You have been kicked from #channel-name by operator-name (Spamming/flooding the channel. See scoutlink.net/rules)
This means that an operator (also known as a moderator or ‘op’) has removed you from the channel for a specified reason. A kick is not permanent and you will be able to return to the channel. You should make sure you know what you did wrong before returning, and read the rules again or ask the operator who kicked you.
Cannot join #channel-name (You are banned)
If you continue to break the rules after being kicked, this will result in a channel ban. This is normally used alongside a kick at the same time. A ban prevents you from rejoining the channel for a specific length of time which will normally be stated in the kick message. A ban will give you time to think about your behaviour in the channel.
* You were killed by operator-name ((Spamming/flooding multiple channels. See scoutlink.net/rules)) Closing link: your-nick [your-username@your-hostmask] (Killed (operator-name (Spamming/flooding multiple channels. See scoutlink,net/rules)))
If you get a message like this, this means that the Operator has closed your connection to the network. Check the ‘kill’ message to find out why you have been disconnected. Kills are used for repeated rule-breaking after multiple warnings, or as a first sanction in exceptional situations.
G-Line (network ban)
-chestnut.scoutlink.net- *** You’re banned! Email email@example.com with the ERROR line below for help. Please also vsit www.scoutlink.net for our rules. Closing link: (your-username@your-ip) [G-Lined: Set by operator-name. 1hr duration. Spamming/flooding in mulitple channels. See scoutlink.net/rules]
If you see something like this when you try to connect, this means that you were banned from the whole Scoutlink IRC Network. Such a ban is only used if you repeatedly break the rules or for extreme behaviour.
Automatic G-Line (network ban)
You’re banned! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the ERROR line below for help. Closing link: (your-username@your-ip) [G-Lined: TOR exit node detected]
This is an automated ban. We use a blacklist for TOR exit routers, which is a specific type of connection that people use to get around bans or restrictions. We do not have the ability to make exceptions to the blacklist. For more information about TOR see https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en. Contact your system administrator to obtain more information or for another way to connect without being banned.
You’re banned! Email email@example.com with the ERROR line below for help. Closing link: (your-username@your-ip) [G-Lined: You are listed in DroneBL. Please visit http://dronebl.org/lookup.do?ip=your-ip]
This is another type of automated ban. We subscribe to a blacklist of computers which are known to engage in malicious activities, or are infected with malware (known as a ‘botnet’). You should thoroughly malware scan your computer and follow the instructions in the link. Please note that the link in the G-line reason is unique to you, as it will contain your IP address.
Appealing and complaints
If you have been banned and would like to appeal against it, go to scoutlink.net/banned and fill out the form, and then the relevant person will contact you about the ban. If you are still unhappy after this, you can ask for your appeal to be passed to the ScoutLink Council. Decisions made by the Council are final.
If you have a complaint, go to scoutlink.net/contact, select “firstname.lastname@example.org” from the drop-down, and fill out the form. We will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are still unhappy after this, you can ask for your complaints to be passed to the ScoutLink Council. Decisions made by the Council are final.
For any safeguarding questions or concerns please contact email@example.com and see scoutlink.net/safety for more information.