I also read another post too... by crush:
This is absolutely ridiculous!And exactly this is the problem.Elrrohir wrote:
B) does anyone really thinks that if someone comes to me (i.e.) and tries to sell me child porn, in any language i can understand, it'll walk without being reported? I will report that user. BTW, if i do that, the people who owns the servers where the game is hosted is obliged to make a call to the police and give them the IP address that this player use to connect to the game.
The server admins can not deal with your report because you can not provide evidence in a language they can understand. You can only send them a screenshot with chat in a foreign language. You could provide a translation, but they could not trust it, because they do not know if you maybe want to frame the person for some personal reason.
So the administrators will be unable to act on your report and thus they will not fulfill their obligation to report the offender to the authorities. In the end this could lead to them getting in trouble, too.
Do you now understand why this is such a big problem?
Lets assume that a player (we'll call him A) raises a complain and sends a screenshot where another player (called B) offers him child porn in spanish. Now player A is an anonymous being for the admins/mods and so, why to trust his translation is real? well, u can ask another players and see what they say (and actually u can use the forum if u want to get different translations to be sure)... since my reputation is as "thin" as any other in terms of being a trustworthy translator, you can use this same forum to recruit some players that speak another languages.. i offer myself to check it if needed and i might not be the only one.
Of course, theres another interesting detail... there are lots of non natural english speakers, so this offer in particular, could be done by player B in many different languages.
the other thing is, if this situation occurs and the chat is in english, whats the difference? you just get rid of the part where u dont trust the person is reporting the incident! but still how can u be sure?
If A is trying to "ambush" B and fills a false report against him, there are plenty of ways to check if the report is trustworthy... once again, non of the "reasons" given are convincing anyone about the holiness of this rule.
and as a final comment, Platyna, censorship makes things better for the people that questions this rule. I'll keep bringing this issue to discussion as many times as needed till we get some results.
BTW: happy new year everyone