Treyarch Takes Action Against “Offensive Emblems”

Yesterday, a post went up on the official Black Ops forums from JD himself about a new “Black Ops Security and Enforcement Policy”, detailing, among other things, the new stance on the issue of offensive emblems the community has come up with. This comes shortly after Microsoft announced that they were going to be cracking down on offensive emblems.

What does Treyarch consider offensive? The post states that “Offensive Emblem Makers” with the subheading: “Users who create emblems that are sexually gratuitous or racially offensive”. Punishments are on 2 levels, a “Minor Offense”, where punishment is a 2 week ban from the emblem editor, your emblem reset to default, and all you emblem purchases are wiped, and “Major Offense”, which will net you a perma-ban from the emblem editor.

I’m not easily offended, and I have not yet found any emblems I have come across offensive. Sure they are rude and crude, but It’s not a big deal to me. Lets face it, though; some of these “Creations” are..well, lets say, nasty. Personally, it’s not that big of a deal to me, but of course I’m not the only one playing this game. Now that I think about it, I am getting sick and tired of seeing….well, I wont go into detail, but I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about.

The post also discusses punishments for Modders, Boosters, and Glitchers.


Written by: Baba0Booey - News Contributor

  1. #1 by Oly on November 27th, 2010 [ 132605 Points ]

    Offensive… OMG I better remove the one I made that looks exactly like Jay.

  2. #2 by Baba0Booey on November 27th, 2010 [ 5938 Points ]

    hahahaha oly, that will get you banned from the game, better do it quick before you are reported buddy!!

  3. #3 by Luke on November 27th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    I read a twitter post that someone had a Nazi Emblem. Oh and while your at it JD how about you stop sucking as the community manager. How about Treyarch getting a punishment for making a half ass PS3 game?

  4. #4 by Skott on November 27th, 2010 [ 1380 Points ]

    I’ve seen one with white hooded figures, obviously mimicking the KKK and it also had little black crosses in the background. That’s the worst one I’ve come across, and I wish I could have reported them.

  5. #5 by SL33PY on November 27th, 2010

    there can never bee too many boobies

  6. #6 by Ace on November 27th, 2010 [ 23465 Points ]

    @Luke I agree 110%, stop worrying about emblems and fix the game…

  7. #7 by Luke on November 27th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    @Ace don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that inappropriate emblems should be allowed but really did they not think that people would take that kind of feature over the top? Oh look guys you can make emblems in Black Ops and it’s going to be so cool, we know you won’t make Swastika’s or anything else that is unacceptable.

    Maybe that’s the problem all their thinking went into this bullshit feature and not into the PS3 copy.

  8. #8 by Eddie on November 27th, 2010 [ 44602 Points ]

    how about they take action on the piss poor servers and the fact it takes me 5 tries to play one game completely through without connection issues.

  9. #9 by derrickgott007 on November 27th, 2010 [ 871 Points ]

    I for one am glad that they are censoring the emblems. I don’t care to see cartoon penis’s and vagina’s each time I pick up an enemies gun. Plus they gave PERMA BANS to the people that hacked their profile data to get colored clan tags before they even prestieged, which I think is great because if they’ll hack that, what else will they hack?

  10. #10 by derrickgott007 on November 27th, 2010 [ 871 Points ]


    The people responsible for the net code are a different group of people than those responsible for the content. I’ve heard there are patches in the works for the net code so hopefully soon we’ll get better consistency with the match making.

  11. #11 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on November 27th, 2010 [ 2160 Points ]

    I saw loads of stupid offensive embles like the s thingy cant speel it the NAZI SYMBOL and it looked like the guy took time to make it, my friend made a anti gay emblem and also a pp with white stuff coming out of it i was like that is discusting

  12. #12 by LOKO117 on November 27th, 2010 [ 2940 Points ]

    I’ve seen plenty of swastika’s and penis’s. I always laugh but immediately report them. It isn’t a big deal to me but there are a lot of people that are easily offended so it’s a necessary stance to take.

    @derrickgott007 The colored clan tags wasn’t a hack at all, it was a simple glitch in the match making menu’s. I, as well as a lot of people I play with, used it and none were punished. Treyarch simply fixed the menu.

  13. #13 by SicSemperTyranis on November 27th, 2010 [ 6405 Points ]

    What made them think that this wasn’t going to happen? There are a lot of douches out there.
    As for the fact that the game is a half ass port to the PS3, did anyone expect anything else? Microsoft threw tons of money at them for first dibs on the DLC and plus the game probably sold twice as many on the 360. Activision know which side of the bread is buttered.

  14. #14 by Oly on November 27th, 2010 [ 132605 Points ]

    My sons current emblem… they copied another guys tho I think

  15. #15 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on November 27th, 2010 [ 2160 Points ]

    My cuz did the same and his friends and mine like a crapload of them made superhero ones. they go by justice leage on the game theya re all crazy this is y i wanted the game so i could make myself a xman or something just DC maybe idk . My xgirl made herself a wonderwomen 1 dude like i have to say the emblem making in this game is th only good thing honestly. just wish u could justomize your other thingy but it comes standard.

  16. #16 by Baba0Booey on November 28th, 2010 [ 5938 Points ]

    That is way cool!!

  17. #17 by Frank on November 28th, 2010

    Treyarch, why don’t you take action of how awful and unplayable black ops is. You guys only made so much money because MW2 was so great. This game truly is a pile of crap I feel like I’m playing gamecube.

  18. #18 by Oly on November 30th, 2010 [ 132605 Points ]


    Treyarch, why don’t you take action of how awful and unplayable black ops is. You guys only made so much money because MW2 was so great. This game truly is a pile of crap I feel like I’m playing gamecube.  


    LOL it’s not that bad.. go play your gamecube some.. you’ll see

  19. #19 by Andrew Fahner on April 7th, 2011

    Treyarchs insistence on banning paying customers from fully using their account is stupid. This game has a MATURE rating on it, 18+ ladyboys. It’s not Treyarchs responsibility to babysit the online community, keeping the game running smoothly should be their main concern, but I guess they already have my money, so allow me to bend over and grab my ankles for all ya uptight ninnies out there.

    offensive emblem my asshole.
    Grow up, and stop buying your children MATURE rated games.

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