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We could also just stop giving away games and/or trading?
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blotunga: I don't think we should borrow all the bad ideas, but there might be also some good ideas which are applied to other services.
Banning your access to legally purchased products by your own money for not saying good things on forum is the least good idea they could think of. And that's what you're proposing that it should be applied here.
Post edited July 30, 2013 by Mivas
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Mivas: Banning your access to legally purchased products by your own money for not saying good things on forum is the least good idea they could think of. And that's what you're proposing that it should be applied here.
Not for not saying good things. But severe cases of abuse might lead to consequences. I admit, that products which were bought probably cannot be taken away though. But still they can be banned from using the forums (as i said, in very severe cases).
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blotunga: ...
Yeah, for forum whatever. It's nice additional layer of this website but not crucial as game library and GOG-customer interaction in general.
However I doubt it would have any impact. Trolls would simply register another account again and GOG would spend more manhours on developing easily abused system. Let's not forget that GOG claims they don't track IP. From a customer's perspective, it's a good feature I wouldn't like to see going away.

Any discussion about system vulnerabities and possible improvements is good; I just raised my worries when I read that rather invasive suggestion.
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Mivas: Banning your access to legally purchased products by your own money for not saying good things on forum is the least good idea they could think of. And that's what you're proposing that it should be applied here.
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blotunga: Not for not saying good things. But severe cases of abuse might lead to consequences. I admit, that products which were bought probably cannot be taken away though. But still they can be banned from using the forums (as i said, in very severe cases).
I think the point you are missing is that game trading / giving away, is actually, legally, very rocky for GOG. The giving away isn't so bad (I don't think) as it's not resale. However trading is probably going against certain licence agreements that GOG have signed, and that we have signed. I was amazed that there were bluetext posts in this thread, I think it was just because things were getting silly. However the more formal that GOG make rules on this, the more they become complicit in the practice. I very much doubt they want that.

In short: GOG cannot intervene at such a level, we're on our own.
Post edited July 30, 2013 by wpegg
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Mivas: ...
That's why we're talking here. We're throwing in ideas, analyze them, throw the bad ones away etc. I'm not saying that my idea is better then other ideas. It was just a thought. And of course I realize that I haven't thought of all the implications...
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wpegg: In short: GOG cannot intervene at such a level, we're on our own.
Then of course we have to rely on what we know/find out about each-other. And in time trusting in some of us.
Post edited July 30, 2013 by blotunga
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blotunga: Then of course we have to rely on what we know/find out about each-other. And in time trusting in some of us.
I have tried to help in the past (see earlier post), but people have decided it's too much trouble.