TOPIC: Mentioning banned players, clearing up confusion!
Mentioning banned players, clearing up confusion!
1 week 4 days ago #662018
So after clearing up confusion about this in Teamspeak with the help of Tyler, it's come to our attention there has been some confusion on what's allowed when it comes to mentioning banned players, etc.
To clear this up, you are allowed to mention banned players - However, discussion about users who are banned is prohibited here on the forums. Mentioning these players in thank you topic(s), etc. is just fine, however do not cross the line of discussing these players.
Currently this specific part of the ToU reads: "No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, discussion about users who have a terms of service violation ban". Forum staff currently interpret this as far as you cannot even put a banned user's name in a post, which is a little excessive in some situations (thank you posts, passive mention, etc.) in my opinion. I think this part of the ToU should be slightly modified to something more simple yet still broad enough for staff to take action on a range of posts: discussion about terms of service violation bans. By removing "users who have" this gives a little leeway for users to still include people's names in a post, but still cannot discuss any specifics about their bans, why they were punished, etc. Again, I think this change will make forum staff's jobs a little easier so they no longer have to scour posts for someone's name, and make user's posts less restricted.