Banning a user from a web forum in such a way that the banned user is unaware of the ban. Usually takes the form of showing that user's posts/profile/etc. only to that user; other users never see them. Considered underhanded chicken-shit behavior.
has turned into a bunch of shadowbanning pricks.
A method of banning users where their posts are visible only to them. Created to prevent spammers, trolls, and flamers from realizing they have been banned and creating new accounts.
Considered underhanded chicken-shit behavior by trolls who hate being trolled.
I’ve been posting right-wing crap all over the forum, but no one is biting. I think I’ve been shadowbanned.
"I kept submitting content and got no responses, until I messaged the mods and found I was shadow banned from that forum."