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On Fluther, how do you distinguish between someone who was banned vs. someone who deleted their OWN account?

Asked by SirBailey (3130points) June 4th, 2009
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MrGV's avatar

I think only Mods would know the difference.

DeanV's avatar

I don’t believe you can.

Darwin's avatar

Only Bendrew knows for sure.

JONESGH's avatar

who would delete a fluther account?

fireside's avatar

The distinction is between someone who was a real jerk and someone who thought others were real jerks. Other than that, probably doesn’t matter…at least not to me.

Harp's avatar

The angle of the entry wound.

robmandu's avatar

From the stupid.

Dog's avatar

Gone is gone…

“Alas poor Yorick- I knew him well.”

breedmitch's avatar

@Dog: You might want to check that quote while there’s still time to edit…

augustlan's avatar

[mod says] Members can’t tell. Mods, community managers, and founders can.

Dog's avatar

@Breedmitch I altered it to my suiting but now wish I had chosen “Nevermore” by Poe.

dynamicduo's avatar

At this time there is no public way. But I have heard that may be implementing a different, distinguished page at a later time, so that we can know if the user left of their own volition or not.

jlm11f's avatar

I think if there is a different page for showing whether someone left vs. got banned, they should ALSO indicate that the person who left has returned with a new alias (won’t mention the specific alias of course). And yes, this does happen very often. It looks bad that someone has disabled until you realize they just returned with a new name for whatever reason.

Darwin's avatar

Perhaps we should just leave it at what you think happened based on your personal interactions with someone. We don’t really need a “Wall of Shame” or even a “Wall of People Who Decided to Leave on their Own.”

Jeruba's avatar

I agree with Darwin. Most of the time I’m just satisfied to know they’re gone.

If a well-known long-time community member disappears, it’s disturbing and disappointing, but it’s usually a safe bet that it was voluntary.

@Dog, both your near-quote and your proposed alternative allude to lamented departures. How about Tom Rush instead?

No regrets, no tears goodbye
Don’t want you back, we’d only cry again,
Say goodbye again

Dog's avatar

@Jeruba I concur! Tom Rush is the proper sentiment. Perhaps that quote should be on the screen that comes up when a user is no more. * grin *

gailcalled's avatar

@Dog; What Jeruba and Breedmitch are saying ever so tactfully is that the quote is, “Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio.”

Dog's avatar

@gailcalled Indeed I know it was a misquote. It was meant to be tongue in cheek but grossly backfired. Most embarrassing.

gailcalled's avatar

@Dog; Simply time don’t use quotation marks.

Dog's avatar

@gailcalled True! A lesson learned with thanks!

jlm11f's avatar

@Darwin Perhaps we should just leave it at what you think happened based on your personal interactions with someone.

I agree.

SirBailey's avatar

The reason I asked is because of a question I read on here talking about thanking The Fluther powers-that-be for removing all the problem people. I wondered how one could tell who was removed vs. who deleted their OWN account.

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