Why was my account banned?
If you have received a permanent forum ban from the moderators, it's because you have not followed the Forum Rules, either violating the most serious rules or you have repeated violated the rules despite receiving reminders or time-outs.
It's a disciplinary action of last resort because we'd rather not lose forum members. Users are banned if their registration was for inappropriate reasons, if they've abused their forum privileges, or if their posts were a continuing detriment to the forum community.
You won't be able to post in the forums again. You can still have read-only access to the forums after a ban by removing your web browser cookies for the forums.macrumors.com domain, by visiting forums.macrumors.com/cookie-wipe.php.
MacRumors is stricter than some other forum sites. This is by design. Our site isn't for everyone. Since your posting habits weren't found to be acceptable at MacRumors, we suggest that you find a site that's more lenient.
Why didn't I get a warning first?
If you broke the most serious rules, such as posting threats, you may be banned on the spot. Otherwise, you probably received reminders and/or time-outs, but didn't heed those warnings.
What if I Disagree?
We expect that the reason for your ban is clear from the message you received, the post involved, and from any previous reminders. If not, see What if I disagree with moderation of my posts?
What if I have more questions about account bans?
You'll find a wealth of information in the Moderation FAQ.