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Could you please send me the reasons why this user got baned RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear admin,

    Could you please send me the reasons why this user http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/weifeng%20jiang/ get baned? This user got baned after posted a article about http://www.sql2fetchxml.com . And this is a free web tool for people to transform SQL to MSCRM supported FetchXML query. It shouldn't be considered as spam. What do you think?

    Thanks,

    Huijuan (on behalf of Weifeng)

    Friday, March 22, 2013 4:17 AM

Answers

  • We cannot judge because we see no activity in the profile (except for the statistics). This may be because the activity was deleted. If so, someone thought the activity was inappropriate.

    Lately, I have been seeing more users whose sole purpose seems to be to promote some third party product. Often there is a free evaluation version, or the product seems to be free. We have no way to check if the product is legitimate or any good, but such activity might violate the "terms of use". Prohibited uses per the "terms of use" include:

    Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages.

    Prohibited per "code of conduct":

    Posting 'spam,' 'pyramid schemes,' 'affiliate marketing,' or unsolicited commercial advertisements of any kind, including advertising for money making schemes, discount cards, credit counseling, online surveys or online contests.

    I agree the policy is not real clear, but "unsolicited commerical advertisements", "affiliate marketing", and general advertising do not belong in the forums or the Wiki. At the same time, I admit I know of a few third party tools that are recognized as very valuable in the community (by the experts that should know), and links are sometimes provided to a free download of the tool.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    • Proposed as answer by Naomi NModerator Friday, March 22, 2013 7:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by Huijuan Monday, March 25, 2013 2:07 AM
    Friday, March 22, 2013 7:39 PM
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  • We cannot judge because we see no activity in the profile (except for the statistics). This may be because the activity was deleted. If so, someone thought the activity was inappropriate.

    Lately, I have been seeing more users whose sole purpose seems to be to promote some third party product. Often there is a free evaluation version, or the product seems to be free. We have no way to check if the product is legitimate or any good, but such activity might violate the "terms of use". Prohibited uses per the "terms of use" include:

    Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages.

    Prohibited per "code of conduct":

    Posting 'spam,' 'pyramid schemes,' 'affiliate marketing,' or unsolicited commercial advertisements of any kind, including advertising for money making schemes, discount cards, credit counseling, online surveys or online contests.

    I agree the policy is not real clear, but "unsolicited commerical advertisements", "affiliate marketing", and general advertising do not belong in the forums or the Wiki. At the same time, I admit I know of a few third party tools that are recognized as very valuable in the community (by the experts that should know), and links are sometimes provided to a free download of the tool.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    • Proposed as answer by Naomi NModerator Friday, March 22, 2013 7:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by Huijuan Monday, March 25, 2013 2:07 AM
    Friday, March 22, 2013 7:39 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you derosnec. That link shows all threads where Weifeng Jiang replied. It also shows that all of those replies have been deleted. In the two most recent threads (by latest reply), this user apparently replied to very old answered threads, which is a common practice for someone advertising a product.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:45 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you very much for your explanation, Richard.

    Weifeng has replied an old thread, just want that person aware of there is a free tool could solve his /her problem now.

    Now, the question comes down to how to unban that account. That account associates Microsoft Premier Support, MSDN Subscription, and a lot other services, so, could you please kindly help me to unban that account or give me some directions to unban that account?

    I will be very appreciating for that.

    Huijuan (on behalf of Weifeng)

    Sunday, March 24, 2013 1:36 AM
  • You need to email to fissues at microsoft dot com and try to state your case - perhaps (although most likely not) that user can be unbanned.

    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog

    Sunday, March 24, 2013 4:22 AM
    Moderator
  • Naomi, Richard, thank you very much.
    Monday, March 25, 2013 2:06 AM