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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
Thanks Leo! I appreciate your time and effort in every question (especially this one). I agree that he needs to learn a lesson somehow, and perhaps this may be the only way.
I've tried contacting the the player support team but, I've had no response. I've read other places that calling by phone the player support team would be more advantageous.
Some sites are a bit more forgiving than others. For example, if you get suspended from Ebay it is very difficult to get your account reinstated. They ask you for proof of your calim and they do a lengthy investigation with no guarantees of reinstatement.
Be careful about creating a new account under a different name - they eventually will do audits and if they find that an active account is related to a suspended account- you will be suspended for good!
The boy should have made an effort to understand the games guidelines. The question "a/s/l" is not seen as appropriate for anyone underage online due to predation and safety. If you ask me, you are better off quitting the game. Also, i think you will have a very hard time proving your case to the admins.
Lesson learnt, the hard way. it's aweful, but occasionally necessary.
Think from the administrators perspective. Suspicious and innapropriate questions/statements come from a player, who they don't know their age, sex, location - the response is to block such a person regardless, for legal and moral protection.
This site should be congratulated. They apparently do a very responsible job. The kids that use those sites must live to learn by the rules - and the parents should not find excuses for them. Life goes on. There are other games.
Even if he can't get the ban lifted he should be able to get any monies spent refunded I should think.
Hey brother try out any mac address chanfer like s-mac2.0 or t-mac or any software like that. Dont feel bad, this happens Cheers to all
Let me see... you're a parent who is OK with your kid giving out ASL information on the 'net. So OK with it in fact, you're going to the ends of the earth to try and get "him" reinstated. If this is true, YOU should be banned... from parenting. There are a couple of lessons here 1)ASL is not something you give out to strangers online, in any situation...and.... 2)Your actions have consequences... suck it up and don't do it again.
Going to an online help site for advice to help your rogue son out either paints you as a meddling parent, or a complete fool, and I don't buy it.
But could it possibly be, sir, that "your son" is really YOU?
I agree with you Leo, and more so with whs' response. Too many parents are not strict enough with their children, and they expect others to be the same way. The best lesson for him is letting it sink in that life sometimes doesn't give second chances.
You may have missed a very good 'teaching moment' with your child by trying to circumvent the rules instead of teaching him that you HAVE to read--and obey--rules! I agree with Leo in that contacting the company and being honest is probably your best option. You didn't say how young your son is, but if he is fairly young, they may be more willing to reinstate his membership--especially after you tell them that other members had asked your son that same question! (I would also ask them very nicely if those who asked your son the same question were also banned)! Whatever happens though, I would agree that you should be entitled to get your money back.
There are other reasons your son (and you) should read rules, terms and EULAs (End User License Agreements).....SO many people install malware in their computers and/or give up their privacy by not reading the terms and learning what they're agreeing to before joining a site or downloading a site's software. 'Incredimail' and 'Smiley Central' are 2 good examples....If the people who use these programs had taken a few minutes to read the terms, they'd have run like heck before they got to the third paragraph!
I was blocked from Digg once, never knew why. I sent an E to them asking for some insight on what happened and they re-instated me, still didn't know what caused the problem.
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