Grey-boxers (such as yourself) can get banned too.<quoted text>
You refer to banning... can I assume this only applies to people who join topix?
What, if any, is the benefit of joining?
Although I do not watch FOXNews O'Reilly from time to time does have something worthwhile.
This off-topic piece from O'Reilly is very insightful in my opinion what do you think?
The database that preserves the posts? Has information that links each post back to the computer that posted it.
It's how Topix knows to "remember" the name you used from before, when you start to post a new item.
So the ban-hammer simply deletes all the database items that have this same ID code in the ID field.
And **boom** a grey boxer's posts are sent to nifelheim.
They can also prevent that individual computer's signature, from accessing Topix too.
But that latter is easily spoofed, if you have a modicum of netskils.