news\ Jan 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm

BioWare bans underage player over Internet meme


Internet memes, better known to some as inside jokes, have been abundant lately. If you're below the age of 40 and own a computer with Internet access, there's probably a great chance you've seen these memes, especially The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's "took an arrow to the knee" meme. They're witty at first, but usually turn south quick, as this recent news story proves. 

A user on BioWare's â€‹Star Wars: The Old Republic forums posted "I'm 12 and what is this?" which is a notoriously known meme that originated in 2009, and is used in response to explicit or provocative images. Ironically, the user's post was seen by BioWare's forum team, and the user was quickly banned for violation of The Old Republic's terms of service, which states all users must be above the age of 13. 

We only have two responses to this: 1) Why didn't the user respond to this violation message with "I'm 12 and what is this?" 2) At least BioWare was polite in saying "All the Best." 

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