on 12 October 2007
Owning a PS3 gets you half way to a ban, asking a polite question about the wii gets you the rest of the ban.
Owning a wii and not trolling/bashing Sony gets you banned.
Owning a wii and bashing the PS3 and Sony gets you modship.
Personally I think nothing short of posting offensive material or spamming should warrant a ban, but it's a bit of a stretch to say that people are getting banned for asking polite questions about the Wii.
All of the "polite questions" I've seen PS3 fans ask about the Wii have been crafted to imply something derogatory about the Wii (e.g. it's just for casual gamers, it's a fad, etc.). This naturally results in Wii fans coming to defend the Wii and usually attacking the person who asked the question. The person who asked the question then tries to act as though they're perfectly innocent and didn't contrive their question to draw flames. While I don't think posting flamebait should be a bannable offense, I have a hard time believing that these people aren't trying to start a flamewar given how precisely these questions are crafted for the task of starting a flamewar.
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