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Whatusaytome

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Why is it that an account Not banned for being caught using a bot is given a trade lock but the people who steal your wealth via trades get voice locked?

I understand the trade lock on bots but... If that's just going to expire in like a week, is it really effective punishment for a bot? I've only seen maybe two or three of these trade locked accounts, so I know they exist. But I think a trade lock would be much better suited for scams. Eventually with repeat offending leading to a permanent trade lock.

I assume a similar message will appear when trades are attempted
"I am unable to trade because my account was caught Scamming"
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05-Jul-2017 16:44:32 - Last edited on 07-Jul-2017 19:47:41 by Whatusaytome

A  Cole
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A  Cole

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Whilst I am against rule breaking of any kind, I do believe that there is an element of character building when you are on the receiving end of such things. There are certain lessons that are learnt when you have been scammed, for example, which I believe are best learnt in a virtual environment than out in the real world.

For this reason, I'm against the total eradication of scamming, etc. However, any reduction in such activities would still be desirable.

You also have to consider that some players do learn their lesson and understand that their previous actions were a mistake. A permanent ban on their trading ability would mean they are being punished for life. A more suitable action would be limited time bans, such as one month for the first offence, up to possibly a year for a third offence. This would have a similar affect to which you are suggesting, as well as giving people a chance to learn from their mistakes.

After all, what's to stop them from creating alternative accounts?


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08-Jul-2017 21:56:23

Whatusaytome

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I only suggested it to Grow into permanent bans through repeat offending. Which will happen even with trade locks. Yes, some do learn and stop, but those people are not why I make threads like this. If a person is actively scamming, they wont stop just because of a voice lock.

This suggestion is only to replace mutes with trade locks on scamming deemed worth the punishment. although I like your time frames better than existing.

and yes... alternate accounts, one of the biggest problems that go along with rule breakers. needs its problem solved in some way as well.
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08-Jul-2017 23:42:20

carob

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Although I hate scammers I agree with Cole. It does build character and makes you more... Rs street smart? It is pretty anti-social behavior, but I would recommend taking out methods of scamming. For example, there is no notification when you are in a Burthorpes game group and they decide to teleport you to the game room.

09-Jul-2017 06:22:24

Whatusaytome

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They've done a lot to remove methods on gambling, but very little against scamming. the problem with both methods is people look for ways to do so including ways you or me might never have seen before, making it more effective if when caught, they were restricted from stealing money instead of restricted from talking to you.

The point im trying to make though is if they have a consequence worth avoiding, they might avoid it. its like seeing a twig vs seeing a pothole in the road, a twig you might not think twice about running over although it might scratch a bit, a pothole you do your best to avoid because it can actually damage something pretty bad. and both are unavoidable in some situations.

the Mute is the twig that people are okay with hitting occasionally although it might scratch their account a little bit. its nothing serious and they can continue making money however else they want

the Trade Lock is the pothole, it means they are restricted from a large portion of benefit in the game for that temporary period of time, which they might not be able to do as effectively on their alt, which is something more worth avoiding, incase they were to actually get caught scamming.
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09-Jul-2017 23:09:36

Whatusaytome

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and personally, I don't see it being a beneficial character trait to say "I've been taken advantage of." Sure it teaches you more about its existence, but you should be able to be aware of these kinds of problems without having to experience it firsthand.. The exact reason why I suggested detailing the rules in my sig thread. so people are more aware of what they are there for.
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09-Jul-2017 23:16:27

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