I just wanted to discuss a few topics as permanent bans are possibly becoming a reality. I understand that when you form these rules you have to take many aspects into consideration. I will respect the outcome of this discussion, however I urge you to take into consideration the following issues as well:
a) I live, work and play from a place that has frequent power cuts (specially during the summer). I do have power backup, however - it sometimes does not last for over an hour. Lesser when you are playing a game on a rig that draws over 850W an hour. There have been instances where the power cuts have caused me to leave an in progress game even though I didn’t mean or want to. I figure this might be the case for a lot of people on overwatch.
b) When these power cuts do occur, ping rates sometimes significantly drop as our nearby DC’s are not always properly equipped to handle them. This is very area specific and it sometimes is really annoying. However, there is very little players can do when this does occur as it pretty much is out of our hands. If we don’t play we get kicked for inactivity. Play - and you get killed anyway. Either way the outcome isn’t great for anyone.
There might be more use cases - however these two are quite significant.
PS: No, I am not trying to make excuses, rather trying to explain situations I have personally faced and seen friends facing. If there are solutions for this, I would love to discuss them further.