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So, I was banned because I posted a phone number of one of the cosplayer (who intentionally gave it out on screen) because a different person on screen had asked for it. I know this is technically breaking the rules but I hope that you'll forgive me for this infringement. Those who were on the stream today should know about the events regarding various number exchanges.
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CoreInflux wrote:

So, I was banned because I posted a phone number of one of the cosplayer (who intentionally gave it out on screen) because a different person on screen had asked for it. I know this is technically breaking the rules but I hope that you'll forgive me for this infringement. Those who were on the stream today should know about the events regarding various number exchanges.


I believe you'll have to contact one of the staff members to discuss lifting a live stream ban, though I can't remember which. You may get a quicker response by going through the /contact form than waiting for someone to see your forum post.

Regardless of whether it's against the rules, it still seems like a bad idea to share a phone number like you described, especially if it's somebody else's.
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Well, he was open about giving it out on multiple occasions. In fact, other people were also sharing their contacts. The one who asked did not get the prior's number and thus asked the stream. I just so happened to be the first to answer.
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We've seen this thread and MakotoKamui will be replying a bit later.

That said, mods (including myself) have been repeatedly reminding users in the livestream chat not to post phone numbers or repeat the ones the con-goers share. It was pretty clear this was 1) not a good idea; 2) against the rules. Also, just because others are doing something doesn't make it okay.
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Posted 6/8/14

CoreInflux wrote:

So, I was banned because I posted a phone number of one of the cosplayer (who intentionally gave it out on screen) because a different person on screen had asked for it. I know this is technically breaking the rules but I hope that you'll forgive me for this infringement. Those who were on the stream today should know about the events regarding various number exchanges.


Hi,

First off, my apologies for the delay. I do some charity work in the afternoon each Sunday, which blocked me from replying when I first saw this. I just got back, and have unbanned you.

That said, the rules are pretty clear - do NOT post phone numbers. There are a lot of reasons for this, and if you'd like to discuss them beyond what's stated in the rules, I'd be happy to. I try not to bring up specific issues in the forums, but you created the thread, so - you posted the phone number after we gave repeated warnings NOT to post numbers, along with the stream rules, thus your earlier ban.

Yes, I realize the situation around why you posted the number. I was there. It's even understandable that you'd try to help someone out. But posting numbers is extremely against the rules. If someone asks about it on the chat side, feel free to PM them. If someone asks about it on the camera side, they can ask the person who showed their phone.

Also, the guidelines state, quite clearly, that if you want to come back in all you have to do is PM me or another mod. I'm far, far happier to unban someone than I am to ban them. Posting threads isn't necessary, and I normally lock them, especially now that the guidelines are linked in every livestream. I'm only leaving this one open so that others can see what's going on.

If you have any questions, about this, other stream bans, or anything at all, please feel free to PM me.

-Makoto
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