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Aug 15 2011
By: Joanna_Dark_ PlayStation MVP 29217 posts
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Reasons Why a PlayStation Network account can be banned?

38 replies 7852 views Edited Aug 15, 2011

I just saw this list tweeted by AskPlayStation in reference to reasons for a ban. I find it very interesting and given the number of questions that do come up from time to time here on the forum I thought others might be interested in seeing it as well.

Home users should have to read this as they enter into Home for the first time. Not a bad thing for those of us who have been here a long time as well.

The Community Code of Conduct is also at the following link.

http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=1260

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Banning explanations


Below are some common offenses which could cause a PlayStation®Network account or system to become banned. You may be banned for other reasons not listed below.

Verbal/Text Abuse
Offender was verbally abusive in some way, often including use of profanity, verbal threats or insults, or otherwise offensive or inappropriate language. This can be either via verbal or text comments.

Hate Speech
Offender used hateful language that attacks or disparages a person or group, based on characteristics of a certain group, including (but not limited to) race/ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

Your Personal Information
Offender revealed personal contact information about themselves in a public area, such as email addresses, phone numbers, or physical addresses.

Another Person's Personal Information
Offender revealed personal information about someone else in a public area, such as email addresses, phone numbers, or physical addresses.

Abuse of Grief Reporting Function
Offender misused the grief reporting system by filing false reports against another user, or filing an excessive number of unverifiable or redundant reports in a brief amount of time.

Impersonating Another User
Offender created an account with close similarity to an existing user, with perceived intentions to impersonate the other user without their consent.

Spamming
Offender excessively posted the same word or phrase, or gibberish to the annoyance of others.

Grooming
Offender encouraged other users to commit inappropriate or illegal acts in game or the real world.

Sexual Harassment
Offender made sexually implied or explicit comments or performed actions that had definite sexual overtones, whether welcomed or not.

Account Scamming
Offender tried to persuade another user to share account information, including but not limited to logins, passwords, bank accounts, credit card information, etc. by any means possible.

Impersonating a SCEA Representative
Offender made comments or created an account ID that could cause other users to believe that they were a SCEA representative or have similar authority.

Child Protection
Offender made comments, sent PMs (Private Messages), or created an ID relating to inappropriate behavior toward children, including physical or sexual abuse and pornography.

Inappropriate Online ID
Offender created an ID that was deemed inappropriate in some way, including but not limited to containing profanity, sexual references, or hate speech language.

Offensive Images or Audio
Offender posted images or broadcasted audio that contained obscenities, profanity, or was otherwise in violation of the PSN Terms of Service.

Team Killing
Offender killed his own team off in a multi-player network game.

Exploiting a Game Glitch
Exploiting any issue/environment, not intended to be accessible, to give oneself an unfair advantage in online play.

Cheat Codes
Offender used a secret code to gain an advantage in game play.

Distributing Cheats
Offender shared or made public codes that give an advantage in game play.

Voice Communication Blocking
Offender purposely uses sound to disrupt voice chat for others.

Uploading Pornographic or Obscene Image
Offender either uploaded or created an offensive image either as part of a game or attached to a PM (Private Message).

Community Standards Abuse
An act that breaks the various agreements required to be accepted to access and use anything on the PlayStation®Network that is not defined by other offenses.

Cheating
Doing or utilizing anything that gives the player a greater advantage than is intended for normal game play.

False Registration Information
Offender created an account with false information (email address, date of birth, name, address, etc).

Reversal of Charges
A console or account may be banned due to having a credit card charge reversed or "charge back" resulting in debt. A charge back can include credit card theft, identity theft, or non-approved use.

Share/Hijack Account
Sharing personal PSN account information in order to obtain access to another persons PSN account. Changing another persons email address, and/or password without their permission in order to gain and control access to an account. Offender attempted to use or take content they did not pay for.

Fraud
A console and/or account may be banned if it is associated with fraudulent purchases. (Credit card theft, identity theft or non-approved use by family or friends).

Disrupting a Game
Offender was caught doing something that disrupts another user playing a mini-game.

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Re: Why is my PlayStation Network account banned?

Aug 14, 2011

You should put some brackets on your thread. I am sure you made a lot of people sad/happy before they click on this.

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Re: Why is my PlayStation Network account banned?

Aug 14, 2011

I read the tittle and thought you got banned Joanna, i almost spit out my coffee XD


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Re: Why is my PlayStation Network account banned?

Aug 14, 2011

I suppose that might make some happy. I've edited the OP. Sorry to disappoint! Hee hee. I suppose it is a good catch line to get people to open and read it however.

 

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Re: Why is my PlayStation Network account banned?

Aug 15, 2011

rotfl Joanna Banned!? :smileysurprised: Never

And very good post Jo Jo. Now I can send the people to this post whenever they said I'm liying lol

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Re: Reasons Why a Home PlayStation Network account can be banned?

Aug 15, 2011

I've been coming on home ever since they opened the beta to the public and only just reported someone for the first time last month. THis dude was going on really bad, sexually harassing people and just was all around vulgar. When I was reporting himI notcied that one of the reasons you can pick is spoiler, as in spoiling an ending to a movie. I thought this was kinda funny. I can just imagine someone reporting an individual for running the nding to the sixth sense or unbreakbe, lulz.

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Re: Reasons Why a Home PlayStation Network account can be banned?

Aug 15, 2011

how do you report an online ID in Home?

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Re: Reasons Why a Home PlayStation Network account can be banned?

Aug 15, 2011

ApriL83 wrote:

how do you report an online ID in Home?

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You click the "select" button and then submit a report. You need to locate the user ID and then on the next screen you select a reason before submitting the report.

It is also good to know that there is a "grief report" option on the xmb when someone sends you inappropriate PM's there. I think you press triangle on the inappropriate PM and then scroll down the list to "grief report". Anyone foolish enough to send inapproprate material in that venue now is really asking for it.

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Re: Reasons Why a Home PlayStation Network account can be banned?

Aug 15, 2011

what i meant was this rule....

Inappropriate Online ID

Offender created an ID that was deemed inappropriate in some way, including but not limited to containing profanity, sexual references, or hate speech language.

how do you report a inappropriate ID?

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Re: Reasons Why a Home PlayStation Network account can be banned?

Aug 15, 2011

Good stuff joanna,as usual,......   728x68_det_insider_hdr.jpg

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