We have had a player stripped of their silver medal in the last Olympics matches. Investigation has proven to our satisfaction that this player has conspired with others to create multiple accounts. In at least some of the cases, the co-conspirators were taken in by this player’s "story" of a temporary inability to access Eliters through his regular ID, or variations thereof.
The cheater "borrowed" another member's account and then changed the password to keep the original member from accessing it. This person has thrived by misappropriating the accounts of other Eliters, sometimes with their cooperation and sometimes by fooling them into giving him access.
Additionally, we have proof that in the recent Olympics Spades matches this person was less than honest.
Therefore, the Bronze Medallist of the recent Olympics has been raised to Silver, and the 4th place finisher now has the Bronze Medal.
We wish all players to be aware that cheating, in any form, will not be tolerated. Allowing other members to use IDs you have created is not acceptable and will result in losing your membership. Assisting members and enable their cheating will not be tolerated. Upon any substantiated proof of these actions, we will immediately ban the members involved without warning.
At the same time, please all of you be aware that we do not ban players based on rumors and "common knowledge". We require proof to take these actions. If we were to take action too hastily, it would not speak well to OUR integrity, and that we hold in high regard.
Remember: neither TDs nor HAs have the power to "ban" a player they "suspect" to be cheating or using multiple ID's. On the contrary, they have rules and policies to which they must adhere. All such suspicions should be reported to me, as VP Member Relations, and I will follow our established procedures.
There is no need to respond to this, it is for information purposes only. I will be traveling for the next few days and will be unable to respond. If you have any concerns or questions at all, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
So, Enjoy the games, ignore the rumors, try to think the best of everyone, have FUN out there!!!