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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.
Fark has turned into a bunch of shadowbanning pricks.
by Atario June 20, 2007

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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.
by username951 May 25, 2011

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In PC or Console gaming, this is when those who are caught cheating, hacking, or modding, are still allowed to play the game, but are placed on servers that only contain other cheaters, hackers, and/or modders. An example of a developer using this practice would be the Dark Souls Franchise.
I modded my weapon to do extra damage in Dark Souls, I got caught and now I've been shadowbanned.
by Goose Gander August 11, 2016

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In PC or Console gaming, this is when those who are caught cheating, hacking, or modding, are still allowed to play the game, but are placed on servers that only contain other cheaters, hackers, and/or modders. An example of a developer using this practice would be the Dark Souls Franchise.
I modded my weapon to do extra damage in Dark Souls, I got caught and now I've been shadowbanned.
by Goose Gander August 11, 2016

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In PC or Console gaming, this is when those who are caught cheating, hacking, or modding, are still allowed to play the game, but are placed on servers that only contain other cheaters, hackers, and/or modders. An example of a developer using this practice would be the Dark Souls Franchise.
I modded my weapon to do extra damage in Dark Souls, I got caught and now I've been shadowbanned.
by Goose Gander August 11, 2016

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In PC or Console gaming, this is when those who are caught cheating, hacking, or modding, are still allowed to play the game, but are placed on servers that only contain other cheaters, hackers, and/or modders. An example of a developer using this practice would be the Dark Souls Franchise.
I modded my weapon to do extra damage in Dark Souls, I got caught and now I've been shadowbanned.
by Goose Gander August 11, 2016

The Urban Dictionary Mug

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The Urban Dictionary Mug

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The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Soft and offensive. Just like you.

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The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

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In PC or Console gaming, this is when those who are caught cheating, hacking, or modding, are still allowed to play the game, but are placed on servers that only contain other cheaters, hackers, and/or modders. An example of a developer using this practice would be the Dark Souls Franchise.
I modded my weapon to do extra damage in Dark Souls, I got caught and now I've been shadowbanned.
by Goose Gander August 11, 2016

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Lotsa space for your liquids.

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The Urban Dictionary Mug

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The Urban Dictionary Mug

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The Urban Dictionary Mug

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The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Soft and offensive. Just like you.

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The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

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