Dabigredboat perpetrated a pretty epic troll today, making EVE News 24 and others believe he had been banned from EVE Online for supposedly ordering CFC fleet members to take actions during this week's DY- fight that caused the affected node to crash.
Here's the tweet of his announcement, and here's the text of what he put into Pastebin to prove it. It fairly instantly jumped to the #2 or #3 thing being talked about on EVE's Reddit sub-channel:
email@example.comThe fun bit? If DBRB wasn't banned today, he should be soon. Section 8 of the EVE Online Terms of Service makes it quite clear that you may not impersonate a CCP employee. I would be quite surprised if this does not qualify.
It is my sad duty to inform you that your accounts have been banned from our server for attempting to cause a server node to become unstable by use of exploit mechanics.
This is a breach of our EULA.
See section 6. A. of our EULA, Specifically Restricted Conduct:
"Your continued access to the System and license to play the Game is subject to proper conduct. Without limiting CCP's rights to control the Game environment, and the conduct of the players within that environment, CCP prohibits the following practices that CCP has determined detract from the overall user experience of the users playing the Game."
(1) "You may not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the System."
See also our Suspension and Ban policy, section 1: Exploits
"An immediate permanent ban of an account may result if:
D. A player has engaged in activity that intentionally causes others to lose connection, suffer latency issues (lag) or to crash to desktop (CTD).
Senior GM Nova
EVE Online Customer Support
That said, it might be a short ban.