Yeah, I'm just all evil that way.http://www.simplemachines.org/about/features.php
* Ban members based on their username, email address, IP address or hostname.
* Support of wildcards for email address, IP address, and hostname.
* Include a ban reason (viewable for the banned user).
* Include a ban note (only viewable by the admins).
* Chose between full ban, 'no post' ban, or registration ban.
* Include an expiration time for bans.
Given that list (which is more or less standard, and what I expected), I could be back online after a 'ban' with a new identity in no time.
Not that I get banned from many places, but even when an online store disabled my login over some past credit card hiccup, it didn't matter (they had the lowest price, and I have no idea what their problem with my card was that was bad enough to prevent me from even logging in and using a different card, but I wasn't going to wade through the phone robots to figure it out). I guess they never heard of someone with more than one credit card and email address before. That particular instance had multiple things in my favor:
1. Whatever had happened, was years ago, and I had moved since then. New address, new phone number. Though I could have used a 'company' card with a business address to accomplish the same thing. Or a PO box, or a mail forwarding service, or a friend or relative's address. Short of a full credit check, I was one of hundreds of people with the same name in the U.S. alone.
2. I had more than one credit card.
3. I knew (more or less) how it 'worked'
It all added up to a unique, 'new customer' as far as their shopping system was concerned, so I was able to place my order, and they billed a different credit card and shipped my parts promptly. And I smiled a wicked, evil little smirk.