. For instance, if you have an unrelated business or project that was built with CodeIgniter, it would be appropriate to post a thread in the "spotlight" subforum, explaining the use of or connection to CodeIgniter. Simply linking to the unrelated site, as explained above, will result in corrective measures by the moderators.
James Parry
Project Lead
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#2
Who has been banned & why? I will update this post with a list of them...
44 in January -> 1.4 each day Sad

2017.01.02 HaturnO75 - promoting motor supply cables
2017.01.03 Sebastian222 - flogging viagra
2017.01.04 seoquangngai - selling air conditioners
2017.01.05 ninatorres - moderated posts because promoting resume writing service
2017.01.06 DarkGhost - virus link (binary) as website
2017.01.06 yawalex - flogging cellphones & batteries
2017.01.06 Taniaak - deserted trucks? email list for sale
2017.01.06 Arlettahilliams - research paper writing
2017.01.07 rikpons - promoting coupons
2017.01.07 doc2anderson - metal kennel parts & dining room table legs (yes, dog kennel parts)
2017.01.08 john2ovr - flogging mens suits online
2017.01.08 Palmasa - degress & other "official" stuff!
2017.01.08 Taniaak - selling email list Sad
2017.01.08 andy128 - flogging coupons
2017.01.08 manishkumar - education loans
2017.01.09 andy128 - flogging coupons (yes, again)
2017.01.16 Alexjohn - holiday tour agency
2017.01.16 andy128 - flogging coupons (third time lucky?)
2017.01.16 trangnguyen14216 - yet another coupon flogger
2017.01.19 liam.margaret - Australian homes
2017.01.20 Taniaak - flogging an email list (second time!)
2017.01.20 Anthea22 - cleaning & maintenance services (is CodeIgniter somehow dirty?)
2017.01.21 Joamees - SEO spam from organic seo
2017.01.21 HLSlimPro86 - selling herbal supplements
2017.01.22 Joamees - I had no idea you needed a healthy vacation to choose CodeIgniter! (second time!)
2017.01.22 qeulinjain - "Male enhancement", oh my!
2017.01.24 alnikroil - miracle health cure
2017.01.24 Joamees - What do muffins have to do with CodeIgniter?!
2017.01.25 khairlino - we don't need more testosterone
2017.01.25 suji99 - flogging a calendar?
2017.01.25 qkzkfkzkwlsh1 - unintelligible post in foreign language
2017.01.26 khesrolini - testosterone again!
2017.01.26 vashikaran - selling love solutions !
2017.01.27 Joamees - antibiotics now ... this guy doesn't learn Sad
2017.01.27 rolimjion - selling "supplements"
2017.01.28 rolinjien - back for more?
2017.01.29 aiecompany - flogging the Australian stock market ... clearly related to CI?
2017.01.30 jecklinben - male enhancement!
2017.01.30 TaslimaRahman - another email list
2017.01.31 srlikjon - more testosterone!
2017.01.31 sadikhaali - wants to fix our root canals
2017.01.31 mumchum - need a dentist?
2017.01.31 asialipi7 - promoting trustworthiness, hmmm, with spammy guest posts?
2017.01.31 lauren.amess - cheap auto insurance in AU
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#3
Thanks,

It will help this community to serve better and avoiding spams.
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#4
Wow - the January bannings were kind of depressing. Let's see what February brings Undecided
Note: a bunch of cleanup on Feb 7th ... those are not all new spammers!

2017.02.01 soinaconi - "male" supplements
2017.02.01 sholinkoin - hormone supplements ... is this the same person?
2017.02.02 rogerafrance - essay writing service
2017.02.02 sohitpadhan - flogging an anti-virus product
2017.02.02 Assakail - we need more vegetables?
2017.02.03 koininoini - testosterone again!
2017.02.04 ThomasHarrell - viagra, this time (these two should get together!)
2017.02.04 mumchum - dentist
2017.02.04 kellypurden6 - estrogen supplements
2017.02.04 Anthea22 - cleaning & maintenance ... is our house dirty?
2017.02.04 Sanjaina - natural hair earrings OMG ... very similar claims to others banned, to be a business man
2017.02.06 sadikhaali - offering to help with root canals
2017.02.06 Sabbastiun - storage units
2017.02.07 nightanddaygirl - escort service
2017.02.07 BuTc43y - iphone repair
2017.02.07 portal - non-English
2017.02.07 reipro - real estate
2017.02.07 tvcskyshopbd - vaporizers
2017.02.07 KendrickPaul - SEO spam
2017.02.07 mario4eva - suspect android game
2017.02.07 sktthemes - wordpress theme spam
2017.02.07 허남천 - non-English, unusable
2017.02.07 romeo3 - dentist
2017.02.07 zumardkhan - "optimized" SEO spam
2017.02.07 millsap4xz - SEO spam for SEO
2017.02.07 brightled44 - hardcore punk music!
2017.02.07 andrew125 - SEO spam
2017.02.07 Kishore - trolling
2017.02.07 nintriva - trolling
2017.02.07 mikovirgoez - trolling?
2017.02.07 Cara-Membuat-Email - yup, trolling
2017.02.07 speedster614 - more trolling
2017.02.07 F0oLd1964 - infrared building inspections
2017.02.07 80686 - suspected hacking
2017.02.07 925963 - suspected hacking
2017.02.07 31366376 - suspected hacking
2017.02.07 1204691867 - suspected hacking
2017.02.08 Joamees - weight loss
2017.02.09 mccluney - dentist
2017.02.10 advantaclean - water removal
2017.02.11 Marufkhan - luggage cover protectors (CI needs them?)
2017.02.11 Alicegraham5 - party supplies
2017.02.13 lisajcantrell - essay writing
2017.02.13 travel2 - travel & non-English
2017.02.13 mashhadd - non-English, not sure what they are flogging
2017.02.13 magnusweb - trial consulting
2017.02.13 danaforest432 - health food store
2017.02.14 Isuzu9257 - flogging trucks
2017.02.14 armani24 - non-English, but looks like a travel site?
2017.02.15 peter234 - selling printer support
2017.02.15 irongates - selling doors
2017.02.15 keshavbhardwaj2626 - selling email support
2017.02.15 peter121 - trolling for sales
2017.02.15 mamydadi - gastroenterologist!
2017.02.15 maidbrigade - cleaning services
2017.02.15 adam8matek - non-English trolling
2017.02.15 MichealWade925 - alt-right trolling
2017.02.15 TaslimaRahman - trolling with email lists
2017.02.16 roberthalpin503 - decking
2017.02.18 Henry1994 - flogging Nike
2017.02.19 lecongkhuong - flogging something non-English
2017.02.20 DarylMalizia - selling electronic rquipment
2017.02.20 peter3222 - flogging laptop support
2017.02.21 peter3222 - he doesn't learn
2017.02.21 dubaiiii - non-English; flogging real estate?
2017.02.22 markwahlbarg - women's fashion
2017.02.23 uncrownedtechnology - trolling to sell hardware
2017.02.27 inmateaid - helping inmates?
2017.02.28 Shrutisodhi - SEO spam for dentists
2017.02.28 Joamees - embroidery
2017.02.28 as2017 - non-English; not a clue what he/she is trying to sell
2017.02.28 inmateaid - still helping inmates?
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#5
I appreciate the proactive approach you are using to deal with this problem. Thanks for your efforts to keep this site as a useful resource.
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#6
Wow - 72 spammers/inappropriate member profiles purged in February. That works out to just over 2.5 per day.
Depressing Sad
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#7
March is starting out with a bang - first purge and we're only an hour into the month Sad
We'll see what the month brings Undecided

2017.03.01 socialjudo - parental controls, hmmm
2017.03.01 md_mamun - SEO trolling
2017.03.01 inmateaid - inmate help ... third time
2017.03.01 mahaislam - SEO trolling
2017.03.01 mychoices - inmate help, under a different username Sad
2017.03.02 rbronwen1 - selling printer support
2017.03.02 remea94 - flogging money management
2017.03.02 Rahul991kumar - flogging coupons
2017.03.04 james_stier - another coupon flogger Sad
2017.03.05 dubaaiiiii - non-English, not sure what he's selling
2017.03.05 theson98 - this one is selling Mercedes
2017.03.05 mrsakils - immigration lawyers needed for CI?
2017.03.07 daleferguson - golf equipment, anyone?
2017.03.07 Susanbaker435 - we definitely need outdoor decking in NZ Undecided
2017.03.08 edwardcross - essay writing
2017.03.08 tuurkeey1 - non-English, not sure what he/she is selling
2017.03.08 gentle - immigration lawyers
2017.03.09 janusharma - machine tools, hmmm
2017.03.09 Mahaislam - we so need hot hair extensions to code productively!
2017.03.09 Kenbyrd9257 - maybe buying a truck would make us feel good about ourselves
2017.03.10 masumTv - flogging movie service - we're coders & don't have time
2017.03.10 TaslimaRahman - non-sensical post, flogging email list
2017.03.11 Troc1v387 - selling mobile service
2017.03.12 atekur1234 - selling the same email list as another above. coincidence?
2017.03.12 rokshana - email list again, not getting the message
2017.03.12 atekur1234 - hard to believe, but the same email list being flogged
2017.03.12 rokshana - back again flogging the same s**t
2017.03.13 buyemaillist - the b******t continue
2017.03.13 kishhii - non-english sig & website; motive unclear
2017.03.13 jaggy - st patricks images for installation?
2017.03.13 cara-wifi - non-english & hacking wifi?
2017.03.14 romangibson - locksmith
2017.03.16 dudoffvn - SEO spam
2017.03.17 lecongkhuong6 - non-English SEO spam?
2017.03.17 ducanh3c - non-English SEO spam? his buddy?
2017.03.17 Joamees - SEO spam?
2017.03.17 AikaJason629 - SEO spam?
2017.03.18 deskove - SEO spam - invoicing
2017.03.18 deskove - and again
2017.03.18 peter101 - SEO spam
2017.03.19 Joamees - SEO spam. again
2017.03.20 peter101 - SEO spam, again
2017.03.20 Martin2018 - SEO spam
2017.03.21 AlbertBarkley - essay writing
2017.03.21 behnamkkk - renting cars to tourists
2017.03.21 Flirtypeck - SEO spam for video converter
2017.03.22 noni99 - SEO spam for dentist
2017.03.23 ted90 - SEO spam
2017.03.23 hoahero - SEO spam
2017.03.23 Suresh_Kuppam - SEO spam
2017.03.24 ringlesscalls - flogging messenger service
2017.03.25 manishpandye - selling insurance
2017.03.26 Herry Lewis - coupons
2017.03.27 ventaforce - flogging MLM services
2017.03.27 Shrutisodhi - another dentist
2017.03.27 RichardHunter - flogging survivalist watches
2017.03.29 socialjudo - iphone repairs
2017.03.29 alexanice - interior architecture
2017.03.30 nikhilsri99 - yet another coupon site
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