The admins dont receive a salary for the tiresome job of keeping the lobby clean of the same immature stuff over and over again.
As you can see from the posts above, the majority of us appreciates the lobby being more mannered recently, mainly thx to SB.
You tried to step on the carpet with dirty boots on, and you were kicked out. Surprise. So what?
ya man grow up and don't mess around, its not funny the lobby is a place for clean appropriate behavior not stupid, immatuer behavior. thx admins and as general rule act in the lobby like you would around your mother would you being saying things like wetxxx around your mother?? I don't think so. you will be unbanned soon but please learn your lesson and behave!
Being an admin is a tiresome and probably pretty unthankful job. Usually, one gets the bad feelings of the ones banned, while there probably is little thanks from others to make up for it. Furthermore, it lies in the nature of the job that there frequently will be decisions taken which are not 100% up to everybodies personal standards. Give the admin(s) some credit.
I am glad we have an active admin now and prefer that much to the state of not having one. I mean, there is little glory anyways in being big-mouthed on the internet, hiding under the cover of anonymity. Why fight for the right to do so?
I think you guys may misunderstand what "open-source" means,
Open source means that anyone may view and edit the source code, so long as they make their changes available to everyone else in the world as open-source too.
This does not mean that other people must go out of their way to provide a service for free (like the lobby), or put up with any behavior, or bend over backward to accommodate every single different opinion on how to run things.
Take for example, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or RHEL for short. They are open source, because they provide the source code. However, they don't actually provide any services at all unless you pay huge amounts of money ($800 at least, per server, per year). If you go and download the source code and compile it yourself, you will find that you are unable to even access "yum updates", which is the simplest way of updating your rpm packages, that all rpm linux systems use. And I'm sure if you joined their support forums under the name "WetPussy" you would be banned without even a notice.
As for jokes and messing around, swearing, etc. Please feel free to do that in your own game. The admins do not police games, only the lobby. So you can swear to your hearts content inside your own game. You can join your own game as whatever hilariously offensive name you want.
(In order to join a game without joining the lobby, just use the "Connect to Network Game" button from the main triplea screen. It will let you join a game in the lobby, while bypassing the lobby.)
"Blind"? I'd say that the mentioned teenager is the one being blind in your example. Don't think it would be appropriate if admins started going out of their way to accomodate stupidity and immaturity.
I agree that high level of tolerance is the advisable course, but a line should be drawn somewhere.
Funny how sieg's stunt provoked this discussion too :)
BTW thx very much for introducing "ignore" button again. I would be still up for giving ban option to hosts in their games (which are private as Veq said).