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OSI CONFIRMS THAT YOU CAN BE BANNED FOR THE THOUGHTCRIME OF YOUR FRIENDS [Author: lum]

Since I quit treating LadyMOI as a human being and made cruel nicknames that quickly circulated through the Net, the Ministry of Information updates have ground to a screeching halt. (Well, I never got any actual news updates, nor would I want any since that would imply I would have to be like, responsible and report them and stuff. But I’m on a roll, so shaddap.) So I found on Stratics that owo.com updated their site (no one reads owo.com unless prompted, no matter HOW often it’s updated. It’s just the law.) and has a line that could possibly be related to some recent controversy…

Things you could be banned for include, but are not limited to:

  • Remaining in a guild that actively engages in violations of the Terms of Service Agreement or the Rules of Conduct This last point may be perceived as somewhat harsh, but it is clearly stated in the Rules of Conduct that you may not organize any guilds or groups that are based on, or espouse, any racist, sexist, anti-religious, anti-ethnic, anti-gay, or other hate-mongering philosophy. By remaining in a group that engages in this type of activity, you subject yourself to the possibility of a group punishment.

So, um, don’t be in a guild with bad stupid or politically incorrect people or you might be banned. Also, I’m kind of wondering where “A$$rapInG” falls under… it’s not racist or sexist, and doesn’t address any particular ethnic group. I guess it could be considered hate mongering, but some people LIKE… um, I’m going to go throw up now.