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    I see the words "Banned" on some users, like here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/member.php?u=243204

    and "Permanently Banned" on others, like here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/member.php?u=345153


    Both seem to be permanently banned, so why the discordance between terms? :confused:
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    The first is entered by the mod banning them 'manually' through modCP (another common one is 'banned by request'), the later is an automatic usertitle assigned to a warning.

    What makes you think the first is permanently banned?
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    In addition to the stuff that EVS has already correctly pointed out, if the user is banned and we edit something in their account (e.g. editing their signature or avatar), ModCP automatically just lists them as "Banned" when we save our changes - it doesn't check to see whether their ban is temporary or permanent, it just sees that they're in the Banned Users usergroup and gives them that title by default. We could change it via the manual banning thing, but it's such a tiny detail that there's no point. The details of whether a user's ban is temporary or permanent is only that user's business, and regardless of what their usertitle reads (whether it be "Banned", "Temporarily Banned", "Permanently Banned", "Banned By Request", "Permanently Banned By Request" or whatever), that user can quickly and easily find out if their ban is temporary (and when it's due to end if it is) by logging into their account.
 
 
 
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