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  • Pollycat
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    What's "PPR" under some people's usernames?
    PPR (Posting Privileges Removed) is the term we use when we stop someone posting on the forum.
    The majority of banned forum users are spammers. It's important to note they can still read the site and forum (we never bar access to MoneySaving), however they cannot post. If they can't see the site, they may need to refresh their cache by clicking control + F5.
    If someone's been removed, it could be for any of the following reasons:
    • Spamming
    • Advertising
    • Cloning someone else's username or impersonating another person to cause problems
    • Trolling (see What's a troll/alter ego? )
    • Resource issues (consistently and inappropriately taking time away from the Forum Team's core work)

    Why are people banned (PPR'd)?
    We don't remove people's posting privileges lightly. No one pays anything to use this site. Our first consideration must be towards protecting it from increasing costs and legal challenges (although on mainstream issues of consumers' rights, we may choose to take battles on). Posting on MoneySavingExpert.com is a privilege, not a right. We can refuse permission to post without giving a reason.
    In the past, we tried hard not to PPR long-standing forum users. Sadly, we had so many issues taking time away from our core MoneySaving work, that protection had to go. Now, if someone's persistently causing trouble, they're PPR'd. If they are, please don't talk about them on the forum. It's unfair to do this when they aren't able to respond.
    See more about this in How do I report a post? .
    Our decision to suspend or stop any user's posting privileges (PPR) may be final.
    The posting ban applies to any/all user accounts used by or in the name of that person.
    People who are on here to cause trouble will be PPR'd immediately. Yet we may be forced to do the same with usually-helpful posters, who get into spats or push it too far.
    Our card system outlines our approach.
    warnings.jpg Sometimes the Forum Team will give users a quiet word of warning for breaking the rules if they are getting close to a yellow card.
    If your posting privileges are suspended or terminated, please don't attempt to re-register on the Forum or make any posts in any guise whatsoever.
    When banned former users do re-register or otherwise disrupt the forum, this can cause severe distress to other users. Dealing with unwanted ex-forum users' posts distracts the team from the core purpose of the site and takes up time. Therefore in such circumstances we may:
    • Report offenders to their ISP.
    • Charge offenders for the administrative costs of identifying and removing their posts at the rate of £40 per hour, plus any external costs that we incur.
    • Take legal action to recover these costs.
    • Report offenders to the authorities if their actions appear to amount to a breach of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 or any other relevant criminal legislation.

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