Being permanently banned for the dumbest reason

Gotta say. Sometimes I get tilted off of other peoples bad manners in game. I’ve said a few things I knew I shouldn’t have but never anything graphic or hate-speech-ish. Never been silenced in-game. I know false reports are a thing, however, if you were permabanned something tells me those reports weren’t false and you maybe should think about the effect of your actions going forward.


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Nope, it’s not. It’s rated T for Teen in USA and has PEGI12 in EU.


Or don’t.

If he’s fooling anyone about his promise to never be toxic again, it’s himself.


Something’s missing here. If you actually get perma banned you must have done some serious bad things.


if your being toxic expect to be banned

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its not 18+ its teen. :V

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Now why should I hide my chat and all those things when I could permanently remove a toxic individual from the game so people don’t have to hear the garbage you spout? =p

Also to be permanently banned rather than silenced? You must’ve been really abusive on chat. Not gonna be missed.


Overwatch is actually rated T for Teen or 13+.

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The fandom has some 18+ stuff

but last I checked this game is rated T.

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Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequence.

If you’re being a jerk, you’re a problem.


Not more sensitive, just got more buttons to push.

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I hate the word “Toxic”. Its too light of word to describe a person.

Toxic is like warning label, or a chemical is toxic and can cause you harm if you mishandle it.

If a person is going out of their way to cause harm, insult, or be negative that’s more than “Toxic”

More like they’re being a (BAMF)

Or a FAH “Toxic” is such a weak term… sometimes I feel like we are too soft on people who are terrible at times.

Don’t give them reasons to report you and they won’t.

How naive you have to be to expect people to just mute you without reporting you?


These fools who claim anyone who reports them for abusive chat is “too sensitive” and “just mute me don’t report me” are just hilarious.

Somehow they feel that when they go out of their way to speak through mic or type toxic venom that they should just be given a pass.

How the heck can these fools not just simply “not trigger mic if you need to vent”. You won’t be getting these bannings for toxicity if no one can hear it.

How much sense and brain power do you really need to know that you won’t be banned if you don’t trigger your mic? :thinking:


Because the premise incorrect. The release mechanism isn’t the expression, it’s the knowledge you are inflicting pain on others.

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While I agree folks go too far and have egg shell skins this game is T not M and such a ban implies you’ve done a lot wrong.

You list all these things that other people could do if they are offended by the things you say, But have YOU tried not being a d***??

Maybe try that first and come back to the drawing board if it doesn’t work out for you.


Reminds me of someone I reported the other day. Two people actually, in game just constantly dropping the N word and yelling at everyone.

Got a notification earlier. Felt pretty good about that.


I see that you’re skipping over saying the words, which leads me to beleive that it was something horrendous