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Help! Account will be closed due to offensive username, while it is perfectly fine :-O

user banned for being too smart for the mods. the lesson here is: always be average.

@glbert said in #31:
> user banned for being too smart for the mods. the lesson here is: always be average.
Would be fun if it didn't come from a mod.

@MentalFugues said in #26:
> I don't know their true intentions, but it seems reasonable that they really did just want to save an account with a name they thought was fine. Still, despite the name having a witty chess-related meaning, it isn't hard to see why Lichess might object due to its plainer meaning.
And that is? Like dude there are tons of usernames like that how is that 'offensive'? And after they saw this post (probably)?
Maybe it isn't hard to see for you, but for me it seems so.

@borninthesixties said in #24:
> I guess all he wanted was his 5 minutes of "fame."
How do you know that they closed their own account? I suggested it as a possibility but looking back it seems kind of unlikely.

@PxJ said in #32:
> Would be fun if it didn't come from a mod.

But it still wouldn't be so fun imo. Sarcastic reply that ignores the point. (His post, not yours).

@SD_2709 said in #33:
> Sarcastic reply that ignores the point. (His post, not yours).
On the opposite it is straight on the point. Mods are there to limit the excess of a few trolls. When they start enjoying their power too much and playing the police of what's socially acceptable, the only way to stay out of trouble is to always be average.

@PxJ said in #32:
> Would be fun if it didn't come from a mod.

you forgot the "technically".

also, if you thought my intention was to be fun, you're mistaken.

@glbert said in #35:
> you forgot the "technically".
>
> also, if you thought my intention was to be fun, you're mistaken.
So your recommendation for people out there is genuinely : always be average? Is that also what you're going to tell your children?

@PxJ said in #36:
> So your recommendation for people out there is genuinely : always be average? Is that also what you're going to tell your children?

so the only two categories available for statements in your mind are "fun" and "genuine"? is that also what you're going to tell your children when they discover, say, poetry?

edit: this poem is not fun, son, so you have no choice but to read it literally.

@PxJ said in #34:
> When they start enjoying their power too much and playing the police of what's socially acceptable

This isn't meant to happen, and is basically a misuse of power. If innocent people start getting banned, then it is hardly normal.
I meant under normal circumstances.

Also, then glbert is basically saying that mods are enjoying power too much, when he himself is one??

@SD_2709 said in #39:
> This isn't meant to happen, and is basically a misuse of power.
Kind of exactly what I said.
> Also, then glbert is basically saying that mods are enjoying power too much, when he himself is one??
Yeah but it's ok because it's poetry apparently.

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