And of course, if there is a suspected OOC problem, PUBLIC HUMILIATION is NOT the way to go. But of course so many idiots decide to do that, without properly investigating or getting their facts straight.
People, if you don't take a stronger stance against fake OOC lies designed to hurt someone, I GUARANTEE it will happen to you. It's a political simulator and some complete psychos will one day, NOT see it as just a game, and see it as RL, and lol they'd totally cross the boundary.
But we as a playerbase, must set boundaries. There is an UNCROSSABLE LINE (the line of smearing someone), but people overlook too easily when someone crosses it. They focus on whether the smear is true or not on the victim and let the victim go free if it's found to be untrue. But rarely is the rumor-starter ever punished.
(Sorry I'm ranting)