Well the rules say I can post here in a non provoking fashion and phrasing my words well. Well just a few thoughts: The off topic/on topic conundrum In the .net forum I was targeted in my opinion over a period of 6 days I received about 7 infractions for this rule. I later gave up and just posted argumentative and insulting posts so that atleast my ban was not over nonsense. Basically in my opinion the rule is interpreted wrong in that forum. Lets say the topic is "Green Apples" Green Apples So I would post I like eating green apples and my favorite is the granny smith. Then usually I would crack some kind of joke as I like the humor I can sometimes come up with and as well this is a game forum so humor should be one of the main objects of a forum. Also it builds up a rapport with other players and it can make us cross over from mere strangers to online friends. So lets say joke. This would be digression of the topic. So a part of the post is on topic a part is off topic. So the next poster actually have something to work with. In effect although in part of the topic I was off topic my on topic contribution means in my opinion the whole of the post cannot be considered off topic. As the rule does not say "no digression from the topic and has this rather vague description of off topic" I would say that in the ordinary meaning of such a rule I shouldnt be given a infraction or even a warning. Finally Holden Caulfield said "I like it when somebody digresses and all. It's more interesting and all." And yes I also think this if we all keep on topic the whole post through then we have a more boring topic and a more boring forum. Ok but that is the .net server which is imo on of the worst game forums I have ever encountered. I remember the tribal wars forum where one would have on a battle thread between alliances about 2000 posts from about 20 guys poking fun at each other and insulting each other etc. That was fun. Mod bias I also think that it might be that a decision is taken about a certain user and then reasons is sought to get rid of him. Also I am also wondering about the influence certain players have over moderators. It was very strange to me that when a certain user was involved a particular moderator would keep on infracting me and this was with 2 users. Therefore I propose that moderation be taken to a open website where all users can monitor moderation if they wanted. You would see who reported you and why. Also you would be able to follow a particular users reports and make comments about it. The reason I think this is needed is that we have in some worlds forum moderators in an opposing alliance to you. Also with players playing multiple worlds they may have moderator friends in other worlds. So a particular user maybe using his friendship to get an opposing player banned. Also a player that is infracted should have the right to study all the posts in game and in forum between the particular moderator and reporting player. Either that or remove that rules. I dont believe that there should be a rule against inferring mod bias to begin with. This means a player may be subjected to mod bias without any recource. Cause the moment you infer it in the .net server you get 2 infractions then thereafter you get another 3 infractions cause of mod bashing. Thats 5 you only need 10 to get a month ban. Open and transparent penalty system. Peer review of moderation. Paid moderators In the .net server there is no mention of how you will get banned and how the infractions points is calculated. And what would be your penalty. Why shouldnt we be told how you are punished?or how the penalty system works. Also I think moderation should be open to peer review: So another user may see why you get infracted he can then judge the quality of the moderation in a point scale system. If a moderator keep on making bad decisions and biased decisions Innogames should can him permanently. The volunteer hogwash is just a bunch of nonsense. You gave him power and authority although he volunteered for it does not mean you should be subjected to bias and bad moderating. The overall impression moderation leaves with Innogames paying customers is just pathetic. There is about 3 decisions I would agree with in my 2 bans and 20 infractions. Finally its time that Innogames should wise up and realize that their paying customers(cause with all their schemes most player are now paying customers) is treated very poorly and that ultimately you cannot let volunteers ruin the game experience permanently for many paying customers. Stop being cheapskates and get us objective paid moderators(on their payroll) in our forums. I dont care whether he knows nothing about the game. And rethink your rules. Game forum should say everything. How many players dont post there anymore cause they was banned or they got disgusted with moderation on that particular forum. For example a user there says" christians burn witches and other unmentionables" and then in another thread he used the N-word. This is considered fair because of context. The rules do not mention context. So in truth the moderators can just about come up with any nonsense interpretation they want to cover their friends and to punish their enemies. Please dont delete this thread. Innogames was given an oppurtunity to respond to this. They have further insulted me by not even responding to my e-mail. It is time that moderation be discusses in full. This is a telegram I got in game by another user "didnt ask you to carry over mail. and dont post. they are targeting you. you will be infracted for sneezing. i got the record of infractions, many cases for the same post, that was relivant and on topic, and many more cases when i was already infractured. ................... question. are there lots of people on the main forum??? "