According to a new staff post on the Overwatch forums, trying to get people banned can now get you banned. Writing on Tuesday, Overwatch community manager Tom Powers stated that because of forum users abusing the flagging feature, repercussions including suspensions would now be issued to anyone who continues to abuse the system.
In his post, Powers described how users appeared to be using the flagging feature to pause or lock discussions that were not only free from rule violations, but were moreover constructive.
reading overwatch forums in class to pass the time c:— plappy books! (@plappy_ebooks) March 4, 2018
As a result, any user who continues to abuse the system could face suspension from the forums. Additionally, Blizzard will be limiting the number of flags each user can distribute per day to incentivize using the flag feature only for rules violations, rather than for disagreement.
I'm cryin! I found this in a thread on the new Overwatch forums about Overwatch having unrealistic hard light physics. pic.twitter.com/oDurl5qzTX— Kari (@Queen0fOmega) February 23, 2018
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