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    hi i have been a member of wiihacks for 2 tyears and have never had a problem. but when i logged in today i recieved this message
    You have been banned for the following reason:
    inappropriate username- Please choose a less offensive one

    Date the ban will be lifted: Never

    my user name was slagheap and i don't understand how it is offensive. as the defintion for it from any dictionary i can find is
    Noun 1. slagheap - pile of waste matter from coal mining etc

    how can this be offensive??

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    A mod had asked for you to change your name and a response was not provided by you. We apologize for the inconvenience, but yo need to remember that this is a world wide site. With that being said you need to understand that certain terms or phrases that may not be offensive to you or in your area may have a different meaning somewhere else. It could have been "Slang" for something inappropriate in a different country.. Please feel free to open another account with a more suitable name. Again I apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for using wiihacks.

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    i was never asked to change my name all i recieved was a notification i had a new message and when clicked on it it said that my account was banned. i never recieved Any notification that it was rude and i have used this nickname on here for years without a problem and use it on may other websites and never has anyone even insinuated that the name is rude
    and i understand about slang but i have lived in europe, and north america and nowhere is slagheap a slang for anything rude.
    slagheap in slang is just something thats is in bad repair or broken
    i don't see how that is rude

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    here's your notification, lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    i was never asked to change my name all i recieved was a notification i had a new message and when clicked on it it said that my account was banned. i never recieved Any notification that it was rude and i have used this nickname on here for years without a problem and use it on may other websites and never has anyone even insinuated that the name is rude
    and i understand about slang but i have lived in europe, and north america and nowhere is slagheap a slang for anything rude.
    slagheap in slang is just something thats is in bad repair or broken
    i don't see how that is rude
    Im unsure of it also. it could have been a simple mistake. But please just create a new account name. The other has been banned and we cannot reverse the banning of that name.

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    To o/p im afraid I banned your account for the reasons Shiftlock has explained.
    I did also send you a request saying that you need to change it.
    If you check the email account you registered with you may well find a notification of the private messege.
    You have 16 posts to your name so with such a small amount of posts since your join date of 11-19-2009 it may have gone un noticed.


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