[u]Too Long, Will Not Read[/u]: The Code of Conduct is being revised and made more discoverable. Be excellent to each other, or be struck by the Banhammer you will.
Very soon (perhaps even today), we launch an update for the Bungie.net forum. Our work will interrupt regular service for a moment or two (or an hour, if we need it).
Once the deed is done, our virtual landscape will appear very much the same - at a glance. Just beneath the surface, however, something terrible will be lurking with renewed strength. The Ninjas shall rise again and ascend to their former glory.
For over a thousand generations of Internet debate, the Ninjas were the guardians of peace and justice on the old forum. Their Banhammer will swing again.
You’ll still be able to [b]Mute[/b] users that you would rather not hear from again and [b]Report[/b] specific content that has no business being seen by the public. In both cases, the offending people and posts will vanish from your world view of the forum. If the Ninja has yet to notice those issues on their own, your input will activate them to judgment.
When content is deemed inappropriate by the Ninja, it will disappear completely, along with the person who created it. In the event that a user is banned (or warned) for poor conduct, they will know what they did to incur the wrath (or the mercy) of the Ninja. The identity of the Ninja will not be known, for the coming and going of the Ninja is not a thing that can be detected by mere mortals.
The revised terms of the Bungie.net Code of Conduct will be hard to miss. You’ll find it linked to the forum index. It will reinforce our time-honored values for respect and civility. We’ve always envisioned an ideal for Bungie.net as a place where you can be yourself, so long as you afford your neighbors the same courtesy. With these new changes, we’re taking a more aggressive posture in pursuing those ideals.
[quote]2.Disrespect based on race, creed...[/quote]
So while religious discussions are still permitted, insulting one's religion or political beliefs is against the rules again? It's a step in the right direction, thanks for finally doing this much.