Thread: STO blacklist
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 16
02-15-2010, 07:38 PM
Originally Posted by dragon47
No, the ban (probably a warning first, I'm sure) would be for violating the forum rules. As for justification, here's why.

You offered nothing to substantiate your accusation, and any information you could provide couldn't be verified. You might be acting with good intent, or you may be acting maliciously for whatever reason, but we (as players) have no way to verify the accuracy of your statements. Now, with the name you mentioned, I could indeed infer you're probably right....but I can't say for certain. (However, my inference is clouded by my own experiences and attitude and may or may not be correct.)

But, I also can't positively verify that you're being honest. You could be throwing this guy's name around to deflect the blame away from you. (Settle down...I'm not saying you are. But, then again, I don't positively know, right?) So, in this case, you just tarnished someone's reputation with other players, something they might not deserve.

The ONLY people that can verify your statements is the GM crew, and only after sufficient research. And, if they should happen to substantiate your claim, there is no way that we players will ever find out, as action taken on someone's account is privately held information and not releaseable. This is precisely why the ONLY way you should make your claim is via the established help channels, and why calling out someone on the forums is not permitted.
Very well worded and explained. (just to clarify, no knocks against you personally on this one).

However, it's sad and in some strange way ironic, that the human race has come to a point where someone who is most likely trying to be helpful and prevent other people from getting burned is attacked and assumed to be unlawful. So obviously, we've turned to the guilty until proven innocent society.

The points dragon said are, unfortunately valid. But I thank you for your effort anyhow. People should never be punished for trying to help out. I, for one, am going to assume you're a good guy/girl.

Thanks for the info,