Thanks for this very insightful opening of the thread. Let me try to give a little bit more of background to this as the banned person was an Emerald Lodge member. Well - technically not at the time - but we get to that.
Lets start with the good parts.
The player was extremly enthusiastic about the game - online hours at a time, trying out stuff, gathering for his settlement, fighting escalations, helping new players and recruiting at least one new member for us.
He could often give insightful comments and even was defensive up to the degree of a fanboi of PFP at times.
Unfortunately this was coupled with a lack of tolerance for other opinions and the feeling that opposing views often were personal attacks - which led to verbal feuds and quickly spiralled downwards towards unacceptable language.
To some degree the player was what you want for your company / settlement - someone knowledebale, enthusiastic, reliable and online nearly 24/7.
To some degree the player was the worst you can imagine for your company / settlement - someone who starts feuds on the boards that can fester and drag your whole settlement into a war.
I did spend quite some time of diplomatic clean up during the first days of his game when he blundered in and seemed to antagonize nearly every important faction in this game.
He was aware of that and offered his resignation. I felt I would do a better job for this game if we can make him into an asset instead of driving him off. For a while it seemed to work. Interactions on the board where less toxic and I even spotted a few favourites for some of his posts.
Yes - there were still one or two players he just wouldn't get on with - but it seemed I didn't have to patch up anymore and that it was slowly getting into calmer waters.
36 hours ago he resigned from the Emerald Lodge. It seems he didn't survive 24 hours before being banned.
What can be learned from this sorry episode?
1) There is a lot of communication in this game. Communication is two...
Always a shame that Mr Thod. If I hazard a guess who is was would i be right?