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Lot of banning going on with forum accounts lately

anyone else notice a lot more people with BANNED icons popping up. Silencing folks in a time like this seems to be the incorrect way to handle dissatisfied customers



  • ppo8820ppo8820 Member Posts: 763

    How does one get banned here?

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 2,494

    By not following the forum rules https://forum.deadbydaylight.com/en/discussion/87004/forum-rules

    I think a lot of warnings at least are given out for "making light of serious issues" (see the rules), but I expect a lot of bans come from getting into a heated argument with another forum member. You'll notice a lot of disrespectful and derogatory posts that lack anything constructive, or one member specifically targeting another member and "calling them out" for whatever reason (which is a no-no, even if you're right). Accusing a member of anything publicly isn't taken well; if you think they're posting bait, ignore it; if you think they're using an alt account, flag it; use the official means to report cheaters; etc.

  • EchorionEchorion Member Posts: 1,883

    They ignore it, but I haven't really shown any signs of censorship I wouldn't jump to that conclusion.

  • Boosted_DwightBoosted_Dwight Member, Trusted Posts: 2,793

    After a change as big a Ruin I'd imagine there would be a lot of people with interesting words to give to BHVR.

  • Hero_awesomeHero_awesome Member Posts: 180

    Preety sure there's a preety small group agreeing with your changes. And there survivor mains.

  • smappdoodasmappdooda Member Posts: 277

    DBD: 1984 edition.

  • oxygenoxygen Member Posts: 1,738

    Obviously more people will "cross the line" when controversial changes get announced and people are passionate about what's happening.

    From fairly understandable heated arguements going a little too far when people are passionate enough, to legitimately ascended garbage like justifying/encouraging review bombing or just mindlessly attacking BHVR in a way that's far from constructive.

  • AesthetiksAesthetiks Member Posts: 29

    just because Im paranoid doesn't mean people aren't watching me :O

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 2,494

    They're definitely not visible, anymore. Even posts that just get the member sent a warning are removed.

  • csandman1977csandman1977 Member Posts: 1,661

    I reported a post that was just a hate filled rant with some choice words that really weren't needed. The whole thread got removed.

  • HuffHuff Member Posts: 1,346

    I like the way you put it. Pretty much what I was gonna say.

    It makes perfect sense to me that there's a lot of people getting banned when there's constantly people recently trying to bypass the language filter, and insulting each other, and constantly commenting with completely irrelevant things, and trying to start arguments with people, and just generally being children. There's still plenty of people complaining about things they're unhappy with, me being one of them, and I haven't been bothered. I doubt a lot of other people complaining civilly have been bothered either.

  • WitasWitas Member Posts: 392

    Considering how internet is, I bet some BHVR devs already had the chance to learn ... Interesting facts about their families 🤣

  • Colton147Colton147 Member Posts: 523
    edited January 14

    Feedback and criticism is fine.

    Harassing and threatening the developers is not fine.

  • dont_ask_me_againdont_ask_me_again Member Posts: 490
    edited January 14

    ummmhmmm. /s

    I know why you give people titles... just so you can allow them to jebait when you bring them up. (As with my post)

    When I first came to the forum I loved that person and how they thought about matters... even defended them before... but yeah nothing they did was productive and it just attempted to shadow major problems with BVHR rn which don’t pretend doesn’t exist right now.

    If you have no adversaries you create silence... period. And you removed adversaries and people were agree’ing with my post and how I responded my friend.

    Just get behaviour to do the right thing... I don’t main killer and I know what they’re going to be going through - especially the people who don’t play this game 24/7 with a full time job etc. You’re being unfair to them.

    There’s going to be a killer shortage at rank 1 if there’s nothing for them to ease the stress.

    This is all assuming you accept that your playerbase is likely above age of 18+ or whatever the game is rated.

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  • dont_ask_me_againdont_ask_me_again Member Posts: 490

    Definitely see a vibe of this to a degree mainly by some very acquainted followers of DBD in the “title” sense... hope it gets changed around here... it doesn’t feel like everyone is getting treated like competent people.

  • dont_ask_me_againdont_ask_me_again Member Posts: 490
    edited January 14

    The devs aren’t the problem... the problem stems higher up and what’s also not fine is for them not being sure everyone can enjoy the game without a great deal of stress.

    I’m a competitive player but it in a way I’m just caring about the casual player that’s tried their best to be competitive with the time they have if they so choose to take the route.

  • C3ToothC3Tooth Member Posts: 1,075

    Anyone see yourself in this case?

    Just the same as you pay the game and demand everything and insult if the game doesnt turned out to your liking, like the Devs are your grooms.

  • brokedownpalacebrokedownpalace Member Posts: 5,371

    Wouldn't it depend if you were using it as an insult, tho? Developmentally delayed is a medical term but depending on the context can be insulting. Are you claiming that you were having a discussion about the law with somebody? Or did you use a legal term as an insult?

  • brokedownpalacebrokedownpalace Member Posts: 5,371

    I feel like people who get warnings or bans probably deserve it most of the time. I'm not exactly the nicest person on these forums and I haven't received a warning. Maybe I've slipped under the radar, though..

  • The_Second_ComingThe_Second_Coming Member Posts: 1,110
    edited January 14

    Careful, using the term "willful ignorance" will get you jai...oh wait.

    There's no way to use the term and have it be positive - but observing it as a behavior is not an insult, especially when it's blatantly represented by the people being criticized for exhibiting said behavior.

  • Peppa_PigsawPeppa_Pigsaw Member Posts: 93

    Few friends have gotten banned for stating the developers didn't play their own game and/or were bad at it.

    Which they are. But we don't talk about that.

  • The_Second_ComingThe_Second_Coming Member Posts: 1,110
    edited January 14

    Speaking of not talking about things...

    I read an old thread about people being shadow banned not too long ago. It was a thread from September of 2018 as a matter of fact. I only read it cause it was listed that it had a reply..but strangely enough even though the thread listing said it had a reply, the reply was missing when I went into the actual thread.

    It was deleted in the last week, along with a much newer thread asking about shadow banning...issue is, if you google "dead by daylight forum shadow ban", it's still the first in the search results...click the link and the thread no longer exists. That's how you know it was deleted recently. It's placement in the search rankings.

    Basically, shadow banning is when you are set to "private" in so many words. You can read posts, and in theory still post, but nobody can see your content except you, and they more or less bank on the fact that you don't notice.


    Here's a picture of the search results (save this link!):


    Here's a link to a thread of it actually happening to someone:

    Sure, you could call it a "bug"...but I feel like it's far too convenient.

    It tends to feel like that actively try to silence/get rid of that which makes them look, well...that which matches their Behavior.

  • Peppa_PigsawPeppa_Pigsaw Member Posts: 93

    I know multiple people who have suffered the same fate, it does definitely exist and it wouldn't surprise me if these posts get deleted or a mod goes "Actually we don't do that." When multiple people have claimed they do in fact do that.

    But I'm just an entitled killer main, so obviously im making stuff up because I'm angry about the Ruin change.

  • AesthetiksAesthetiks Member Posts: 29

    its just been a lot more bans than usual on here i would imagine. the game has great qualities, but seems as if it just lacks a direction, and instead of responding to the community with something like


    .. but we don't hear anything because they take forever in terms of balance adjustments; where as in games like league of legends they are CONSTANTLY changing the meta and balancing/rebalancing.. because at the end of the day balance is basically whack a mole with the stuff that ends up rising to the surface

  • The_Second_ComingThe_Second_Coming Member Posts: 1,110


    Instead of hearing something like what you said...we hear "We need to bork ruin so it's not so hard for new survivors". Honestly - whoever writes their PR notes needs to be sent back to customer retention training immediately. They could have alleviated a LOT of this had they worded it correctly, because the way they worded it may as well have been a giant ascii picture of a middle finger to killers.

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