|March 23, 2005|
The term banned is used when referring to an account or IP that has been restricted from one or any YTMND-related activities including, but not limited to:
- Logging in or resetting the account's password.
- Viewing or posting to the forums.
- Accessing any YTMND domain
- Accessing the Ventrilo server.
There are also two different types of bans used on the YTMND Network: User Bans and Blanket Bans. Each have distinct effects upon the user subjected to them and effect different groups or individuals.
Use of Banned YTMNDs
When a YTMND user account is banned from YTMND.com, the user is no longer able to view any and all YTMND domains or content. When visiting any page after receiving a ban, the user in question is redirected to Max as a special greeting for individuals who have received an administrative ban or users who have accessed YTMND from a forbidden referrer.. This YTMND was created by
Banned YTMND Content
The banned user YTMND is simple. The image portion consists of a photo of Ray Charles and the phrase "Perma-banned" tiled behind him and the phrase "You Can't See Shit!" juxtapositioned in the front. The audio portion is a short loop of Ray Charles' "Hit the Road Jack."
In addition to individual user bans, referrers have been banned as well. The most notable referrer with a blanket ban is eBaum's World, due to the large amount of tension between the two communities. If a user attempts to click on a link to any site on YTMND.com, they are immediately forwarded to ebaumsworldsucks.com.
A referrer ban is easily circumvented by arriving at the desired website directly, or from a certified link that is not in the banned referrer list.