This has been a recurrent topic in our community - OEM-run support forums banning volunteer contributors for revealing problems with designs, helping other users circumvent these problems, and/or promoting independent repair solutions.
I believe we’ve mentioned Lenovo in past, right @benski?
Apple has notoriously banned all discussion of third-party data recovery. And Jessa Jones (iPad Rehab) shared how she’s been banned. Here she tells the sad story of another Level 7 contributor who was banned
Wondering whether there is more that can be done here?
The ban seems like such a powerful — and negative — act. Wondering if we could track and champion a group of those Banned from Forums. A bit like the “I void warranties” stickers. Turn it into a positive thing…?