Banned Members

This thread is to keep track of members who have received temporary and permanent bans. The reason may be given, unless it’s very obvious. Much like our inaugural entry.


Dream on, dickhead


Luca from Italy has been permanently banned from Match Day Chat.


Luca From Italy suspended for 24 hours because of unacceptable comments based on the nationality of others.

Repeat instances will result in longer suspension.

Drayton has received a permanent ban for the posting of extreme indecent material.

We announce this decision with much regret. We enjoyed Drayton’s contribution just as much as many of you did and we never ban regular members unless we feel there is no other option.

The image posted was by far the most serious we have ever had to deal with, and we felt we had no choice but to make this decision. It’s not just a question of morals or our members never being subjected to such material, though these are important concerns, there are legal considerations in this case too. Therefore we felt there was no other appropriate course of action.


AbouCuellar has been banned for a week following what was deemed to be a post which contained inappropriate language in relation to nationality.

A further announcement will follow by tomorrow at latest on some new rules we are going to implement around the ongoing use of throwaway or not do throwaway comments and remarks around people’s nationality etc.


AbouCuellar has been suspended for a day for trolling and general idiocy.


Oh man. Wanted to troll him back

He’ll be here in the morning :smiley:

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Following language and comments that were completely unacceptable, including some of an antisemitic nature in yesterday’s matchday thread, Luca from Italy is banned for one month.

We would also like to make clear to all members that discriminatory language of this, or any other kind is not welcome on OA. This is a site that we prefer to run with a minimum of moderation and regulation, however we cannot accept comments which cross the lines that yesterday’s did from Luca.

The length of this ban is a reflection of the seriousness with which we take making OA a site where all Gooners, and indeed all true football fans are welcome. It is also a direct consequence of Luca having failed to learn lessons from previous sanctions, albeit for lesser transgressions than this. Because of that, the following restrictions will also apply to Luca on his return (should he choose to do so):

  • Luca is permanently banned from any live Arsenal match conversation on OA, including match threads, player threads and any other discussion where a current game is the subject. This will include pre and post game periods, and if necessary will be enforced with temporary bans from the site to ensure this is not breached. Other matches, such as internationals, may also be off limits to Luca at the discretion of moderators.

  • Luca is on a final warning about his conduct. Any future repeat of this behaviour will mean a permanent ban from OA in its entirity.

Finally, we would like to emphasise that nobody that moderates on OA wants to see Luca, or any other regular member permanently banned. It is sad that this is the situation we have come to with Luca, and it is a situation which has not been helped by certain other members seeking to provoke these reactions at times. Members who may consider it funny to try to get such reactions out of Luca should, quite frankly, reconsider their postings.


Luca is banned again because he didn’t adhere to the above rules despite an actual warning/request to do so.

He’s probably run out of chances at this stage so maybe start saying your goodbyes next time he comes back…

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After careful consideration by the entire moderating team, it has been decided that Luca from Italy will not be returning to OA and that his current ban will be made permanent.

This decision has not been taken lightly, nor is it a consequence of one incident. OA is not a site that believes on harsh or even regular moderation of conversation. However it has become clear that to continue to allow Luca to post on OA would undermine the fundamental standards of our community.

Luca has had chances beyond counting to reign in his behaviour but has demonstrated beyond doubt an inability to do so, posting comments that go well beyond what can be accepted here in moments of overreaction. We have tried to support him to remain part of the community, putting in place restrictions designed to curb his moments of madness. Luca has not engaged with this process and has stepped outside these restrictions, making continuing to moderate him untenable for a team of volunteers like ourselves.

This is undoubtedly sad, Luca has been a part of our community for many years and he will be missed by many, including the admin and moderating team. We cannot though, set the precedent that unacceptable posting will be accepted without limit. Unfortunately there have been times when some have egged him on and treated his meltdowns as though they were entertainment. Those people should look at themselves and consider their conduct in future.

This decision will not be open to debate, and will not be revisited. We would like to draw a line under this and move on, and we wish Luca all the best in doing the same.


Trion is banned for two weeks as a result of using unacceptable racial language.


For being five hours premature with his ITK bollocks, @LordBendtner is banned for…

Five minutes :grin::grin:


Sad it had to come to this. I hope lessons are learned.


Broccoli boy


Ban worthy

@LordBendtner has again asked to be put into exile. I have obliged this time so he’ll be back in a week. :slight_smile:


AbouCuellar. For however long we decide.


@arsenescoatmaker has now talked himself into a night off with personal PMs and needling mods in various parts of the forum.

This will not be discussed publicly.

@arsenescoatmaker has had his ban extended another 24 hours after returning from his suspension and trying to pick the same argument again.