Originally Posted by Skevoid
Absolutely not. It's not uncommon for friends to verbally abuse each other in jest, and the fact that people have queued together may have been made perfectly clear in pre-game chat. If nobody in the game is reporting for verbal harassment or offensive language, then people voting in the tribunal are not in a position to know that what's going on in chat is causing a negative experience for the players.
Also, some people do stupid things when a game is clearly over, like selling their gear at the last second. If I see someone with a 0:11 kill:death ratio and just a pair of boots, but they're reported for offensive language (while not saying anything in chat), then while it may look exactly like a deliberate feeder, there's no way for us to know whether that player did in fact feed intentionally.
There are of course exceptions, people that rage all game and clearly are upsetting their teammates, but I think that punishing for un-reported offenses is not a good thing to do by default.
I'm sorry dude, but if you sell your gear for boots and you are 0/11 without having 20+ assists... Then you're punished.
I don't care if it was just at the end, it is bad sportsmanship. It's the same as suiciding into the base, it IS bad sportsmanship. This one is just blatantly obvious and can also be misinterpreted as feeding, so don't do it.
I think your list is a bit extreme. Calling your team idiots, stupid, worthless, etc. once or twice shouldn't be punished. I'm sorry, but if you dive into a 3v5 team fight, you give me the right to say that was stupid to do and to call you a bunch of idiots for feeding them 3 easy kills.
14. Threatening to declare reports/announcing intent to declare reports on other players. [Negative Attitude]
Why is that bad? If you have a go at me, am I not fully within my right to say "if you keep it up, I will report you"? It is the EXACT same as saying "what you are doing is against rules and annoying, please stop"...
The rest are fine, but you seem to want to make this game into Hello Kitty World or something...
It's a competitive game, it is a team-game with 1v1 rating system (that is clearly not ideal, but not a discussion to be made here). It is going to raise tempers, get people mad and so forth. Competitive banter will occur and it is ignorant to think people won't banter in /all fairly often. It is equally ignorant to think getting frustrated and typing one silly remark after a stupid team fight (e.g a 3v5 engage) is bannable.
The Tribunal NEEDS kill/death lines. Like "xx was killed by yy with xxx, yyy, zzz getting assists" and pre game queue would be brilliant, post game is unnecessary however.