a person or entity from access to an electronic service
for a period of time, often
indefinitely. When dealing with minor server rule infractions, users
are usually simply muted for a bit or kicked
(forcibly disconnected) by the administrators of a service, but are given
another chance and allowed to reconnect, whereas
a ban is much harsher and will
deny and/or block any attempts connect with or view the page or service. Administrators
) of networks, websites, servers, channels, and forums can usually ban people or entities from connecting
to a server, either by their
account information, their IP
address, or other filters. People are usually banned
for violating the Terms of Service
, hidden legalese
to read, rules
, or going against the spirit/ideals/culture of the website, server, network, channel, or forum. Bans can range anywhere from a few minutes
in length to an indefinite amount
"You have been banned
for 15 days
due to vulgar speech."
is a bannable
"Posting lewd text is an automatic permanent
"Dude my idiot brother got me banned from
my favorite server, I'm angry
"What the hell, I got a permaban
for that? Damn admins..."
"Are you sure you want to ban SXEGURL1996 from
this chatroom? <y/n>"
"!ban_player 0 leethaxor1337 GTFO
"wtf y r u ban me"
"I got the banhammer
years, but I talked to the admins and they believed
my BS story about
me just posting it for an underage friend."
"I was banned from Urban
Dictionary and Wikipedia for using too many internal links."