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    I got banned for ganking a gm

    Ok so last night i was on my level 28 shaman and i was at the barrens and an alliance mage was running past(lvl 26)
    i killed him and waited for him to come back and killed him again.
    each time i killed him i /flex a few times

    out of nowhere i get a msg from a gm telling me he is going to log me out and i am getting suspended.
    i asked him why
    he said he will send me an email.

    So i get the email and it says i am getting my account suspended for spamming /flex.
    OMG he couldnt find a good reason to ban me so he bans me for spamming /flex.

    Is this right? Can he do that? Or is he just abusing his power?
    i emailed blizzard about it and waiting for reply

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    Well, you WERE spamming, so...

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    Yeah, sure.

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    why do i find this hard to believe :S

    can you show us that email? O.o
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    Since you were spamming then yes.

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    You can get banned for repeating the same message constantly in a small amount of time. That includes emotes.

    I don't think the GM alted over to his GM account while he was at home or something just to ban you. :P I think the guy that you were killing was annoyed, so he reported you for spamming just to get back at you.
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    Proof would be great, otherwise I call BS - The GM would just be invincible (or invisible, either is fine) if he put the command on.

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    ...... show us a screenshot of a edited email.

    Because this story is soo weird and 1.st april is stil far away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farnswurth View Post
    Well, you WERE spamming, so...
    Really spamming flex is a good enough reason for a ban?
    i didnt really spam it i have it on macro. so i clicked it about 5 times.
    i probably killed him 4 or 5 times and each time i did it..
    Its really pissing me off.. As i dont remember his name because i didnt think he was banning me for killhng him.. i thought he was logging me off for another reason until i got the email.

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    Something about this makes me want to think you're not telling the whole story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    Really spamming flex is a good enough reason for a ban?
    i didnt really spam it i have it on macro. so i clicked it about 5 times.
    i probably killed him 4 or 5 times and each time i did it..
    Its really pissing me off.. As i dont remember his name because i didnt think he was banning me for killhng him.. i thought he was logging me off for another reason until i got the email.
    Not to bash, but that's pretty sad - why would you spam flex in the first place, never mind 5 times.

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    I'm like, 100% sure, that you're not going to get banned for ganking anyone. And GM's don't have access to their GM powers while they're not working. So, I get the feeling that you're blowing smoke, OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    Really spamming flex is a good enough reason for a ban?
    i didnt really spam it i have it on macro. so i clicked it about 5 times.
    i probably killed him 4 or 5 times and each time i did it..
    Its really pissing me off.. As i dont remember his name because i didnt think he was banning me for killhng him.. i thought he was logging me off for another reason until i got the email.
    There you go. You clicked it 5 times, each time you killed him. It is considered spam, therefore you deserve the ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    Really spamming flex is a good enough reason for a ban?
    i didnt really spam it i have it on macro. so i clicked it about 5 times.
    i probably killed him 4 or 5 times and each time i did it..
    Its really pissing me off.. As i dont remember his name because i didnt think he was banning me for killhng him.. i thought he was logging me off for another reason until i got the email.
    So it looked like this?

    Mage dies.
    You flex.
    You flex.
    You flex.
    You flex.
    You flex.

    (next time)

    Mage dies.
    You flex.
    You flex.
    You flex.
    You flex.
    You flex.


    ^ Because that is spamming.
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    Maybe i missunderstood here, but what makes you think the person you "ganked" was a GM?

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    How do you know the person you killed was a gm? You seem to be making a jump here. Not to mention your entire post is dubious, I doubt we're getting the full story here (assuming it isn't entirely fabricated)

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarz View Post
    Really spamming flex is a good enough reason for a ban?
    i didnt really spam it i have it on macro. so i clicked it about 5 times.
    That is pretty much 100% spamming. I'd wager the guy you kept killing reported you for spamming and that's why you got the suspension, if the story is accurate.

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    Yes, and he actually did the right thing.

    However, that's not possible as the worker would rarely be GM on his realm, but maybe a friend.

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    No screenshot, no email, i call BS.

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