Recently, some members have been playing around the FM rules while not clearly breaking them. They were playing against their win conditions in a way that is hard to see as unintentional, especially when repeated several times in several games, while they sometimes kept interest in their games. That created a grey area, but still heavily hurt the quality of games. In order to put a stop to this, the FM Greylist is now being established. Serial rule circumventers who have hurt the quality of games on a long-term basis by intentionally playing suboptimally and who have showed no intent to improve their play and behavior will be put on this list.
The players on the Greylist are banned from signing for games publicly and have to PM the game Host for authorization to play. Hosts may decline these signs for any reason, including none. Greylisted members are systematically banned from Ladder games, and may not
sign or PM a request to the Host of the game to be signed in. Lenght of the presence on this list is to be determined by FM Staff, judging by the severity and the repeated character of the behavior, as well as the behavior in games the players were allowed to play while being on the Greylist, if applicable.
Failure to abide to the signup rule of the Greylist will result in harsher punishments.
As a clarification, we're not trying to cause drama: we're trying to improve games without straight up banning people. And remember that the most important thing in games is to have fun!
for an indefinite period for griefing