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    Suspended 24 hours for highly inappropriate name "Pedobeard"

    What? I opened a ticket to get a refound on an Heirloom I bought by mistake, I get a reply from a GM and I get banned 24 hours for having the name "Pedobeard".

    Nobody ever reported me, nobody ever told me that they were offended by my name, what I usually got were chuckles and funny comments. Also I am not the only person using this name.

    Thoughts?


    GMs words > http://imgur.com/5jsGXP4

    Armory of Pedobeards (I'm missing from this list as the screen was taken after the ban) > http://imgur.com/2EfjKi9

    Locked the thread.

    Conclusion and core of the thread has become more a jab than a discussion. We all have opinions, as well as wanting to share them but we still all have to keep it all by mind. This thread does lead into a questionable topic by digging deeper at the general case, one of the reasons I am locking it. As well as some people's reactions, and the counter reactions dismantling the thread slowly.

    If you disagree on my actions of locking the thread, you are welcome to send a PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beNN View Post
    Nobody ever reported me, nobody ever told me that they were offended by my name,
    How do you know if someone reported you? Usually people wouldn't even tell you that they did...

    Also, you basically reported yourself by opening the ticket in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beNN View Post
    What? I opened a ticket to get a refound on an Heirloom I bought by mistake, I get a reply from a GM and I get banned 24 hours for having the name "Pedobeard".

    Nobody ever reported me, nobody ever told me that they were offended by my name, what I usually got were chuckles and funny comments. Also I am not the only person using this name.

    Thoughts?


    GMs words > http://imgur.com/5jsGXP4

    Armory of Pedobeards (I'm missing from this list as the screen was taken after the ban) > http://imgur.com/2EfjKi9
    Well, I don't think that's a polite name to use. You don't see names like MrHands or smth do u?

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    Firstly you should probably blank out the name of the GM in your image.

    Secondly, your name can and will be taken in an offensive context. Just because someone doesn't immediately whisper you with grief, does not mean you haven't been reported.

    Thirdly, I'm fairly certain such names are against the Terms of Use.
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    ... What did you expect?

    I never understood why people that have stupid names are shocked when they get a ban.
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    They're right. It is highly inappropriate and you deserved the ban for going against Blizzard's policies.
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    Okay, just a few of Blizzards naming policy paragraphs:

    Refer to extreme or violent sexual acts
    Negatively refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to themselves or other players
    Are pornographic in nature
    I think that name does fall under one of those. And it was the GM that was offended, easy peasy.
    And no that others somehow have gotten away with a crime until now, does not absolve yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwaves View Post
    ... What did you expect?

    I never understood why people that have stupid names are shocked when they get a ban.
    This. Some people will find the name amusing, others won't - but the rules aren't up for negotiation and it should be pretty obvious why some end up being changed once they're brought to Blizzard's attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beNN View Post
    Nobody ever reported me
    Whilst you have your crystal ball handy, could you perhaps tell us the release date of WoD?

    Also, your name was obviously against naming policies.

    There's a thread almost identical to yours here.

    No point having two threads about the same topic.

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    Oh well I guess this is clearly offensive.



    Didn't realize people were still so narrow minded, nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beNN View Post
    What? I opened a ticket to get a refound on an Heirloom I bought by mistake, I get a reply from a GM and I get banned 24 hours for having the name "Pedobeard".

    Nobody ever reported me, nobody ever told me that they were offended by my name, what I usually got were chuckles and funny comments. Also I am not the only person using this name.

    Thoughts?


    GMs words > http://imgur.com/5jsGXP4

    Armory of Pedobeards (I'm missing from this list as the screen was taken after the ban) > http://imgur.com/2EfjKi9

    You though you could talk to a GM with a inappropriate name and not get it changed? Really???? How dense do you need to be to think that it would be ok???

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    Quote Originally Posted by beNN View Post
    Oh well I guess this is clearly offensive.



    Didn't realize people were still so narrow minded, nevermind.

    Yes, people find pedophilia offensive. I would dare say most people find it offensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beNN View Post
    Oh well I guess this is clearly offensive.



    Didn't realize people were still so narrow minded, nevermind.
    I'm not entirely sure how considering a name which references a frankly disgusting form of human nature "inappropriate" is narrow minded.
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    What did you expect with "pedo" in your name? Really? Think..
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    Quote Originally Posted by beNN View Post
    Didn't realize people were still so narrow minded, nevermind.
    ... It has nothing to do with narrow minded. I don't care that your name is that. Blizzard made the rules and you broke them. I don't know why you are surprised that you got banned for braking them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beNN View Post
    Oh well I guess this is clearly offensive.



    Didn't realize people were still so narrow minded, nevermind.
    You realise the bear above indicates pedophilia? You do not find pedophilia offensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beNN View Post
    Didn't realize people were still so narrow minded, nevermind.
    > Puts 'pedo' in his character name.
    > Calls other people narrow minded.

    You're on a roll today.

    Anyways as you can see, literally everyone disagrees with you.

    Let it sink in for a minute.

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    Your name refers to segments of the population who sexually molest children and you're surprised you got suspended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    You realise the bear above indicates pedophilia? You do not find pedophilia offensive?
    I do not promote pedophilia, however I find the Pedobear character to be amusing and funny.

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    Uhm. Pedo doesn't mean pedophilia. Pedobeard kinda means child beard.

    I don't think that's an excuse that'll cover it though, since it's obviously refering to pedobear.
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