agentcom wrote:Lindax wrote:rdsrds2120 wrote:DO NOT join or create any of these games. They will be promptly deleted and exploiting bugs is against site rules![/list]
That's really funny. I can't find any rule on this site prohibiting "exploiting bugs". It's not even a bug, it's an oversight on your part.
It is a bug. As for the rule, you are technically correct that there isn't a rule that directly cites "exploiting bugs." However, there are general rules that cover this situation. I think the most prescient, though, is simply that "common sense prevails."
Common sense would tell you that the games that are limited to once a month games for premium players only (and some special events) was not meant to be circumvented by this new feature. How could one possibly think that this feature was intended to create unlimited BRs? It boggles the mind how many people could possibly think that this was some sort of intended part of this update.
For those of you smart enough to figure out that this was (obviously) unintended, again, common sense would tell you that you aren't supposed to go creating a bunch of those games. In my experience, CC has consistently enforced this rule when it comes to bug exploitation. It's happened during several other feature implementations as users found bugs.
A lot of users finding bugs, do it by creating a "test" game and then reporting it to the moderators. I have not seen users who do this get in any sort of trouble at all.
But some users think that any exploit they find is fair game and proceed to take as much advantage of it as possible. Those are the users that end up getting punished.
Fortunately, CC doesn't have quite the Draconian leadership that some imagine (and a few hint at above). The first warning for bug exploitation is just that ... a warning. For those people that may not be familiar with the Bug Report forum, the C&A forum or other parts of the site where this is discussed, they are informed directly by a moderator with a warning not to do it again. I find it very hard to see where this specter of heavy-handedness comes from given that system.
I agree that some more thought probably could have prevented this from even being an issue. But to paint the people who tried to get free or additional access to the paid content of the site as martyrs or Robin Hoods is going a bit too far.
I agree with the sentiment that common sense should prevail. However, it sounded like people were being threatened with bans, and loss of their premium membership. It was the tone of the post that got people going here.
You have to also see it from their point of view. People are not always as sensible as we'd like them to be and they do stupid things. They should simply lose points for deleted games, as they would do had they lost them. That would deter them from doing the same in the future. Someone who created a shitload would have a problem then.
My two cents.