An organized event, usually called by a user in response to something someone did that angered them, in which a large number of people go to the target's profile and spam the report and block button. These actions are often done against rule breaking profiles and profiles that are widely considered a nuisance. Although sometimes ban-raids can be called for small/non significant reasons, these raids are usually unsuccessful. A significant number of ban raids are organized and planned in a different social media platform, so the target does not know that a ban raid is about to occur against them.
The effectivity of Ban Raids
Nowadays, many consider ban raids in general to be pointless. This is thought due to the ability for users to create an unlimited amount of alternative accounts, and sock puppet accounts. So usually, when a large user is ban raided, or is otherwise banned, they will often return on a new account, typically under their old username, but with a "V2" (Version two) added at the end.
Well-known Ban Raids
- CringeVinesV2 on SilverSporks (unsuccessful)
- DogeVsEmo on an estimated 200 profiles in one day
- 7/24/15 Fandom vs Offensive Banraids, estimated over 100 profiles from both sides were banned.
- lorgPsiionic, SarlCagan, TheMapleLeafBeaverBall, and others on the entire CU after BelliferousBoghit, a notable member of the AU quit because of christian bots. (unsuccessful)
- The Great Tag War on DDLG: An ongoing, 2 month old campaign against the DDLG fetish on iFunny. Initially started by SandpaperCondomsV3, it is the longest documented raid to ever happen on the app.
- UrethralAssault, a widely known Ifunny member, often hosts mini-ban raids againsts furry, LGBT, or brony profiles. Most are successful, but since banraiding is often looked down upon by mods, UA has been banned many times.
- The Great Skeleton War: An annual campaign throughout October that banraids rule-breaking, fandom, left/right wing, near-pornographic, and DDLG/pedophile profiles.
- Revolt against Keenai: After receiving his sixth feature, and his second over a period of two days, several users questioned iFunny’s relationship with the Furry Fandom, and raided his profile, banning him shortly thereafter.
- The iFunny Mafia Group: A relatively new banraid group. Members can be easily identified by their profile picture; Two capital letter F’s placed in tandem turned 50 degrees clockwise inside of a wreath.
- Kek Crusaders where part of the second great brazilian war with help of meme team six making them rutheless against people who crossed their path untill they meat their untimely dimise for haveing to be stuck with the same enemy for a long period of timeand being sold out by the meme team six