Here's a protip: never embarrass CCP too badly. Programmer Vikings are tough, hardy souls used to hardship, and used to being treated badly. Beat them, curse them, set them on fire if you must... but do not embarrass them, for this they cannot abide and cannot forgive.
We know this because almost five years ago now, an EVE player known as Kugutsumen badly embarrassed CCP by revealing the real name of an EVE Online developer known as t20. In the process, he also revealed that t20 had undermined the Tech2 BPO auctions that existed at that time to provide the alliance that he was a member of with ten of them. The fallout from that incident is still ringing through the game five years later, with broad results from the creation of the CSM to the fact that CCP devs who play EVE almost invariably keep their RL jobs a secret.
And there's another bit of fallout that can be detected to this day: the EVE-O forums will censor any attempt to even use the word kugutsumen, in any context. That includes linking to the website kugutsumen.com, created as a clearinghouse for EVE news, discussion, and meta-gaming. If you include the word kugutsumen in a post, it's replaced by asterisks, as if the word itself were profane.
When the new EVE-O forums were brought on-line, players were quick to test if this restriction was in place, and sure enough, it was.
Now, I'm not much of a kugu poster myself. I think I've posted there twice. The community there is as tightly sealed (and as dangerous) as a wind tunnel, and has a bias in a particular direction that's extremely easy to spot. Still, it's a valuable website for the EVE community and I lurk there pretty extensively. Often, if I'm in the midst of a blog post, I'll visit kugu to get insights and information for the post that would otherwise be unavailable to me.
For CCP to treat its very existence as profane is silly.
One of the admins of kugu, Xutech, posted a plea about a week ago on the Assembly Hall (as a formal proposal) for CCP to stop this practice. As you can imagine, it got a fair bit of traction, both from true kugu supporters and from those trying to stir up a little bit of e-drama. Still, the likelihood of it going anywhere was pretty much zero. CSM alt Two step said that he had asked when the new EVE-O forums were put on-line why the restriction was still in place and was told that "CCP was afraid that kugu.com would be hosting some sort of browser exploits to hack into people's computers."
Two step said he'd ask someone from CCP to respond directly.
I'm afraid I had a bit of a laugh about this. There was no way anyone from CCP was going to directly address this. Why should they? It's a lose-lose situation for anyone that does. Who in their right mind at CCP would directly inject themselves into this discus-- oh. All right, then.
The thread isn't locked yet, but look for that to happen in the next 24 hours or so, if it takes that long. CCP isn't going to budge on this one, even if kugu (by its advertising standards) weren't daily giving them an excuse.
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't include this little bit of fun:
K is for Kneejerk reactionsCCP: free kugu!
U is for Uncensored (requires mod approval)
G is for Greenbars
U is for Useless attempts at whitewash
T is for Techno viking
S is for Small-minded feuds
U is for U mad bro will get you infracted
M is for Mulla
E is for Exponentially more Entertaining than Eve-o
N is for Never stop posting