Originally Posted by Haunchbones
1. saying **** a few times and being "a little bit nasty" are not the same thing.
2. the tribunal protects 4(9) players from 1 player, whereas you would prefer to protect 1 player from 4(9) players.
3. you have total control if you will be reported, take a different approach when you talk to your team, even if you lose horribly and 4/5 of your team feeds and builds wrong and doesnt respond, you should never give up trying to help.
my two cents
I totally disagree with you. Again, I've never faced the tribunal. And, I have never done anything in a game that would warrant it. BUT I've been threatened, almost bullied with the prospect for doing nothing more than playing well but playing the way that I want to play.
But more importantly, I am not sure where you are from but in my country, if you don't "protect" the individual, you DO NOT protect the whole.
In essence, you protect the 4(9) by protecting the 1.
It's a concept called innocent until proven guilty. The way the tribunal works now, and the auto punish once every 60 seconds for 5 IP, is just plain dumb.
In theory it is possible for the following to happen...
You tell some guy to *uck off because he tells you he want's to backdoor your mom. (Yeah that's right, I actually READ EVERY WORD and found that (often) the person swearing was sworn at just as much). He and his equally foul mouthed buddy report you for swearing.
The above type thing happens a few times in a row and you get enough reports to face the tribunal. IF this happens, there is a 94% chance you are going to receive a ban (or other punishment). AND MOST LIKELY the huge majority of people voting to punish you DON"T EVEN read your case.
This is just ridiculous. Anyone reported is assumed guilty because the "jury" is rewarded for finding you guilty. The poor sap doesn't even get the chance to respond to or face his accusers. Since when did we fall back to the dark ages?
Folks, the Tribunal is a WITCH HUNT. A thinly veiled Inquisition.
It's a good idea gone horribly bad. It's totally broken.
In any free society, it would not be tolerated.