This thread helps the hosts keep track of banned players for the mafia games. People get added to this list by breaking the rules of the mafia game they were playing in, usually by going inactive.
Consequences of being on the Ban List
Hosts can choose to follow the Ban List or not at their own discretion. If they are following the Ban List, then players who are listed as banned will not be allowed to sign up for that game.
There are three categories of punishments: semi-permanent bans, punishments following the Banned Game Count, and warnings.
Semi-permanent bans happen after especially egregious actions in games, such as threatening to ruin the game. Expect these punishments to last months if not years. If you get removed from this, your Banned Game Count will be artificially inflated.
The Banned Game Count applies to most modkills (including modkills for inactivity) and is calculated as follows: 2N - 1 where N = the number of times you have been banned. So the first time you get banned, your count is 1. The second time, your Count is 3. If you are modkilled for going inactive in 2 games at once, your Banned Game Count will be calculated as if you were modkilled in one game, but you will receive a warning upon being taken off the Ban List . We reserve the right to artificially inflate your Banned Game Count based upon conduct not meriting a semi-permanent ban, but also not meriting a standard ban.
Warnings are generally given out if the host is trying to be nice, or your conduct doesn't quite meet what they think is ban-worthy. Each warning you get adds 1 to your Banned Game Count the next time you are banned. Generally hosts are less likely to give you leniency if you already have a warning.
How to get removed from the Ban List
If you are semi-permanently banned, post here and your ban will be discussed.
If you are not semi-permanently banned, you must sit out a number of games equal to your Banned Game Count. You may sit out any game which is hosted on this forum unless the host of that game says otherwise (which usually happens in games which are over very quickly). Not playing in a game is not the same as sitting it out.
To sit out a game, you must do these two things during the signups of that game (assuming you are not currently sitting out a different game and the game in which you were banned has finished):
1. PM the host of the game you are sitting out saying you are sitting out that game.
2. Post here that you are sitting out that game.
If you cannot point me to a post or PM clearly stating "I am sitting out XYZ Mafia," you are not sitting out that game.
I will note that you are sitting out that game once it starts. At the end of that game, your Banned Game Count will be reduced by 1 and you will be removed if if is 0. You cannot sit out two games which run concurrently. Your name will be added to the "People taken off the list" category so I can keep track of you in case you are banned again in the future. You cannot play in other games which follow the Ban List until the last game in which you are sitting out has finished.
The Old Bans section contains bans from games over a year ago. If you are on this list and want to play, post here and we will discuss it. Hosts, don't worry about this section unless one of those players pops up or Mig or I PM you about it.
What to do if you have a problem with your ban
First talk to the moderator who modkilled you and asked for a ban in the first place. Try to explain to them why the punishment is incorrect in your situation. If that does not work, post the situation here. I will not make decisions about bans by other hosts via PM. Anyone can give their opinion in these situations, but only people who have hosted or actively cohosted in 2 games may vote. The host of the game and the cohost of the game's votes count for 1.5 of a vote.
What to do if there is a mistake on the list
If I forget to update that you are sitting out a game or if I forget to remove you from the list, or if I make any other mistake regarding this list, please send me a PM or post here and I will fix the situation as soon as possible. My apologies in advance if this happens.
I am a horse. All I do is keep track of the collective decisions of the mafia forum members in general and the hosts of the game in particular. This is an open environment moderation-wise. I will post my opinions on most issues, but what I say is not the final word. Feel free to chime in and give your opinion. Please do not PM me if you have a problem with a ban. Please post your problem here so everyone can discuss it.
There are times when I am too busy or too involved in the situation to resolve a ban quickly. If Mig is not too involved in the situation, he will moderate the discussion about the modkill instead of me. I will just record the ban based upon his decision. Alternatively, you may ask for Mig to moderate the discussion instead of me if you would rather have him do it.
Rules for this thread
If you are not a host or cohost, please do not request bans for anyone without PMing me first.
If the ban is not a standard inactivity modkill, do not ask me to unilaterally make a decision as to punishment. I will not do it. If you ask repeatedly, I will give you a ban list ban.
If I tell you to stop discussing a topic in a ban discussion, you drop it. I don't care what your opinion on the relevance of the subject is, you drop it. Similarly, if I tell you to stop spamming the ban list thread, you stop.
Personal attacks towards me during ban list discussions are unacceptable. I know you are angry at what is going on, but that doesn't mean you can insult me. I will consult with Mig, and if he both agrees that what you said was over the line, you get a ban list ban. Don't persist--I have friends in high places.
The host of your game has the first say on what happens in your game. If you have a problem with how your game is being run or how another player is treating you in that game, talk to the host first. You should only come here if you cannot resolve the situation by talking to the host of your game.
+ Show Spoiler [Complete Ban List] +
BrownBear - second ban - 2 games remain
igabod - second ban - 3 games remain
Erandorr - second ban - 1 game remains
Sinani206 - second ban - 1 game remains
zany_001 - 3 games remain
raynpelikoneet - 5 games remain
Showtime! aka Best[alive]
more_minerals aka triflejack
Chaos13 (though I think this should be his second time on here?)
youngminii - second ban - 1 game remains
Redtooth - second ban - 3 games remain
ShoCkeyy - second ban - 3 games remain
XeliN - second ban - 4 games remain
kane]deth[ - 2 games remain
[NyC]HoBbes - second ban - 3 games remain
Phrujbaz - second ban - 2 games remain
+ Show Spoiler [Semi-permanent bans] +
Showtime! aka Best[alive]
more_minerals aka triflejack
+ Show Spoiler [People taken off the list] +
Jayme - twice
Coagulation - three times
Beneather - twice
Bill Murray - PROBATION
Divinek - twice
VisceraEyes - twice
tube - twice
BloodyC0bbler - three times
Coagulation - twice
orgolove - twice
Folca - (effectively) twice
BloodyC0bbler - twice
ohN - twice
johnnyspazz - twice
Zona - twice
+ Show Spoiler [Warnings] +
gtrsrs - twice
35spike1 aka AnxiousHippo