Originally Posted by Lyte
This isn't a mistake. This punishment is deserved.
This player has received over 1000 reports in 900ish games. That's a staggering number that almost no players ever reach. Consider that the average player receives about 4-5 reports every 100 games and you can see how absurd the difference is. This is an example of a case that the Tribunal is not extremely effective at resolving because the player is extremely negative in more subtle ways such as in pre- and post-game chat. However, after review of the chat logs I'm going to leave the ban as is. It's my belief that this player understands quite well what kind of behaviors he should work on to avoid this happening again.
Number of reports should do absolutely nothing towards getting someone banned unless there is relevant reason in each of those reports.
Saying, "This guy said something nasty in pre/post-game" should do absolutely nothing towards getting someone banned until those are included in Tribunal reports.
The verbal abuse someone receives should 100% be relevant towards reports. No, I'm not saying it should be okay for people to troll because they got **** talked, however the Tribunal should be able to punish people who are verbally abusing another player even if the current report they are reviewing isn't about that player.
I think the important fact you are glossing over, is the player in question who was punished by the Tribunal for the games seen. The fact people are even reporting these games is ridiculous.
Lyte, I challenge you to lurk on Streams for the next two months of professional players/popular streamers and then at the end of those months hand out bans based on their behavior. Make sure to permanently ban them when they deserve it and make sure that they don't start streaming on new accounts or participate in tournaments.