A slang term substituted in for banning, or 'exiling' somebody from a chat channel. Also can be removed from other things, such as as a board, forum, team, etc; most often online.
Origins come from Starcraft where moderators were depicted with a hammer or maul as an Icon.
"3l1t3_PwN3r has left the channel."
Lol, that guy just got hit by the ban hammer!
A ban hammer is an avatar depicting a club, used to threaten banishment by antisocial bullies who become moderators at forums & virtual communities.more...
Its an offensive picture used to intimidate people, by nazi-like creeps at forums who become mods or admins because they have no creative abilities, friends or respect for others; so they lurk about bullying & abusing people as a way of feeling superior & powerful in the community (when clearly they are most inferior as evidenced by their lack of useful abilities to contribute with otherwise)
As in life, the antisocial, mean & dumb are the ones who go about abusing & threatening people to inflict rules...rules being useless constraints picked arbitrarily, not so much for the purpose of prohibiting an unwanted behavior, but more as an excuse to commit abusive acts to show "who's the boss of who"
A "ban hammer" picture is designed to imply these bullies are to be feared. Bullies only know how to feel okay by making people scared of them. It gives them a weird dirty thrill. This is why they get excited by a picture of a hammer being used to violently destroy other people's stuff. This is why they like & use the "ban hammer" avatar.
Mods, banning, & report buttons are the things that ruin otherwise perfectly good fun, friends & being creative, at forums and virtual communities
The ban hammer avatar symbolizes this kind of pointless interference and repression, which is valued only by bullies seeking excuses to exist.
1 - A symbol of violence and imaginary power over others, used by peniley-challenged jerks, at websites, to make themselves feel better about being so inadequate, and unliked by anybody
2 - a symbol used by bossy creeps at websites, to try and make you "fear their power" you're supposed to imagine they have...but really they have no power..or friends..because they are just assholes.
3 - a picture that should be thrust as far up the offending admin or mods nazi ass as possible, except they'd probably like it
A banhammer is a fictional weapon imagined to be weilded by administrators of online forums and computer games. In some games, such as Blockland, there is an actual banhammer that can be wielded by admins.
Admin: *uses banhammer*
INFO: N00B has been banned for: "text spam"
1. A term for the command line used to remove a person from a chatroom/forum/team.
2. A weapon used on MMORPGs for the specific purpose of eliminating n00bs.
Dude, Anachros dropped the banhammer on me
Gripo-Con AKR 1K20? that's just my banhammer
The term 'using the ban hammer' is 'short' for banning someone, if you are an administrator
or a moderator
. It is more often used at forums
VocaloidsRule: Hey, have you heard? NinjasRAwesome used the ban hammer on Kailuvshisporn!
KakashiHatake: Oh, what did he do?
VocaloidsRule: Post porn! Couldn't you guess from the name?
Fictional weapon wielded by administrators on a computer game server. Used as slang refering to someone being resricted from joining servers.
"Lol, you just showed him!"
"Yea, nice job weilding your banhammer!"
Weapon weilded by mods at Something Awful to kill accounts
Lowtax wields the banhammer with precision.