Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 30, 2011, 10:51 a.m. EST by agnosticnixie
from Laval, QC
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If you want to question a ban, also email abuse, we're open to discussion and at least one ban did get reverted; what you don't do is make a slew of sockpuppets. That's the best way for future bans to be immediate and without second thoughts.
There is lag between posting and viewing comments. Don't assume that because you don't see your comments immediately they're being removed. For one it makes you look like a complete ass when the comment finally shows up, especially if you posted 3-4 copies of it.
The points you see and the upvote/downvote thing is tied to the like/dislike buttons. If you hit like on someone's comments, it's +1, if you hit dislike, it's -1. Also rules apply to news comments.
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