Sunday, October 10, 2010

the Alexurt/Kirby banning fiasco

ok so, anyone who knows me even a little bit around here, know that im no lover of EA's bullshit. i have flipped my lip over SEVERAL bans and tried my best to make some kinda difference in promoting change in the company (moot)

but something about this situation bothers me.  this is NOT the first time some decent simmer, minding their own buisness has gotten banned for pretty much no reason. NO its not. not even CLOSE. But you know what the response of most people was to our protests before? "shut up and stop whining, EA can do whatever they want"
so why all of a sudden NOW do these very same people cry and whine about THIS ban?
ill tell you why. Because Alexurt GIFTED people. People are SO horrified to see someone go who MIGHT have yet to give them something.  Its kinda self serving and pathetic. its sick.

Alexurt did NOT deserve this ban. but neither did the hundred of OTHER people who have been banned by those stupid ass EA gurus.. but no body gave a shit when it was REGULAR SIMMERS. (except when it was Aarin, but dont even get me started on THAT particular situation) stop crying over the golden goose.

it just nauseates me that people only care when they think it MIGHT effect THEM.

im not supporting this ban, far from it. im just not going to flip out when this is the same shit that happens time and time again. it wont be the last time, either

49 comments:

  1. Thanks Zeri. You've helped me figure out what's bothering me about the complete and utter over-reaction on the games forums.

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  2. LOL, The gravy train has come to a stop and that's what the majority of the whining is truely about.
    I'm tired of reading about it in the forums.
    "Oh poor kerby,Oh poor Alexurt" is what they are saying but what they really mean is

    "Oh poor me, no more gifts".

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  3. wow, never thought of it like that. I must admit, it makes sense. You are totally right.
    I'm one who supports the cause, but I will say I've never once been gifted by these two, so there's nothing in it for me. But I think you're right about a lot of the rest of people.

    What irks me about it, is the ignoring of the supposed "nobodies" on the forums who get banned. Another thing, I don't agree with EA's decision and I think it was wrong to ban Alex and Kerby, but I will not boycott the next EP because of it, as I've already waited forever for it to come out. I'm sorry, but I don't know these two from Adam and they've never gifted me. I'll support them in other ways, yes, but just not depriving myself of the EP.

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  4. I understand what you mean, Zeri. Alex never gifted me, and I know that you weren't exactly talking about me, or the others.

    I've been just as adamant about others getting banned, but even so, there was a difference. While getting banned for bagels and bananas was ridiculous, this banning happened basically for the fact that people were spending their own money for the sake of others. Alex has taken screens of her purchase history as well as pictures of her sim points cards (and there were TONS)

    I do understand what you are saying, it's like I recent post i made regarding stuff going on in the world (bullying and suicide). I think that the other bans were the tip of the iceberg, and that these bannings made others realize how bad of dicks the staff at the site are being. Like with my other post, I'll say that the entire problem needs to be attacked, not a branch. There have been too many preposterous bans, and you're right, it's not going to end soon.

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  5. yeah AE, thats exactly my point. ALL the bannings are ridiculous and wrong, not just this one. but this one seems to be the only one alot of people are paying attention to.
    going to that Google financial site they mentioned on TMN might be a good idea

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  6. Yeah, I posted over there. Hopefully the investors take notice of how pissed people here.

    I mean the bannings are not the only sore spot. The customer service, the bugs (the incest bug that went on for EIGHT MONTHS before EA finally fixed it? On a Teen rated game?) EA has more problems then just the bannings. It's how they treat their customers as well as their lack of fixing what needs to be fixed, like those anonymous posters posting porn on the forums.

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  7. So this is what was bothering me! I kept having nagging feeling about it. Your totally right. As Catz said "The gravy train has come to a stop."

    I feel bad for both the bans and not because of the gifting. Yes, Alexurt has gifted me and will forever be thankful for generousity, but they are going a little overboad with this. I really don't think she wants people getting themselves ban for her. I know I wouldn't. As Mare said the bad guys(trolls and gurus) are winning in some sense with every ban.

    AE, as you said on your blog I support your decision even though I so badly want tell you not to get banned! This is all slightly stressful and all the rumors of how they got banned are making me stay out of this kinda. I will be glad when it's over. This is why I stay mostly in the modeling section now.

    http://vidkid20ssimlair.blogspot.com/2010/05/email-write-letters-etc-if-your-fed-up.html
    I'm actually considering reposting this, but you know what happen to me when I did. Perma. I'm trying stay on the forum for Vanity. With all thats going on, comps are bit of escape from it all.

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  8. To add I'm in no way supporting those idiotic bans and it's insult that Jarsie can post while the innocent can't! No matter what the reason was, Alexurt and Kirby didn't deserve it!

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  9. What if Alexurt1 and co did deserve the ban? What if they had come across a link on the EA store that would give them 500 free sim points, every time they clicked download? What if they abused this and got caught by EA?

    Regardless of whether or not you believe this, I know the truth! I know for a fact that this is the reason they have been banned... banned for theft.

    They used this download to gain free sim points and then gift people store items and sets. They got greedy and then finally got caught.

    Seen as this is the case, I do believe that Alexurt1, Kirby414 and co, do indeed deserve to be banned.

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  10. Hey Zeri it's Angelllite...very well said

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  11. ......500 point link? this is the first i have ever heard of something like that...
    I am Katierose33 BTW and i was also banned.... My world was turned upside down by all this. I was banned and have no clue why. You say we deserved to be banned... I was hardly ever on the fourms I did some gifting when i could, mostly to friends. Alexurt gifted me many times. and i was greatful to her. I am still clueless as to the reason behind my ban. But what ever life gose onand so must I. I just want to put all this behind me and move on.

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  12. Well to make a point, Alexurt was around after the ban. Facebook, forums etc. No one noticed Alexurt's ban until Kerby evaporated from the gifting forums.

    Kerby pretty much fell into a hole and disappeared from the face of the earth. Some say he even deleted his Facebook Account. Suspicious much? Alexurt would not be hanging around if she indeed was stealing. I also saw her proof of purchases in this thread tonight: http://finance.google.com/group/google.finance.168725/browse_thread/thread/1afd44eeae655077?hl=en

    She has at least proved herself to an extent. Where's the almighty Kerby to defend himself? So stop speculating about ALL OF THEM.

    Alexurt has been around for a while (had a gifting thread open in June),and only recently was noticed because of the Louise/Kerby duo. (who I believe were a bit suspicious to come and gift that generously out of no where) unlike Alexurt who has been gifting on forums since February and in her gifting thread since June.

    The bottom line is, the Louise/Kerby duo began massive gifting which spawned the greediness on forums.

    You mention a free button of points? Seriously? Then I guess we must say that anyone who is gifting has that link. Pathetic.

    I agree with Zeri, this has gone way out of hand only because there is no Gifting-Lords anymore. Just stop talking about it and move on.

    BTW to update the ban list in the last 72 hours

    1) Alexurt
    2) Kerby
    3) Louise
    4) Jensonbuttongirl
    5) Katierose33
    6) Cooklez
    7) Strelitzia
    8) one more I cant remember.

    I have not even heard of half of them, and quite frankly I saw no mass gifting from them. I think this was just another EA mass ban to prove a point of sorts. "Even gifters can be banned" Who knows what they are smoking. Until we know anything, if we ever do, Just shut the f**k up about it already and MOVE ON!

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  13. i too feel very suspiciously about all these banned members who were banned for "no reason" or "for gifting to much" what BS!

    why would ea as money hungry as they are, ban their top spenders if they were not doing something against policy, against the rules and against the law?

    beating a dead horse.

    i have just been reading up on the mares nest and i fully agree with what has been written about the whole disaster.

    i am continuing to email ea about this as there is something seriously suspicious going on.

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  14. and blaming other people for creating the whole begging situation on the site coming from the person who insists she is the "original gifter" that is rich.

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  15. "I think this was just another EA mass ban to prove a point of sorts. Even gifters can be banned"

    Who are you trying to kid?

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  16. I will just point out one small detail you all seem to have neglected!
    This post you say you have read http://finance.google.com/group/google.finance.168725/browse_thread/thread/1afd44eeae655077?hl=en
    which shows pictures of Alexurt1's proof of purchase, have you asked yourself why she only posted pictures up until page 94, with the latest date being... 29 AUGUST 2010!
    Nothing more recent? Hiding something maybe?
    We are now in October!
    The fact you can say this "You mention a free button of points? Seriously? Then I guess we must say that anyone who is gifting has that link. Pathetic. " just makes me laugh! Not everyone is a thief, taking things that don't belong to them.

    I am not saying this was all Alexurt1 just that there was a download for 500 free sim points that EA clearly messed up on, and regardless to what we think of EA, the points weren't theres to take!

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  17. Good point's being made.

    I am emailing EA as I type, I want to know more about these links.

    People on the forum should be aware of them too.

    There are guilty parties here.

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  18. I think this whole thing is really dumb

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  19. Wow, why are you all so interested in their bans? Get lives you dumb fucks.

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  20. I'm not, I just don't like lying thieves ;)

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  21. i think these posts should be mentioned on the forums, see if anyone else is aware of these links!

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  22. HA! Now we are worried about the possible existence of a FREE Simpoint button.

    I guess all the sites with Decrapified/Hacked store content is very very legal.

    *chuckles away to bed*

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  23. not worried, just want to make people aware of them and that queen bee alexhurt is now all she is cracked up to be!

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  24. I also knew about the links but never used them... I was too afraid of getting cought. I have suspicions and I wish that those who did use those links confess so that we can all get over this fiasco...

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  25. Bit shitty aint it... bringing up issues that don't belong here e.g. "I guess all the sites with Decrapified/Hacked store content is very very legal."

    At the end of the day, alexhurt1 and her pathetic trail of followers have been found out, banned, and are now kicking off, just to see how much attention they can get!

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  26. i hope people on the site can be made aware of these links because i hate to see them fighting for someone who has broke the rules and stolen from ea.

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  27. "i hope people on the site can be made aware of "these links because i hate to see them fighting for someone who has broke the rules and stolen from ea."

    Didn't someone mention it was a FREE button. So how exactly is that stealing?

    To the one who brought this button up: Do you have a link to this button?

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  28. Free = you dont need to pay for them.... not oh this is free im not stealing it! How many of us have taken more than 1 free pen? More than 1 can be classed as stealing

    And do you really think EA would leave a link on their store where people can gain points (illegally) without paying. They are a business, of course they haven't! They have banned the thieves and are probably building a case against them now, because at the end of the day, the last time i checked, theft was a crime which got you prosecuted

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  29. those links were hidden urls on the store put there for promotional reasons such as the 500 free simpoint promotion. which were taken down when ea finally became aware of them.

    although i do have screen shots of them.

    if they were FREE then why where you banned alexhurt?

    if people do not confess about using them i will post them on the forums. people deserve the right to be told the truth and not to be treated like idiots.

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  30. well I for one am truly glad thats its not just me who saw these links!
    I do believe the comment above states what i was saying more clearly, so thank you to whom ever you are!

    We now have simmers out there to scared to use the forum and sim site, incase they too get banned! Way to go Alexurt and co, the spot light it on you, shine away!

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  31. OK feel free to delete this, but I figured I might as well throw my2cents in. I been gifted by almost all the banned, over gifted by some. But that is not why I was upset to seem them banned. They were the only ones I could count on to be there on a daily basis. whenever I got on, I was bound to catch one of them. The reason noone protested when the "no-bodies" were banned is because they were noone. Someone you saw one or two posts from once a week.Alex, kerby, and some of the others were there daily, just to say hi. Someone I could ask a question too. I didn't care for the gifts. In the last couple of months I spent more time chatting online and helping with contests then I did playing my game. And I enjoyed every minute of it. What upset me is that now, the people I have come to know, not in the "best friend since kindergarten way" (i'm not that demented) but in the "ooh hey I wonder what so and so is doing tonight" kinda way, are not there. there is really no point in me signing on anymore. before I started chatting in the store section I didnt post much. Half the time I tried to post I felt ignored. It seemed everytime I posted the thread eruptly ended. I was beginning to wonder If I had some sort of sim plague that killed the threads. But with Alex and the others, my posts were never passed up. Someone would always come by to offer advise or give a friendly bump so others might answer. after a year of being on the forums, I finally found a group I could connect with, And this banning put a end to that. I thought the forums were a place to connect with others that shared a common interest with yourself. I guess I was wrong.

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  32. ......thief..
    I am quite lost...here I what is alexurt was not the mastermind you all think her...I have seen her pictuers clearly she paid for sims point cards.....If someone buts that many cards then why use a dumb link to get points...But may I point out the the button said free...and how do we even know if such a thing is even real...would EA really be so dumb as to leave such a thing for people to find.....
    And where is this Kerby guy i have not seen him specking out about anything....maybe he has something to hide...

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  33. your right maybe he does! But maybe Alexurt does as well, the difference being she enjoys the attention!
    Who said anything about the 'button' saying free??? and how do we know it exists.... someone above has screen shots!
    Would Ea be dumb enough to leave something like that there.... well yeh its EA... as everyone keeps pointing out they are dumb!

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  34. at least alexurt has shown a significant amount of purchases. which in its self is proof that she has bought points. and spent real money. even if alexurt did use a free point button. are we all just being sour now because we didn't get a hold of the button also? Sheesh stop making this an issue and go play sims!

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  35. you may think she has shown a significant amount of purchases but as i said above.... so only shows to page 94.... which has the lastest date of 29th August! And as i said before we are now im October.... if Alexurt1 wants to prove us all wrong, show us some newer pages, from the past few weeks!
    As for being sour, I have no need too.... i bought the whole store a while ago, and purchase the new sets every month, with real sim points that i have bought myself, not stolen.

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  36. .....I really think everyone needs to take a chill pill and back off. really does anyone even really know this Alexurt...or Kerby...no they are just people that did gifting and were banned. Who cares why.people get banned for all kinds of reasons. we may never know the truth. and at this point does it even matter its a game EA is a huge company do people really think that all this will matter in six months. NO I dont think so. It will just be something that happend so the sooner people start letting it go the sonner it will be forgotten.

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  37. Anonymous said...
    i think these posts should be mentioned on the forums, see if anyone else is aware of these links!

    October 10, 2010 8:09 PM
    That post would be gone so fast no one would ever see it....it would go poof just like all the threads talking about thins EA does not want us to see......you know..POOF

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  38. Most of the anonymous messages reek of jealousy.

    Just thought you all should know.

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  39. not jealousy.

    we know of the links and would of used them if we thought it was not against the law.

    i for one feel bad that everyone if fighting to boycott ea games and such when the people who were banned used a link which gave them free simpoints, which they were caught for doing and banned.
    people ought to know that.

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  40. Atleast kirby has admitted there was a link and that he used it. He has my respect unlike others.
    Grow a pair would you.

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=157774017579300&id=100001430485268

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  41. I'm amazed these links existed! Now we all know that people are not as truthful as they make out to be!

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  42. .....Wht=y did i never know of this free sims points thing.....Well most like ly a good thing know but still... Its a tempting thought is it not. But one must wonder did Kerby ever buy points We know Alexurt did.....alot og them a few comments up it is talked about but I wonder about that other guy.....

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  43. I know that Kerby bought points long before the link was found. Alexhurt was not the only person to ever by points and to assume that is just idiocy.

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  44. In the boycott fb bring back Kerby and Alexi there WAS a post now gone though I took a screen shot of it, you tell me!!!! Dated Sept 4th and perhaps why Alexi never showed ANY records after Aug is because she was already up to 10,000.00 STOLEN Simpoints shortly after getting the link from who??? http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3368/69427102948789772206100.jpg I am convinced!

    Now I am finished people on the site forget that they even had friends before all this and now no one cares about anything. IMO Alexi is as guilty as Kerby, and THIS PROVES IT!!!! At least Kerby admitted it though late. He didn't ask for a fb page or anything in fact he wanted everyone to STOP and that was why I feel he came clean. Seems someone made sure THIS post was deleted from that group I am sure one of her friends deleted it.

    I am sick and tired of people saying we are jealous I never knew her never got a thing and now I am glad I never did! Alexi hurt a lot of people who believed in her then ran when she knew she would be found out! DISGUSTING!!!!

    And I am anonymous because these people will attack you even when the truth is staring them in the face!

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  45. It was my post mentioned above. And she got the link from Kerby. I deleted it myself, though, not one of Alex's friends. I deleted it out of respect for the person who sent it to me. But it's not hard to find now...

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  46. Well to make a point, Alexurt was around after the ban. Facebook, forums etc. No one noticed Alexurt's ban until Kerby evaporated from the gifting forums.

    Kerby pretty much fell into a hole and disappeared from the face of the earth. Some say he even deleted his Facebook Account. Suspicious much? Alexurt would not be hanging around if she indeed was stealing. I also saw her proof of purchases in this thread tonight: http://finance.google.com/group/google.finance.168725/browse_thread/thread/1afd44eeae655077?hl=en

    She has at least proved herself to an extent. Where's the almighty Kerby to defend himself? So stop speculating about ALL OF THEM.

    Alexurt has been around for a while (had a gifting thread open in June),and only recently was noticed because of the Louise/Kerby duo. (who I believe were a bit suspicious to come and gift that generously out of no where) unlike Alexurt who has been gifting on forums since February and in her gifting thread since June.

    The bottom line is, the Louise/Kerby duo began massive gifting which spawned the greediness on forums.

    You mention a free button of points? Seriously? Then I guess we must say that anyone who is gifting has that link. Pathetic.

    I agree with Zeri, this has gone way out of hand only because there is no Gifting-Lords anymore. Just stop talking about it and move on.

    BTW to update the ban list in the last 72 hours

    1) Alexurt
    2) Kerby
    3) Louise
    4) Jensonbuttongirl
    5) Katierose33
    6) Cooklez
    7) Strelitzia
    8) one more I cant remember.

    I have not even heard of half of them, and quite frankly I saw no mass gifting from them. I think this was just another EA mass ban to prove a point of sorts. "Even gifters can be banned" Who knows what they are smoking. Until we know anything, if we ever do, Just shut the f**k up about it already and MOVE ON!

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  47. So this is what was bothering me! I kept having nagging feeling about it. Your totally right. As Catz said "The gravy train has come to a stop."

    I feel bad for both the bans and not because of the gifting. Yes, Alexurt has gifted me and will forever be thankful for generousity, but they are going a little overboad with this. I really don't think she wants people getting themselves ban for her. I know I wouldn't. As Mare said the bad guys(trolls and gurus) are winning in some sense with every ban.

    AE, as you said on your blog I support your decision even though I so badly want tell you not to get banned! This is all slightly stressful and all the rumors of how they got banned are making me stay out of this kinda. I will be glad when it's over. This is why I stay mostly in the modeling section now.

    http://vidkid20ssimlair.blogspot.com/2010/05/email-write-letters-etc-if-your-fed-up.html
    I'm actually considering reposting this, but you know what happen to me when I did. Perma. I'm trying stay on the forum for Vanity. With all thats going on, comps are bit of escape from it all.

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  48. LOL, The gravy train has come to a stop and that's what the majority of the whining is truely about.
    I'm tired of reading about it in the forums.
    "Oh poor kerby,Oh poor Alexurt" is what they are saying but what they really mean is

    "Oh poor me, no more gifts".

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  49. Wow, why are you all so interested in their bans? Get lives you dumb fucks.

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