Forum Code of Conduct

100 Human Rogue
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Think folks need to read this. Quoting directly from the Code of conduct that can be reviewed at the bottom of the forums.

Spamming or Trolling

this category includes:

  • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
  • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums
  • Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
  • Making non-constructive posts

  • Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
  • Numbering a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements

  • If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    be given a temporary or permanent ban from the forums, depending upon severity

    Harassing or Defamatory

    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
  • Insultingly refer to other characters, players, Blizzard employees, or groups of people
  • Result in ongoing harassment to other characters, players, Blizzard employees, or groups of people



  • If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

    Harassment takes many forms, and is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. Repeatedly targeting a specific player with harassment can lead to more severe action. The idea behind this is to prevent any one player from consistently being uncomfortable in the forums.

    The bottom line is that we want Battle.net to be a fun and safe environment for all players. While playing on Battle.net and posting on its forums, you will encounter thousands of other players who share different experiences and come from vastly different backgrounds. While certain language and images may not be offensive to you, consider the fact that that same language and images may have a completely different effect on someone else. We’ve done everything we can to make this a great environment – now it’s up to you!
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    90 Night Elf Hunter
    5105
    True that, Kord. True that.
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    Yes. Good thing to occasionally remind folks of this stuff. :)
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    90 Blood Elf Priest
    7980
    Nice reminder!
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    100 Human Rogue
    17660
    People seem to have forgotten, Fixing that
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    90 Night Elf Hunter
    5105
    Yeah, Kord... REALLY need to fix that.
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    100 Human Rogue
    17660
    08/04/2012 01:03 AMPosted by Rational
    I guess now we all know who the reports threads / posts is.


    Yep, totally me. I'm so on top of that with the 3 or so times I check this forum a day and the annoying hassle it is for me to get logged in.
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    86 Troll Shaman
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    08/04/2012 01:03 AMPosted by Rational
    I guess now we all know who the reports threads / posts is.


    As far as I know, it is many different people. :P
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    90 Human Warrior
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    08/04/2012 01:03 AMPosted by Rational
    I guess now we all know who the reports threads / posts is.


    How DARE people want a non-hostile forum environment. The nerve of some people, sheesh.
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    100 Draenei Death Knight
    10145
    Heck, I'll own up to it; I've reported several times over the course of our recent spate of PvP vs. RPer forum drama. I have the benefit of a job that lets me keep the forums open all day, and when my brain starts turning to mush from work, a quick alt-tab and refresh has me here in a jiffy.

    There's very little point to having rules if the rules aren't enforced. Blizzard's forum moderators are a limited quantity having to watch over a plethora of game-wide forums, as well as over 200 realm forums. They depend on players to help point out hot spots so they can do their jobs.

    That means if I catch the worst offenders, it's very little impact on me to click report, type out a quick one-sentence reason for the offense, and submit it.

    Play nice, follow the rules, no one gets reported.

    This isn't hard.
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    100 Human Warlock
    14400
    I guess now we all know who the reports threads / posts is.


    How DARE people want a non-hostile forum environment. The nerve of some people, sheesh.


    Mmmm, and then people wonder why we prefer not using the official forums.

    And, what Rage said.
    Edited by Alelsa on 8/4/2012 9:53 AM PDT
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    100 Dwarf Shaman
    11680
    Maybe the "rules" aren't being enforced because there isn't a actual rule being broken by the posts being reported. People overreacting as usual

    P.S. most of the flame is from the same people reporting saying "omg how dare you"

    lol so self righteous and you don't even look at your own posts.


    You could always try not posting something when you get the urge to insult someone, and you have insulted people, many times. A new twist on an old classic: "Remove the tree from your own eye before asking someone to remove the plank from their eye upon them asking someone to remove a splinter." Also, "Three wrongs definitely do not make a right." If trolling is so harmless, why even try to defend it?
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    90 Night Elf Warrior
    11085
    Y'know, it was just quoted in the ToS...excessive reporting of players is a no no...yet I still see every one of Avarence's posts reported.

    Tisk, tisk kids.
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    90 Undead Mage
    13280
    Perhaps he should stop making troll posts then? /shrug
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    90 Night Elf Warrior
    11085
    Maybe people should stop being so sensitive and just learn to laugh a little
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    85 Night Elf Hunter
    9670
    08/04/2012 07:11 PMPosted by Wubkin
    Maybe people should stop being so sensitive and just learn to laugh a little


    Sense. This guy made it.
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