Originally posted by TUX426
Originally posted by Obee
The new 'Community Relations Manager' has a major Napolean complex. Ever since his initial meltdown, they have been extra diligent in scrubbing the OBoards. It is also the reason TUX was removed as the Rebel Senator and banned, he was "excessively negative" about the direction the development of the game is going.
There was also a major scrubbing of the last producer's letter, as all the posts that weren't of the 'We love you! You were the best!' nature were deleted.
They are making the same mistake they made after the NGE was inflicted on the playerbase. They think they can erase any dissent and the playerbase's unrest with the way things are will go away. It doesn't help that the new CR manager is so thin skinned that he feels any negative post about the game is a personal attack on him. It doesn't help matters any that his personal life is so empty that he spends the majority of every day reading the OBoards.
And to answer the OP, no...it's a foolish thing to do. TBH, the SWG forums are tame in comparison to so many others I've been to. They risk pissing off far too many players with their crackdown attitude. I actually know a player that was banned because Draakull THOUGHT they had used the word "tard"...Draakull made sure he lectured the player on the fact that 'real' retards could take offense. He lifted his pathetic ban after the player pointed out they HADN'T used the word...they had simple quoted another player and were criticising the person who had used it.
I see alot of that lately, I even got perma banned myself and that's my first ever ban/warning/suspension on the internets! The reason was also "excessively negative", it wasn't even a personal attack either. I get the feeling this is his first job interacting with customers/players, and he's doing a really bad job at it, and his english skills isn't the brightest since some of his posts take a few times to read to understand what he's saying.