Mi7ch - for nearly a year now, there have been more and more problems with world chat and what is acceptable and what is not. KANO support has tried to be helpful, but at the end of the day, there is a recurring issue. There is no real understanding by many of us as to what is acceptable to say in world chat and what is not. Recently - I was banned for calling my favorite person in KANO Viking clan a "crack hoe". This is an inside joke between myself and this young lady- so much so that even her own husband calls her a "crack hoe". If there is any consolation - it's that KANO also banned her from world chat after she agreed that she is a "crack hoe". Note there is no foul or abusive language. It is a well known joke that this young lady and I tease each other. Banning a person for calling themselves teasingly a "crack hoe" borders on the surreal. While KANO Support has reinstated me and my friend (Annick and Melanie are always very easy to work with and quite accomodating) the fact remains that KANO really needs to have a better set of rules for acceptable and unacceptable behavior. If we are getting to a point where 2 friends can no longer tease each other without fear of being banned (again no foul or abusive language was used by either of us)- then this will really take away from the KANO experience. I have discussed this issue with Melanie and Annick, and both of these lovely ladies agree that something needs to be done (FYI no one thinks higher of Dearest Melanie or Dearest Annick than yours truly) - the fact remains that KANO has not addressed this issue - even though many have complained about this. Another well known gamer in Pirate Clan was banned from world chat for saying that he felt as though being in a certain armada "had the feel of being inside a concentration camp". Now everyone should agree that there is a tremendous difference between a lousy armada/guild/syndicate leader and being in Auschwitz - but this should not be dealt with by banning a player. Banning from world chat should be only for the following: 1) Threats of real life bodily harm 2) Foul or abusive language - such as cursing 3) Real racial or ethnic or gender slurs - Being a Washington Redskins or Atlanta Braves fan does not count for an ethnic slur - but using the N word should Please take this up with KANO management. Our Dearest Melanie and Dearest Annick have better things to do than to constantly deal with players wanting to be reinstated for having done nothing other than joke with friends or make unfortunate comparisons.