mod edit: Thanks for the call out and enjoy the additional time off for it. Since I don't want you to be confused the ban is for site rule #25 this time (the site rules are linked several places on the forum including most of the mods signatures on their posts). As for the name filter, what product did you recommend that you then had to edit the name with different characters because the system wouldn't let you post it and blanked out the characters? That's the name filter... it filters certain names out when you try to post them. Hey there, just got off a suspension (temp ban). Said I "bypassed the name filter?" I am not sure who left this description, but I would personally like to address them. Perhaps I unknowingly conducted myself in a way that violates the rules, but I am certain that I did not conduct myself in a willfully malicious or exceptionally disruptive way. You did not do me any good whatsoever by giving me a vague description of what I was banned for. In my world, we call people out when they do a bad job so that they are aware of their faults. You did a bad job. An extra 2 sentences would not have killed you. A basic description beyond "bypassing the name filter" would not have killed you. As a general experiment, I would like you to poll each and every member of the forum and ask them to explain what they think "bypassing the name filter" means. Probably none of them will have a clue what you're talking about. It is unreasonable to hold me to a standard that the entirety of your viewership could not hold to. One more time, you did a bad job. I have no clue what the "name filter" is, or how I bypassed it. I would have gladly adjusted my posts to reflect this if someone could have just briefly explained exactly what I was doing that was against the rules. In most cases, this is basic, standard quality moderating. I mess up, someone tells me how and why, I either adapt or suffer. Instead though, you took the passive, lazy route of a vague description and a ban out of the blue. This is how businesses go out of business and relationships go sour. One more time, you did a poor job. Own it. Now can someone with enough time to write 3 whole, descriptive sentences (a lot to ask, I know) please tell me what I did to deserve being banned and how to avoid a ban again? I will never be able to retain and maintain the integrity of my account when this is being handled in such a lazy manner. One sentence? Shameful. Do you see this? This took me a few minutes, I'm not getting paid for it, and clearly explains everything about why I think someone did a terrible job. "Bypassing the name filter." Tell me I violated code XY20493-03isj while you're at it too because I don't have any context on that either.