A permanent ban (often shortened to perma ban) is 1 of the 4 types of bans you can receive on Miiverse. A permanent ban will usually happen when you get temporarily banned 4 to 5 times. However, this is not always true as some rarer possibilities have achieved a permanent ban. Permanent bans have been rumored to last only six months, but this turned out to be false. Typically, a permanent ban only permanently restricts one NNID instead of all. A console ban on the other hand restricts the console. In Miiverse tradition, users that are perma banned often change their Mii nickname to something as "perma'd" to let everyone know they're permanently banned.
Permanent Ban vs. Console Ban
A permanent ban only permanently restricts a single NNID. If you keep receiving permanent bans, you're likely to receive a console ban. Permanent bans are quite common, and surprisingly, many users may have at least one permanent banned account.
A console ban, as the name suggests, is much worse. If you violate the Miiverse Code of Conduct too much, you will most likely be console banned, and you will no longer have access to Miiverse on that console.
The Update of 6/24/15
After the update that restricts a user from all accounts after getting banned on one, many users assumed that getting a permanent ban would cause all accounts to be perma banned as well. This rumor turned out to be false, receiving a permanent ban will only cause other accounts to get a 2-week temporary ban.
There is also another type of permaban where it permanently suspends your device and IP, it records your Device information, messages, and IP address. It permanently blocks you from accessing Miiverse through any device. This also permanently restricts any online services on any currently owned Nintendo devices.
This message also warns you that your IP address will be reported to the local authorities, resulting in a fine if you attempt to tamper or mask any Nintendo devices on your current network.
This kind of message was discovered by Arian.
- For Wii U owners, this isn't a big deal. However, 3DS owners will have to delete their permanently banned NNID to make a new NNID to use Miiverse. If you have stuff downloaded from the eShop that you got while you had your permanent banned NNID, you have to format then make an alternative account then format again with your original NNID but you will lose save files, you will have to re-download games, you cannot draw on the alternative account unless you don't reformat back to your original NNID and you're not able to post about games you own on the other NNID.
- The amount of permanent banned NNIDs to get a console ban depends by admin discretion, but the most common one is 5.
- It is in fact possible to get a Console Ban Warning without a permanently banned account.
- There is another type of permanent ban that not only restricts access to Miiverse, but to all services involving the use of Nintendo Network. The NNID is automatically deleted when this happens, but you cannot remove the user with said NNID. Attempting to connect to a Nintendo Network service simply brings up an error message that says "This Nintendo Network ID cannot be used".
- Linking porn will result in an instant permaban and for all posts to be deleted.