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Regional Flag71 Hour ban for my nameSource
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Today I have been banned for 71 hours for, “use of an unacceptable name in violation of the User Agreement and Rules of Conduct.” I am posting because I do not believe my name violated the RoC and believe I should instead have a name change. In my defense, I had already had to change the name on one of my alternative characters and wasn’t banned for having the name that I had. Instead, I had received a name change, which would have been useful on my main as well. This character was made after I already had a similar name on my main. The name that I was banned for today was Sofa King Alpha. Though vulgar I do admit, this name does not violate the following:

Have offensive racial, ethnic, or national connotations.
Include hate speech or bigoted slurs
Reference sexual acts or real life violence.
Are pornographic.
Make inappropriate references to human anatomy or bodily functions.
Reference illegal drugs or activities.
Reference religious or historical figures.
Reference real-life people.
Reference names of copyrighted or trademarked characters, materials, or products.
Use misspellings or alternative spellings of names that violate any of the above rules.

I would appreciate if a moderator would take a second look at this ban and do whatever is necessary. Thank you for your time.

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This is not a suitable topic for the forums. I intend to put up a detailed post about names, because people claim to “not understand” why their name has been blocked and to persist in defending a name that is (usually very obviously) outside the naming standards of Guild Wars 2.

In the meantime, I’m locking this thread. You may discuss your personal situation with the Support Team, but do be aware that censored names are very, very seldom reinstated. I’d ask you to think carefully and not use the Support Team as a means to gripe about the rules, for your taking their time to deal with your debate means that others must wait longer for other, more-significant issues.

And if you do give your issue a second thought, and if you do decide to accept the decision that was made by the team concerning your name, I’m sure our players thank you for that consideration.