Baby-Bjorn wrote:Timminz wrote:Baby-Bjorn wrote:Timminz wrote:I'd love to see this implemented, but for my own account. An email notification when I'm down to 2 hours in any game would be very useful on those days when life just seems to demand more of my time than I had anticipated.
If implemented for sitters, it would just make the already-happening abuse, even easier to do. Terrible idea.
Again, I must disagree. Those who abuse any system will always find ways to abuse. Making it easier or more difficult does not increase nor decrease the amount of abuse.
I managed a very large network for a major corporation. We had employees who abused the network and those who did not and I kept statistics on this. No changes made to the network that made said abuse easier or more difficult had any statistically significant impact on the amount of abuse. The only thing I ever found to have any impact was to fire an abuser and let all the employees know that he/she had been fired for abuse. But even that was a fleeting victory as within 4-6 weeks, abuse was back to its normal levels.
From real world experience, backed up by real world statistics, making any system easier or more difficult to abuse has NO effect on the amount of abuse of that system.
I'd love to see these "real world statistics". Mind sharing?
Seriously though, "it's okay to make abusing the system easier, because making it more difficult won't deter the abuse", isn't a very good argument.
While we're at it though, we should stop checking for multis, because you know, making it easier to operate multiple accounts isn't going to encourage abuse of the system.
I hate the fact that I cannot produce those statistics for you. But even if I still worked for that company, they would not allow me to share. They consider all such data and information as proprietary because it might give them a competitive edge. So apologies for even mentioning it.
And I see your point on making abuse easier. Case in point, even though it is impossible to stop a hacker from breaking into your network, we worked very hard to put every possible prevention in place.
So then the question that you [and I believe Bones as well] would like addressed here is, will this suggestion, if implemented, make abuse of the system easier? At the moment, I don't know. So, what I will do is to ponder that for a bit, reread all posts here, and get back to you.
I posit that there are differing levels of threats. IMHO, multis are a bigger 'threat' to CC than sitting abuse. would you agree or disagree with that and why?
OK guys. I pondered… I reread all the posts… I pondered some more… I reread the posts again… I pondered…. And I have my answer, my response… My suggestion will not increase abuse at all! None! Zero increase of abuse! And being the generous soul that I am, I will tell you why
It will not increase abuse because all use of this technique can be MONITORED by the admins!!! Anyone abusing the system by using this method will be caught and appropriate sanctions taken! The guys that figure out how to abuse a system might be many things, but they ain’t stupid! And they won’t use a system that can be monitored for abuse! So guys, this will not increase abuse, not even by a tiny bit.