I once got a temp bann for real life threats for saying I'd kick MY OWN ass for losing to a certain class/spec (long time ago, don't remember wich one)
So ye, I don't find it that hard to believe
All in all, here's how I see it..... Make yourself familiar with the forums rules. Those are usually found as sticky on the very top of every sub forum.
Then try an appeal, best chance would be over phone. Call them, and explain what happened. If you act polite, and reflect your clean record with that, they likely un-ban you again.
Generally it is a forums violation in most forums to only quote someone, without your own clear contribution. By what you explained, well, trolling is a weird reason, yet it may fall into their automated catalog. I would call it spamming, which essentially also leads to a strike against you.
Xothic - Prot Paladin - Expired at the end of 5.1, returned start of 5.4, left again. Bleh.
It has happened to me as well for trying to gain research participants. The individuals who moderate the forums tend to be over zealous and non-discriminate in who and why they ban ppl. Usually they can make it fit in their rules or posting, but generally not give any reason why it happened. You have to email them at [email protected] to try to get a response. Even then they do not always answer. I usually try to find different ways to get at the moderators, which you can see on the forums still, to plead my case.
I received a two week ban for saying "Don't let some piece of shit ninjaing gear in a dungeon get to you"
I havent bothered posting there since.
Normally I would assume you did something wrong to deserve it, but not with the official forums. The mods there ban and delete whatever they want to with very little prejudice. They have a bad enough reputation for deleting legitimate threads and banning for small offenses that I just cannot give them the benefit of the doubt anymore.
They don't ban you permanently on your first rule-breaking unless it's something extremely severe. For your account to have had lost it's posting privileges permanent, you must have crossed the line before on several occasions. I got a suspension a month or two ago for "Spamming/trolling". Lasted 3 hours. So I don't believe that you have not done anything wrong before. And if you indeed haven't, then I don't believe that this is solely what triggered a permaban.
I got perma banned for bad language a while ago... I tried to appeal it many times but failed, nothing you can really do about it.
Yeah the wow forums are like that. Thats why i tend to never post there.
Wow <3 Korra<3 Giants<3
i got 3 weekly bans due to bumping our recruitment thread. Apparently 1 bump per day on a thread that's on page 2 after @ 1 hour (faster when new content or expansions are about to launch) was deemed excessive for the masterminds that manage the official forums.
Worst thing on my case was that they cant appreciate the hard effort and work that's being placed into our guilds and trouble and worries we go through to maintain them with recruitment being a vital part of this equation.
Thats what comes from not playing your own game and distancing yourself from your player base. Dont have a single ban besides those 3 btw not in game or on forums and i play for 6 years... Paranoia on its finest
Reported the issue btw on all 3 times with mails and suggestions tried to explain to them how silly it is to get banned for bumping on the recruitment section due to the nature of the forum and the fact that wow official recruitment forums dont have many sub forums which makes way to many guilds fall under the one section with bumping being the natural result of it.
Suggested to them 2-3 times to make more sub forums like on MMO champion - for example pvp/pve sub forums or even horde/alliance ones (like it used to be for years on the old forums for whoever remembers those).
I would have had more luck talking to a rock.
Last edited by MarizzaDraenor; 2013-01-13 at 06:23 PM.
A reoccurring oddity I have had in my message board experience are the little things I've been nailed for in contrast to the outrageous things I've pulled in the past that was basically ignored. It's not even limited to one forum either, but several. I've never been outright banned though.
So they are passing out permabans for trolling now ?
Much less for a quote in your signature.
I remember the good old days when it took death threats, hate speech or suggesting others commit suicide.
Bans on those forums seem so random, i got a month for suggesting use of cracked software and they permaban someone for some harmless joking.
And this mod is the only 1 giving me infactions---every1 else didnt do anything (and there are like 10 forum mods). There is even a hate tread every week because of him. We call him a freedom killer.
Well i cant tell you a name tho because its naming and shaming.
Heck the guy locked even a anti bromy topic (pretty much another version of same topic but the other way araund).
People get infracted on these forums for the same thing as what you did. So, was punishment justified? Yes. Was it perhaps a bit harsh? Maybe, but it's their forums and their rules.