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.

The Cunt List

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:


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.