Lieutenant
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# 1 Can someone explain to me how.
10-07-2012, 09:23 AM
In game 24 hour chat bans work? Is it something a GM does or is it something that happens as a result of a few players flagging another player for spamming?
Captain
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# 2
10-07-2012, 09:24 AM
It is community driven. When a player gets X number of spam reports from other players in the game the system automatically inputs a 24-hour chat ban on the player.
Lieutenant
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# 3
10-07-2012, 09:33 AM
Thank you for the reply! Do you know how many reports it takes to do that? Or better yet is there a site or page you can direct me to explaining it? Thanks again.
Career Officer
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# 4
10-07-2012, 10:05 AM
it is kind of a broken system. my recruiter in my fleet will put a message or two up in zone chat or something (not even spamming it really) and people flag him. and he recieves a 24 hr. ban. (which is unwarranted). funny thing is he doesnt really use zone chat for any other reason.

so while it helps us self moderate the "special" users who flame nonsense, it also opens up a greifing key for people who find it fun to get people 24 hr. bans, or people who are set against fleets who dont like seeing the recruiting messages.
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# 5
10-07-2012, 10:16 AM
I'm glad im not the only one with the issue.. I'm up to my second 24 hour ban and It has me to the point of wanting to rage quit and tell everyone and there brothers mothers uncles sisters second cousin to stay away from STO. Community moderated Chat is a giant mistake IMO and should be the job of PW-Cryptic Appointed in-game moderators..

I got out of a game that glitched and screwed the team out of fleet marks so i said a few choice words venting in DS9 chat (wrong i know) I didn't spam.. I didn't keep ranting.. I made one statement and that was it .. a minute later I'm on a 24 hour chat ban.

Its fantastic to play a game that has the ability to pour salt on an already open wound.

Bottom line is it needs to be fixed. Otherwise I won't be held responsible for the rage trolling I start doing if and when i receive my 3rd 24 chat ban from other players who are, in most cases, the real trolls.
Captain
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# 6
10-07-2012, 02:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by puttenham View Post
it is kind of a broken system. my recruiter in my fleet will put a message or two up in zone chat or something (not even spamming it really) and people flag him. and he recieves a 24 hr. ban. (which is unwarranted). funny thing is he doesnt really use zone chat for any other reason.

so while it helps us self moderate the "special" users who flame nonsense, it also opens up a greifing key for people who find it fun to get people 24 hr. bans, or people who are set against fleets who dont like seeing the recruiting messages.
That happens because people think "what I dont like or want it must be spam" not to mention the smart arses who report people just for the sake of it .Of ocurse people who dont like a recruitment message/other kind of things (usually people can hate just because you exist) cant add that person to ignore but this never happens because cryptic thought to piss off players by adding something to exploit.I know people who exploit this are less guilty than those who are paid to prevent exploits which can only annoy (i dont know 1 person who has something good to say about "lets ban people" )


Quote:
Originally Posted by thyuberdude View Post
I got out of a game that glitched and screwed the team out of fleet marks so i said a few choice words venting in DS9 chat (wrong i know) I didn't spam.. I didn't keep ranting.. I made one statement and that was it .. a minute later I'm on a 24 hour chat ban.

It doesnt matter what you say ...people are not paid to ban you or to decide what is spam or what is not spam.Also I dont remember any rules on that chat.They should add chat rules then spam button.

Last edited by adrianm63; 10-07-2012 at 02:51 PM.
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# 7
10-07-2012, 03:26 PM
Agreed, Its one of many ridiculous systems that need to be addressed but the purpose of my OP was to figure out exactly how it happens and now I know. I'm debating on weather or not i should attempt a forums Crusade to try and get it changed but something tells me it would be in vein..
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