Regarding Iaw

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Riot Romulus

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10-15-2012
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Sup Forums,

Been seeing a lot of spam about forum suspensions and thread closures. As opposed to fueling the fire by having our mods just close all these threads I wanted to offer you the opportunity to discuss it here.

In regards to the suspension, I can understand your frustration. Seeing any player you're fond of, especially a player who is as active on the boards as Iaw was, ****ing sucks. Keep in mind though that we have a forum code of conduct for a reason. After being suspended in the past for a variety of reasons Iaw continued to disregarded the posted code of conduct and was subsequently escalated to a permanent suspension by our moderators.

These types of suspensions are easily the most contentious because they aren't for one single TLDR racism or porn filled megathread, but rather for a persistent pattern of behavior that is far less blatant. That said, having his goodbye thread closed was ****ty and (im in the process of checking now) probably not intentionally so. Generally we task moderators with closing any thread discussing punitive actions but this one probably should have stayed up given the emotions surrounding the community and the player. Since that's the case, I'm going to be opening the thread again.

I'm sure this will spawn other questions regarding our moderation techniques or decisions so please feel free to toss them over. I'll be heading home for the evening soon but once I'm there I'll try to answer as many questions as possible. Additionally, while I'm going to have the other thread reopened, continued spam threads referencing it will continue to be closed, I'm all for the occasional revolution but ultimately this is still a place to discuss League of Legends, not the suspension of a player from the forums.

-Rom


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BeyondGodlike

Senior Member

10-15-2012

さようなら。


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Blaster

Senior Member

10-15-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Romulus View Post
Sup Forums,

Been seeing a lot of spam about forum suspensions and thread closures. As opposed to fueling the fire by having our mods just close all these threads I wanted to offer you the opportunity to discuss it here.

In regards to the suspension, I can understand your frustration. Seeing any player you're fond of, especially a player who is as active on the boards as Iaw was, ****ing sucks. Keep in mind though that we have a forum code of conduct for a reason. After being suspended in the past for a variety of reasons Iaw continued to disregarded the posted code of conduct and was subsequently escalated to a permanent suspension by our moderators.

These types of suspensions are easily the most contentious because they aren't for one single TLDR racism or porn filled megathread, but rather for a persistent pattern of behavior that is far less blatant. That said, having his goodbye thread closed was ****ty and (im in the process of checking now) probably not intentionally so. Generally we task moderators with closing any thread discussing punitive actions but this one probably should have stayed up given the emotions surrounding the community and the player. Since that's the case, I'm going to be opening the thread again.

I'm sure this will spawn other questions regarding our moderation techniques or decisions so please feel free to toss them over. I'll be heading home for the evening soon but once I'm there I'll try to answer as many questions as possible. Additionally, while I'm going to have the other thread reopened, continued spam threads referencing it will continue to be closed, I'm all for the occasional revolution but ultimately this is still a place to discuss League of Legends, not the suspension of a player from the forums.

-Rom
cool beans, thank you

Edit:Even though you may say that, to everyone it just seems like your silencing voices of dissent. When law is just talking about friendly fun stuff, its OH HEY ALL OF RIOT LOVES YOU, but now its, lets ban him/her from the forums. It seems very wishy washy and very unprofessional from riot.

Edit2: And unconsistent.I've seen many many rioters show their adornment of law.

Edit3: Mass downvotes of the OP? Lol. They are taking a step in the right direction, they are opening up actual discussion and leting people voice their oppinions.-_- i don't understand this community sometimes~
Edit4:Added gif, cuz someone said to
Final Edit: Someone posted a link to laws last words through imigur, here is that link within quotes.
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Originally Posted by MKJoker View Post
http://imgur.com/a/9E7f0

^

Link to screenshots of Iaw's Lastwords.


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Verandriel

Senior Member

10-15-2012

What about his 700+ upvote thread about a shy female champion? Why was that thread closed?

I mean, it even had 3 Riot posts in it (2 of which weren't troll posts). I'm pretty sure there was civil discussion going on in that thread, and it was LoL-related.


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Steven Deschain

Senior Member

10-15-2012

FREE IAW YOU *******S.

Free him I say!


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AngryMilk7

Senior Member

10-15-2012

Make forum mods not be anonymous.


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CryoTyrfing

Senior Member

10-15-2012

Well, if this is open for discussion then it shall be.

If I may so kindly ask, as for these specific rules that Iaw broke and continous transgressions to support this?

edit: I'm also noticing threads that are relevant for discussion and -not- relating to Iaw are getting closed. I think you have an over zealous mod on your hands.


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BigPatches

Member

10-15-2012

law is a huge part of GD

Please keep this at 69 upvotes to pay homage to law


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Roccano

Senior Member

10-15-2012

I like how a mod is giving people the answer they were looking for "Why was Iaw banned?!" and yet he is still getting downvoted into oblivion.


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IConquer1101

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10-15-2012

Finally, a thread that people can come to for all the information. Can you tell us exactly why he was banned? Or give us an example of why? I've never actually seen a thread that might contribute to a banning...