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Ban or not to Ban that is the question.
An SI Board Since June 2017
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Emcee:  Don Green Type:  Moderated
Silicon Investor was designed to be a discussion website and was for many years, but in recent years it seems to have become a lot of little fiefdoms where moderators who have a thread to express their opinions have total control on who can post or respond to, or question their thoughts. I have been a member since 1996 and I feel it is time to turn back the clocks and open up the discussions again.

I would like to see a revision or better control of the thread banning process

Presently it seems that any moderator who doesn’t like a valid or legit question posted on their thread can easily banish the poster for no real reason.

This happened to me recently and I decided it is time to free up SI to make it again a discussion site vs a blog site where posters can respond to a post and not worry about getting banned because of their question or comment.

So the purpose of this thread is for people who feel they are unjustly banned on a thread, to post the comments in question which appears to have gotten them banned and let other users here post their comments on whether the ban appears to be justified or not.

Let the users present their case and let others comment and SI Ron can still be the judge.
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191Banned because you put a moderator on Ignore. This is the third board where thDon Green110/3/2018
190I think most of the people who are so willing to censor discussion end up "1Coffeehound28/23/2018
189I have no way of knowing he was banned.zzpat-7/30/2018
188Please don't attack banned members as they can not defend themselves. SI Ron (Soup Nazi)-7/28/2018
187Continue posting your gibberish and further failure to take the wager will constzzpat57/28/2018
186GZ attacks everyone who disagrees with him and then expects the person he attackzzpat37/28/2018
185A divided country needs to hear from both sides. Bans and ignores allow people tzzpat27/28/2018
184On the other hand, when one of your members uses SI's PM system in a secret Heywood4057/26/2018
183I guess GZ has been expressing his inner emotions to you? I also wonder how he rDon Green47/26/2018
182While there is no rule in the TOU that forbids posting another persons private mSI Ron (Soup Nazi)17/26/2018
181Once Upon a Time..... I decided to start a board to provide a response board wheDon Green67/26/2018
180“From time immemorial, Freemasonryhas promoted democratic habits of honest lJames Seagrove-7/22/2018
179Do you really want Cheney carrying a gun? Dick Cheney hunting incidentJames Seagrove-7/22/2018
178Will politics be the death of civility? Civility merriam-webster.cDon Green27/22/2018
177Why are you so obsessed with supporting a moron who is trying to destroy your cochronicle-7/22/2018
176I wouldn't want to take your money and I don't bet with liars. What armychronicle-7/22/2018
174It's rather unusual for GRINDR Z-HOLE™ to be out in public like this. Big tHeywood40-7/22/2018
173Haybale is a little light in the loafers. [graphic]James Seagrove17/22/2018
172Seatgroove puts everything lightly.Heywood40-7/21/2018
171That's putting lightly.RMP27/21/2018
170Cowards have no brains... GZGROUND ZERO™37/21/2018
169In other words, you backed out of the bet... you're a coward, I knew it... GROUND ZERO™27/21/2018
168$50K to see some old tRumpy cunt's DD214? What are you smoking?Heywood40-7/21/2018
167Comical has issues...James Seagrove17/21/2018
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