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Can I come back to MetaFilter after I have been banned?

With a few exceptions, people who have been banned from MetaFilter may return under our Brand New Day policy. BND means that a user can sign up with a new account and mods will not "out" that user as being someone who held an account previously. This is a courtesy we extend to people who feel ready to change a problematic old persona, and it comes with certain expectations of good faith effort to change the old behavior. Users who open a new account and continue problematic behavior that caused their old account to be banned may lose the right to use that new account and/or set up new accounts.

People who have been banned because of spamming, self-linking, or other serious abuses of the site may not be allowed back in.
(tags: ) November 1, 2012 - back to questions