Why have I been banned? Who banned me?

The site administrator and the site owner are allowed to ban users. They determine site commenting rules which ought to be fulfilled by each of site’s commenter. Depending on your commenting "behavior", comments you posted, your attitude towards other commenters, the site administrator can make a decision to ban you. There are also generally accepted rules which can influence on your ability to comment. Click here for more information. 

You can be banned for a certain time (1, 7 and 30 days) or forever depending on administrator’s decision. Site administrator determines ban period. The email with the following information will be sent to your e-mail:
  • the site you were banned;
  • ban duration; 
  • site rules that were infringed (if those were published by the site).
This email looks like the following: 

In case there is no ban time mentioned, it means you were banned forever:

In case you’re banned, you won’t be able to take part in discussions, but you are still able to read articles, site news and comments.

In case you did not receive mentioned e-mail, please read this article.

Also you can be banned automatically by the system, because of gaining certain amount of "flag inappropriate" marks. The amount of flags you need to be banned is set up by the site administrator.
Click here for more information about this effect.

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