It origins in the ban against AdWords_Editor as I bet you all understand, but it's also a problem in general.
Here are the guidelines posted by a moderator. Ofcourse it's an old topic but this is what players have access to. And I say the same as the moderator does, are we not following them? The source is in Processed Complaints.
We added guidelines for flaming bans, are we no longer following them?
1. Only player in the game can post ban request about flaming, otherwise the ban request should be denied.
2. Flamer and victim must be on same team.
3. Maximum two day ban for flaming (including repeat offenders).
4. Flaming must include several harassing messages in the game over a long duration to be considered excessive (non-excessive flaming is not bannable).
3: AdWords_Editor was banned for 14 days.
4: He calls him "Trash" a total of 5 times in a 30 minute game. How was this excessive and/or harassing?
(08:50 / Allied) lilpimp: I WILL REPORT YOU
Before this line, there is nothing even remotely offensive said by AdWords_Editor. Before this he is trying to guide/teach him how to play when you have EA cross holder. Ofc teal doesn't need to give a shit since he is free to build what he wants, but he threatens with reports before any flaming has been done. I think this absolutely needs to be brought into consideration.
I know this player has done some flaming in his days I play with him a lot, but if you look at your guidelines, how in the hell can you put a 14 day ban on him for calling a player trash 5 times in a 30 minute game? It makes absolutely no sense at all.
http://storage.entgaming.net/replay/vie ... 333415.w3g
He is banned for FLAMING, not trolling or team killing or anything like that, FLAMING. I go through the chat of this game and I filter anything thats even remotely flaming, even tho I find absolutely nothing in this game offensive, nothing.
Green starts bad behavior before the 2 minute mark, not yellow.
(01:47 / Allied) hiddemeister: fuck off yellow
(02:46 / Allied) xMoon: Dumbass nigga
How does this fall under ban-worthy flaming? Even if those guidelines are no longer in play, this is not flaming at all. Not even the worst femi-nazi would have been triggered by that. There was several other rule violations done by both green and pink that was ignored in this game. But since this thread isn't about that i'd leave that out of this complaint.
And looking at this and comparing it with another game I found when looking at adwords history I find his:
(26:21 / Allied) IRNOOB: green you fucktard , in wich universe you think we can win with you 7/2
(26:38 / Allied) IRNOOB: go play mario you piece of shit
(29:34 / Allied) IRNOOB: omfg how can such idiots play this game
(30:20 / Allied) IRNOOB: and push you fuckers
Not really sufficient flaming from IRNOOB - insulting but wouldn't call it "excessive".
^ You found what xMoon said excessive flaming, but you didnt find IRNOOB's messages here excessive? Why is that?
Actually don't answer it, thats because you were in the game with xMoon, not in the game with IRNOOB.
You guys really need to figure out whats considered excessive as it varies about who is in the game and and from player to player. Ofcourse there is a witch hunt against adwords_editor, or atleast you bite at every chance you get to ban him.
So, what are the rules for "flaming" or can you just ban people the way you see fit? It doesn't add up here.