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4-08-2011 @ 9:07PM
An interesting bill of rights. I see things I agree with and things I disagree with. Others are issues I had not considered before.As I work through the article of Koster, I see problems on the horizon with #5. The problem is, who determines "actions and utterances that are hurtful to society"? When is a claim that an utterance is hurtful reasonable or unreasonable? As it stands I find this much too vague to be meaningful. The answer in #6 seems problematic when one considers the concept of the "tyranny of the majority" and shifting opinions.Other proposals seem reasonable. Innocent until proven guilty would have been useful when some people using a version of Linux got banned a few years back.http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Users-Get-Unbanned-From-World-of-Warcraft-Servers-40790.shtmlI guess I would say: "Those who run the MMO must act consistently with their posted rules, with avenues for appeal when there is a dispute over whether a violation is committed. Players should act in a way which is civil towards others, and anything which promotes a view which is offensive to some should be kept private between the players who share the same views rather than insist all cater to their views. Player Rights must be balanced with Player Responsibilities."
4-09-2011 @ 3:24AM
As far as things harmful to the society, we have the 'Report Spam' feature, followed closely by the 'Ignore' feature. Even if the community, as a whole, does not agree with something, we have the ability to remove ourselves from it.And in the real world, what's harmful to the society is equally as vague, as my history class proved when we had an hour discussion on the first amendment's freedom of speech.
4-09-2011 @ 9:40AM
Of course, "Report Spam" depends on Blizz having set rules which it follows consistently without favor to one view or another.
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