Is dispelling World Buffs now bannable?

#1 - July 17, 2020, 7:18 a.m.
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After this has come to light, is dispelling world buffs now a bannable offense?

For reference:

A priest on Bigglesworth was banned for 6 months on 4 accounts all from the same IP for dispelling a streamer (griefing).

The streamer was streaming, complaining about getting dispelled - saying that he was specifically targeted. A GM in his chat asked for the info and banned the priest about 5 minutes later.

Is this something that is bannable?

Edit: It appears the streamer ASKED the GM for the ban, then gifted the GM a sub for it.
Edit2: For those asking for timestamps: 3:19:30 for the dispell, 3:20:30 for the streamer asking for a ban
Edit3: The Priest has now been unbanned.

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#373 - July 17, 2020, 8:37 p.m.
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We take reports like this very seriously.

Early this morning, we opened an internal investigation into the matter. While investigating, we overturned the suspension and reached out to the suspended player.

To everyone who brought it to our attention: thank you very much!