@ERICK001BC said in inappropriate symbol art spam:
It occurred to me yes, but usually the regulations go, if there is an offensive content, you block/ban a person. You do not wait until a second offense once a breach has happened. Most moderation take these to a bit of customization based on the GM. Still like a police officer if there is a crime you don't wait till they do something else as well. Similar to a moderator, if there is a racist comment you don't let it breed into more hatred, illegal art, etc.
I highly doubt this to be true. Even in games like FF14 where the moderation is much more strict and the ever looming presence of the mighty ban hammer hangs over all, the GM's usually do not insta-ban any player. It's nonsensical to do so, as they lose customers. That is why in most games a first offense/violation of the ToS results in a temporary soft ban or a restriction of the user's privileges(loss of chat/etc). Only in extreme cases does a perma ban(ban of the IP address) occur for a first offense. These companies are about making money first and foremost, and you don't make money from customers you banned from your service.
Case in point. When I played FF14, on the server I played on there was a guild of players dedicated to running an online erp brothel out of one of the capital cities. They spammed the general chat channels advertising their services for said brothel. Most players on the server found the practice to be disgusting and the GM's were no doubt aware it was going on, and it clearly violated the ToS. None of the players to my knowledge in the 3 years I played the game were ever banned and the GM's never shut down their operation. My only theory as to why this was is that to Square the income from the 20-30 players' sub that were running the brothel was worth more than the players who were upset about it and sending GM's tickets.
@Wusscake It shouldn't be surprising that people have different tolerance levels of what they consider to be offensive. People say/do things in real life that I don't agree with every day, I don't get frothing at the mouth over it, I just ignore it and move on.
In my previous posts I stated that I wouldn't report a player, and the reasoning is very simple. I know the pain first hand of what it's like to lose an account(not because I was banned or anything). From the PS3 era I was a sony based gamer and bought most all my games digitally. My library included games for PS3/PS4/PSP/Vita, as well as a lot of movies.
During one of the numerous data breaches sony had on their servers my account info was compromised and stolen and I was not able to get my account back, even though I gave sony proof that the account was mine. I lost $2,500+ of games/movies because of that. I wouldn't want to see any gamer experience that for any reason, least of all for something as trivial as posting a boob pic on PSO2.