In the past month, we banned several new members for serious forum violations. In each case, it was clear that the newly registered member did not read the Forum Rules.
Right now, I would say that is the Number 1 reason for getting banned from this site.
The rules are not that strict and we have the authority to view each violation on an individual basis.
However, when a new member that gets banned claims that we violated their right to be a member, I always remind them that part of the registration process is to read the forum rules. Its really simple.
For new members and even for existing members, do everyone and my team a favor by reading the rules. This will go a long way in avoiding problems.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences