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All,

A few weeks ago I quietly re-enabled the ability to allow players to spray logos that everyone can see in our servers for the first time in several years. I was hopeful (and admittedly naive) that our players would read and follow the rules prohibiting Porn or other disgusting sprays in our servers. It didn't take long to see, even years later, some people still refuse to read and follow our basic server rules and are again spraying things they shouldn't be.

Our staff does its best not to micro-manage our servers, almost to a fault. But we have our limits and we DO NOT allow behavior that is offensive to our players, especially children who play with us. This includes offensive sprays, excessive foul language, refusal to follow our most basic rules of decency and being a troll to other people who come to our servers to have fun and enjoy and the game for what it is without dealing with idiots.   

For years we have disabled voice chat and sprays, and we filter out as much offensive chat as possible. We had hoped that sprays could be enabled again but we found out very quickly this can't happen because of a small number of people who continue to abuse the opportunity. As a result, I will be once again disabling sprays in our servers later today while applying another update Valve has released for TF2 today. After this happens, players will see their own spray but no one else's.

I'm sorry we couldn't return this setting to normal, but we feel it's a small price to pay for the overall better environment it will afford our players.

As always, thanks for playing with BOOM! Gaming Community.

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Re: Sprays to Disabled in all BOOM! Game Servers Today - 6/4/15
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 10:22:28 AM »

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Worth it! So many people thought it was okay to post pornographic sprays even though it (and swearing) are forbidden. Go figure.

Re: Sprays to Disabled in all BOOM! Game Servers Today - 6/4/15
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Sprays are enabled again for now. More on this later.

Keep an eye out for dickheads and ban the porn sprayers PERMANENTLY.

Kids play in our servers, so heed this advice. If you won't show mom your spray, don't show it in our servers either. Doing this will result in the above action. It may take a day to catch you, but we WILL catch you and we ALWAYS WIN! Everything people do and say in our servers is recorded and saved. So have fun but don't be stupid.

Respect yourself and respect others. Its a simple concept and so many fail at it now-a-days.

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"A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood" - General George Patton
"A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week" - General George Patton
"No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making other poor bastards die for theirs" - General George Patton
"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm" - George Orwell
"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses." - The Blues Brothers
"AFK for just fifteen guys!" - Mav