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24h hour ban for URL in character name

Discussion in 'UHall' started by XebozZ, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. XebozZ

    XebozZ Guest

    Two days ago I was suspended for 24 hours just because I had a character called "visit XebozZ.com".

    I have to admit, that I made a mistake, because I just read the ToS (Terms of Service) and when I couldn't find anything there about naming my character I assumed it was ok. Well, I found out that it wasn't and after doing some research I came to this site: http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1760

    So it was not ok, but still I think a 24 hour ban is quite harsh. When I logged back in, my characters name was changed to "sergio"... :gee:

    Anyways the morale of that story is, if you think of creating a character and youre not sure if the name is ok, its probably not. And if you want to be really sure check out EA's character naming policy

    The GM was nice enough to change my name to something else so now my character is called "Jetiro". So, when you see Jetiro standing on Europa westbank just imagine that I'm called "visit xebozz.com" and keep coming to my website :)
     
  2. Giggles

    Giggles Forum Administrator
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    80% of the time when players publicize websites in game its directing players to some virus website. Thus EA is very harsh against it. I don't think they take the time to check the site, they just assume your up to no good.
     
  3. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
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    Its also illigal to advertize a website/link in books being left around. A guild on my shard got in trouble with this. They would organize regular player run auctions. They would have huge amounts of stuff to auction and would have a book like this:

    So-and-so guild is inviting you to our auction on "date"

    For more info on where to go and the auction list please visit "website" which in this case as a Stratics registered guild page.

    Go figure.
     
  4. whoa! can't remember ever seeing a post like this one before [​IMG]

    WELL DONE Sirrah or Madam (as the case maybe)
    Well Done indeed!
    first time I've ever seen a self-correcting unjustly bannzored post
    (minor but personal pet-pevee note "suspension" is what you got (24-72 hrs) .... bans theres no coming back, 'cept rare case's)
    Still ...took the slap ... did your own research ... accepted it ... posted to warn others ...

    Any more like you out there where your from ?

    UO could certainly use 'em
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Azureal

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    Sergio.

    Hahaha, whoever said GMs dont have a sense of humour is wrong.

    :lol:
     
  6. Desperado

    Desperado Guest

    yes is quite a name but hey there are a lot of em:lol:
     
  7. Azureal

    Azureal Guest

    Good thing Incognito is a level 1 spell!

    *cant stop laughing*
     
  8. Beerman72

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    On a postive note, they could have named you *Fabio* or *Richard*. (No offense to any ***** out there!) Sergio is at least a name which will put a smile on ur face and not just the face of others!
     
  9. Myphsar

    Myphsar Lore Keeper
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    Having a name like a website is tacky.
     
  10. Fink

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    I have my guild's url in my house name, it's the same one they have registered on the guild page. Should I remove it from my house sign? I use it to mark runes also (the site explains our event/s).
     
  11. Shamus Turlough

    Shamus Turlough Lore Master
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    I have had the web link to the BEC auction website on my house sign for about 5 years now. Dropped books that way too. Never seen anything negative of it. *srhugs*
     
  12. Lord Kotan

    Lord Kotan Slightly Crazed
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    How did you get the dot in there? I try to name someone ".... Jr." and it basically says the dot is invalid. KR or something?
     
  13. GalenKnighthawke

    GalenKnighthawke Grand Poobah
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    24 hours might be too harsh, but if it's a sign that they are gonna start cracking down on virus propagation (anyone remember the dude spamming at the banks for links to Stygian Abyss videos?), then it's kind of cool.

    Sergio. I don't know why that makes me chuckle, but it does.

    Someone else said something about them "not bothering" to check out the site that's being advertised?

    Why the Hell would they? That's a major time investment. I'd rather have them tracking scripters and exploiters.

    -Galen's player
     
  14. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
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    Your safe to do what you want, till somone pages on you. Having runes/books/house names etc will be fine till some tweed comes along and decides to page a gm.

    Also cant have URL's in your char profile scroll either.