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Staff Permanent bans for spoiling games outside of designated threads with 'leaks'

GribbleGrunger

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Excellent. I can't count the amount of times I've pointed out that the responses to certain leaks give it away. And no matter how many times I post it, it eventually leads to the inevitable post of 'well, it's pretty much known by now anyway'. These would be more difficult to police but I think it's worth keeping an eye on them because 'some' certainly feel like deliberately drawn out discussions for the soul purpose of eventually revealing the spoiler.
 
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C'mon GAF be cool to one another.

Ban page is a slaughterhouse right now.
I like Lemmings a lot. I wasn’t on when he posted whatever he posted. I don’t know what he wrote or the context. Big bummer to see that he’s gone this morning.

I am not sure what else the staff can do though, it’s clear as day. Hopefully the point is getting across. People need to just stop.

Use the leaks thread, please
 
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TheStruggler

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obviously Ive been spoiled the major stuff however apparently the ending has been leaked yet which is good, but im intersted to get into the meat and potatoes as to why certain things happen the way they do, to give context instead of having a knee jerk reaction to said things.
 

Nikana

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Sry. I was about to turn on the sarcasm detector. My bad.
Shit happens. I'm not really that upset about it. I was at the time when I decided to step away but I stopped being butt hurt about it.

Place is better without him so everyone wins.
 
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OMG Onocromin is such an idiot.

:messenger_grinning_sweat:

When he gets his 1st one week ban he immediately creates an alt and gets caught.

ROFL
 

Spukc

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How many times do we have to tell people? If you want to call each other fanboys etc. all of you get on chaturbate and hate-fap while you do it. This is not an appropriate response to that poster. No previous warnings so 1 week ban.

:pie_roffles: i give this comment an 8 out of 10
 
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SoulChamber

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Thank you; This is definitely needed. (y)

OMG Onocromin is such an idiot.

:messenger_grinning_sweat:

When he gets his 1st one week ban he immediately creates an alt and gets caught.

ROFL
This. It's like some people can't be patient & can't live without posting on a messageboard for a little while. He shouldn't have been trolling in the first place.
 
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SleepDoctor

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Just came to say I am sad to of missed the Daniels suicide thread. Id buy a year of gold just to see it. Well maybe not a year...but like 2 months. Pandemic and all...

Also, called it. Tried saying he needed to be removed months ago and got called a fanboy by one of the mods.



That dude was a real winner. My favorite warrior by far. He'd come back from a ban and straight into trolling in another xbox thread lol. First fanboy to put me on ignore too 🤣🤣
 
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That dude was a real winner. My favorite warrior by far. He'd come back from a ban and straight into trolling in another xbox thread lol. First fanboy to put me on ignore too 🤣🤣
Ive read that in some cultures you aren’t considered a grown man until DanielsM added you to his ignore list
 

CatLady

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That dude was a real winner. My favorite warrior by far. He'd come back from a ban and straight into trolling in another xbox thread lol. First fanboy to put me on ignore too 🤣🤣
I don't think it's fair to lump that jerk in with Sony fans. He apparently preferred PlayStation, but I rarely if ever saw him in PS threads praising or even discussing PlayStation or Sony games.

It was more he had some insane obsession to troll Xbox threads, especially Game Pass. His obsession was obvious because like you said, he'd get banned for trolling GP and come right back trolling GP and then when he finally got thread-banned from that most recent GP thread he totally loses it and makes a fake thread to spoil TLOU for actual Sony fans and to rage against MS.

I think the guy had something wrong in the head and I am so glad he's gone, he was super disruptive.
 

SleepDoctor

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I don't think it's fair to lump that jerk in with Sony fans. He apparently preferred PlayStation, but I rarely if ever saw him in PS threads praising or even discussing PlayStation or Sony games.

It was more he had some insane obsession to troll Xbox threads, especially Game Pass. His obsession was obvious because like you said, he'd get banned for trolling GP and come right back trolling GP and then when he finally got thread-banned from that most recent GP thread he totally loses it and makes a fake thread to spoil TLOU for actual Sony fans and to rage against MS.

I think the guy had something wrong in the head and I am so glad he's gone, he was super disruptive.

There's a difference between actual fans and fanboys. Obviously he was the latter as some others. The tlou spoiler thing has been done even by Sony fanboys like songoku. The leaks really put off plenty of people.

The forums have really been turned upside down since these consoles were revealed. I can only hope it calms soon.
 

Nikana

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I don't think it's fair to lump that jerk in with Sony fans. He apparently preferred PlayStation, but I rarely if ever saw him in PS threads praising or even discussing PlayStation or Sony games.

It was more he had some insane obsession to troll Xbox threads, especially Game Pass. His obsession was obvious because like you said, he'd get banned for trolling GP and come right back trolling GP and then when he finally got thread-banned from that most recent GP thread he totally loses it and makes a fake thread to spoil TLOU for actual Sony fans and to rage against MS.

I think the guy had something wrong in the head and I am so glad he's gone, he was super disruptive.
I legit think it was buyers remorse to the extreme. The guy had some windows phones and an Xbox and it seemed like the fact M$ quit on Windows phone triggered him.

The sad part is a lot of his arguments had SOME merit but if you challenged him it turned into a discussion like you told him Microsoft was going to show up and beat the shit out of him.

Asking questions about Microsoft's numbers is a good thing because they do indeed do things to hide those numbers, especially in the Xbox division, but claiming EVERYTHING Xbox related was basically cancer and defending/asking Daniels anything that was slightly in favor of Microsoft was like asking a bull to slow dance while doing a handstand and singing Britney Spears.

I still would pay to see the thread he started.
 
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Azurro

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I have a question, so, only explicit spoilers will be perma banned then? Can you post some very vague points? Because in the case of TLOU2, knowing certain aspects of who you play as does inform your opinion in different threads.

I've tried not to post any spoiler after the warning elsewhere, not that I was doing that on purpose, but is posting stuff such as "you play as a diverse character" also bannable?
 
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I have a question, so, only explicit spoilers will be perma banned then? Can you post some very vague points? Because in the case of TLOU2, knowing certain aspects of who you play as does inform your opinion in different threads.

I've tried not to post any spoiler after the warning elsewhere, not that I was doing that on purpose, but is posting stuff such as "you play as a diverse character" also bannable?
Huh I thought Ellie was a lesbian not a bisexual.

BTW I haven't seen any of the spoilers yet.
 
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Bill O'Rights

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I have a question, so, only explicit spoilers will be perma banned then? Can you post some very vague points? Because in the case of TLOU2, knowing certain aspects of who you play as does inform your opinion in different threads.

I've tried not to post any spoiler after the warning elsewhere, not that I was doing that on purpose, but is posting stuff such as "you play as a diverse character" also bannable?

Anything that's not explicitly shown in the official gameplay/trailers. We know it's tempting to hint at something or use a vague reference but a clearly defined guideline is easier to follow rather than ambiguity everywhere. If it's from the leaked footage it belongs in one thread. But it is context sensitive, Ellie is a diverse character by her nature anyway - as an example.

 

FranXico

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Permanent bans target email accounts or IP addresses? Because the site is now accepting free email domains for registration...
It looks like it's email accounts. Because alt accounts are only banned after confirmed as such.
 
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Moogle11

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So if an email account looks weird they just ban it?

I think there's more to it than just that.
this doesn’t get at the email/vs IP pan, but here’s a staff post in response to a question about identifying alts that was asked in the Ban Review thread in the Off Topic forum.

Our admin wrote some duplicate scripts that takes several extra fingerprints into account. There are the basics that catch entry level trolls, but this goes a lot deeper. While we don't know if meirl was one poster, or a gestalt entity using many names, let us just say that each of the accounts are flagged very early and they all have a distinct set of attributes that make them easy to flag. For example, the account Temp0 was flagged very early, so we give it a little time to breathe and ended up taking three of them out once the mound of evidence became overwhelming.

There are several more accounts that have not posted yet, a few more that have not posted contentiously yet and some we are monitoring as they are approaching the limit of warnings and actions we've applied. We still treat all accounts as though they are genuine until we have unequivocal audit trails and evidence that they are basically ignoring reasonable requests in lieu of trolling/being antagonistic. I guess they all chat somwhere else and think they're flying under the radar because they're being subtle. Which is not the case, they're already on the radar. So we prefer to let them waste their time for a bit, crafting posts that have to look genuine but have undertones of trolling, before they double down. At which point we're waiting.