October 11, 2020: Ironcross32 warned for an unfounded hate post.
October 21, 2020: Amir Tajik has received a warning for trying to share an illegally obtained copy of Slay the Spire in exchange for A Hero's Call.
We've made very clear that such trades aren't really trades at all, but merely two-way illegal sharing of copyrighted games.
October 22, 2020:
Amir Tajik has received another warning for trying to trade a version of code 7 in the vain that they tried to trade Slay The Spire. This now makes a 90 day ban.
October 31, 2020: Staticmaster received a warning for asking directly about a Mac virtual machine, with a very specific use case in mind. In other words: clearly he knows what he's doing.
October 31, 2020: Simter has been banned for violating his watch, and arguing in bad faith on a topic he knew full well he was in the wrong on.
November 12, 2020: BGT Lover has been given a warning for linking to cracked software.
November 19, 2020: Bradp gets a warning for blatantly posting a spoiler, without any warning and without any intentions to edit it.
December 4, 2020: Walrus has received a warning in the SBYW thread for deliberately attempting to derail the topic and add fuel to the fire with multiple spam-worthy posts.
December 6, 2020: Toto has received a warning for spreading an unauthorized fork, found here:
Under the circumstances, I removed several links, as well as the email address of the group who reputedly produced the fork, and locked the thread.
December 9, 2020: Mjonsson1986 has received a warning for repeatedly reviving a topic to stir the pot and criticize the rules (without even so much as an attempt to remain constructive), found here:
https://forum.audiogames.net/topic/3462 … the-forum/
December 12, 2020: Windows gets a warning for attacking the developer of The Forgotten Islands.
December 19, 2020:
Haily Merry has earned a warning for a completely pointless personal attack against Fred, found here:
December 20, 2020: Manamon Player gets a warning for providing a direct route to a clone, and Octoross gets a warning for soliciting pm's even though he was told it was a clone. Remember, what you do off the forum is out of our control and our concern, however don't expect to get away with blatantly asking for pm's when you know you're breaking rules.
December 20, 2020: Walrus gets a warning for a personal attack campaign launched against Fonographico.
December 22, 2020: Aryamansingh has received a warning for attempting to initiate discussion of the game Constant Battle, and failing to cease it even after being informed by multiple users that said game falls under a blanket ban of unauthorized forks.
January 15, 2021: Staticmaster has received a warning in the "Bloodstorm Returns" thread for personal attacks.
January 17, 2021: r-d-productions has received a double warning (two warnings) in the "Bloodstorm Returns" thread for going way over the top and personally attacking an individual.
January 31, 2021: ashleygrobler04 gets a warning for personal attacks.
January 31, 2021: Morse gets a warning for his trolling topic, and being his third warning he has been banned for 90 days.
February 9, 2021: Andy_THe_Blindy received a warning for the unauthorized sharing of personal information. Will also be investigating him further as there are numerous indications thatsuggest he might be an alt of Simter.
February 9, 2021: Gorvachov13 has received a warning for personally attacking another forum member and attempting to discredit their character.
February 12, 2021:
Due to numerous layers of evidence collected, Andy_The_Blindy is being permanently banned, and Simter is being banned indefinitely. Now here's why. In the interest of fully transparency, here's why. There's a lot to digest, so strap in folks.
1. Andy_The_Blindy's writing style is extremely similar to Simter's. Shaky at best if it were on its own, but there's much more on the table here.
2. his near militant defense of Simter in this topic, as pointed out in this post
One can argue that this could have been a close friend to Simter doing the noble thing, but that argument is busted when taken into account that this is only part of this charade.
why was simpter hated and band exactly
@40 this describe it pretty good.
Speaks for itself. That link didn't exactly get a lot of hits, so it is quite convenient that he happens to be armed with that link when a user was asking for information. Again, for the sake of completeness, here's what really happened.
Again, if this were on its own, we would not immediately arrive at this conclusion - it could have easily been one of his friends who saw it. But this combined with everything else indicates it could not possibly have been a coincidence.
4. DGlex does not advertise himself as an SBYW admin, so some rando who doesn't know him isn't going to easily find that out. Simter however clearly had it out for him given the fact that he was permabanned from SBYW. Sound familiar?
5. Last, but not least: From the restricted topic:
P. S: can i use vpn after signingup? My college has a pretty restricted network and they sometimes block cf domains.
Definitely a red flag. No college in their right mind would block CF domains. Even one that had a firewall that was overkill. They would have to immediately push back after realizing that an extremely significant portion of the net is behind Cloudflare's cdn. So his reasoning for using a VPN can be pretty much thrown out.
For the record, this does not mean we are going to start immediately blocking VPN's from here on out, but as the rules clearly state:
Update: January, 2020 We recognize the fact that VPN's, proxies, and other such methods that may be used to hide an IP address have many legitimate uses. We also know that one of these uses happens to be skirting around bans and/or performing harmful activities under the cloak of anonymity. As a result, we require VPN, proxy, etc users to give a short explanation while introducing themselves. If you prefer, you may click the report link below your post and do so that way. We unfortunately have to look at these users more suspiciously. This means it can and will be used against you in the event of an infraction that may have us believe you aren't who you say you are.
If we find that your reasoning for using a VPN is unfounded, we may preemptively disallow use of one out of an abundance of caution. Please note that actual facts will be taken into account here, we are not going to start calling bs on anything and everything. To give you an idea of how thin the line is, we would have let someone through if they simply said their router/network blocks audiogames.net, but we will throw your claim out if it is proven preposterously invalid such as the network blocking Cloudflare domains.
When you put all of this together (similar writing styles, defense of Simter (AKA himself), complaining about a ban situation that is clearly no one else's, and an invalid excuse for using a VPN - it's a slam dunk.
We've said it once before, and yet it still to this day bares repeating. Telling the truth has the possibility of making things easier on you. Yes, there would still be punishment, but there is a guarantee that it will always be more severe if we catch you red-handed.
February 13, 2021: Tdani has received a warning for distributing a key to a folder containing a lot of copyrighted sound assets. I took the liberty of removing the key and locking the thread.
https://forum.audiogames.net/topic/3930 … nc-sounds/
February 13, 2021: DarknessKing banned for being an alt as well as seizing access to account and email information that clearly was not his.
At long last, Labron-games has been banned indefinitely.
Most of his posts appear to be personal attacks of some form or other, so this was a long time coming.
If his account has been hacked, as has previously been theorized, then Labron-games is encouraged to reach out to us privately to have his account restored to him. If, on the other hand, this wasn't a hack job, but was instead just a play for victimhood, then the ban will remain until further notice.