Re: Are these ban's going to be permanent??? If so here are my thoughts
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:14 pm
Thanks for the interesting points you brought up, GG Kid.
I think it might let people stop and think: Should I actually bot on a race? After all, the player name is all a player has, being identified as botter is definitely a hit to the reputation. Cheating under a fake name is less attractive, as it basically presents no gain.GG Kid wrote: ↑Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:00 pmBanning the names of those caught cheating (or just being suspicious) and those thought to be involved, will not stop them from cheating But It Will change the names they use when doing so, whether the names they choose to use is there own, something new or just an innocent player, banning whose name's will Solve Nothing.
No one has talked about a "life" sentence. We've made sure beyond the player names that it was actually the people we're talking about.GG Kid wrote: ↑Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:00 pmbottom line, thanks to the anonymity of ddnet (which we love) anyone can play with any name, so if you ban a name it's anyones best guess if you actually brought justice to the right person, or you just punished some unlucky player (sad), with a "life" sentence you offer no reason for redemption instead you breed rebellion
As said, we've made sure that we're only banning people who actually botted.GG Kid wrote: ↑Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:00 pmon the surface this will only affect a few, but it leaves the rest of us in fear that we too could be banned for life, by that of dislike by the admins or be framed by another player, either way this put's a dark shadow over DDnet, and tasks the admins with the job of deciding "to ban or not to ban" which can be easily jaded by favor over one compared to another
We'll try our hardest not to ban an innocent player.GG Kid wrote: ↑Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:00 pmMy suggested course of action. ban the names in question and future player's found to be cheating, for some period less then two month's. this gives the player motivation for redemption, and if a player Is wrongly banned then whey can still have fun in the mean time knowing all they're effort is not lost. because you can't fix people there is no such thing as a solution, but i feel that this is a compromise that will give you most of the benefits without all the drawbacks