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Matmano9
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Just to clarify. This is a DISCUSSION thread, not a threat to argue, or dispute a mute.

Why do Jagex have auto mute phrases? It is clear a bot / scammer will learn the auto mute phrase fast

Below is a instant mute phrase. I advise NOT typing it in game as it WILL instantly mute your account for 48 hours.

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It seems pointless to me, and just a bit unfair as users can run around tricking people into getting a 2 day mute on their account.
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10-Jun-2019 20:22:02 - Last edited on 11-Jun-2019 14:12:26 by Matmano9

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I feel personally insta mutes do, at most. Protect the community for up to 72 hours from release at most... But I expect it more likely protects for 45 minutes - 6 hours...
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10-Jun-2019 20:22:47 - Last edited on 10-Jun-2019 20:31:07 by Matmano9

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But. My alt was muted due to me typing something that I intended no harm and no idea of the consiquences.

It is very easy to fool others to type a INSTA mute phrase.

Does it actually protect the community? No.

I see phishers in my dms and @ GE daily. Why? Because they know insta mute phrases and BYPASS them...

Insta mute does nothing other than create a potential troll to frame innocent users.
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11-Jun-2019 00:45:14

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Matmano9 said:
But. My alt was muted due to me typing something that I intended no harm and no idea of the consiquences.

It is very easy to fool others to type a INSTA mute phrase.

Does it actually protect the community? No.

I see phishers in my dms and @ GE daily. Why? Because they know insta mute phrases and BYPASS them...

Insta mute does nothing other than create a potential troll to frame innocent users.


The rules are fairly easy to follow and everyone has agreed to abide by the rules when they made the account.
The particular rule you seem to be talking about states the following...

Unofficial Player Run Games of Chance
You must not advertise, organise, promote, or take part in any unofficial player run games of chance


Unfortunately the technology to differentiate between those who say certain phrases who meant "no harm" and those with other intentions against the rules has not been invented yet.
Everyone has control of what they say and can very easily say only things that keeps them within the rules. If you have been fooled into saying something that breaches the rules then that's a tough learning lesson, I doubt you will be fooled a second time.

And yes, the chat watch does "protect the community" - it stops a lot of those with nefarious intent in their tracks, if there is some fallout from those who 'didn't mean it' or got 'accidentally caught' then that is the small price to be paid in the prevention of potentially massive problems.

11-Jun-2019 01:03:23

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Matmano9 said:
But. My alt was muted due to me typing something that I intended no harm and no idea of the consiquences.
Insta mute does nothing other than create a potential troll to frame innocent users.


The real question to ask:

Why do you know a phrase that can lead to an instant mute to begin with? Saying that you had no idea of the consequences but stating "
Below is a instant mute phrase. I advise NOT typing it in game as it WILL instantly mute your account for 48 hours."
Means to me that you knew very well that would lead to an instant mute.

But I should not go off topic here because you did ask to discuss it. It exists because people are dumb and do things they know is against the rules. They think they can get away with it if no P mods are around so Jagex has to babysit them all the time.

I had a friend who was muted for saying an Warbands site in public. It was an instant mute as well and no one saw it coming. But it taught this friend a lesson: watch what you say in public.
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11-Jun-2019 05:53:00

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