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Help! Why was I banned?

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About 5 minutes ago someone with 0 rep and that had just joined created a (probably bot-made) thread hyping a media converter. It was obviously just an advertisment. So, under my normal account, 'railfan88' I commented "spam" and reported it as such. 30 seconds later I get an automated message from a mod saying I was banned permanently.......for spamming!

Any advice on how, if possible, to get my 50 repped account back??
post #2 of 8
Maybe the mod was half asleep and banned the wrong person, contact one of them and check.

list of various people Sure one of them can get you in touch with the right person, start with anyone highlighted green or dark green.
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Thanks. I know which mod it was but I don't know how to contact them. I've submitted feedback to the admin through here
http://www.overclock.net/sendmessage.php

for now.
post #4 of 8
You should never comment saying spam. There is no need, it's already clear enough to the mods. Just report. Never the less you shouldn't have been banned a warning maybe but not banned. Because posting 'Spam' is spamming.
post #5 of 8
Thanks guys, +rep to all. I got my account back after PM'ing the mod.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Roweyi7 View Post
You should never comment saying spam. There is no need, it's already clear enough to the mods. Just report. Never the less you shouldn't have been banned a warning maybe but not banned. Because posting 'Spam' is spamming.
Why not, that is what I have done the last 20 something times. I write in spam, check the box ensuring that I am positive that this is spam and never have had a snafu.
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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
Why not, that is what I have done the last 20 something times. I write in spam, check the box ensuring that I am positive that this is spam and never have had a snafu.
Same here. Like you said earlier, the mod was probably tired and banned the wrong member.
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post #8 of 8
no worries, it's happened to me before (I made a snarly comment on a spam thread and then reported it). Kinda got banned in the process Luckily, a few emails and a chat conv. later, I'm back!
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