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Steam Name: [IG] AquaRicky

Steam ID: STEAM_0:1:183331267

Steam Profile link: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198326928263/

In Game Details

In Game Name: Aqua

In Game Rank: Warrant Officer I

In Game Regiment: Storm Troopers

 

Ban Details

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How long was the ban for: Indefinite 

Which staff member banned you: Zaspan

What date did the ban occur:  10/11/2019 @ 16:01:29

What was the reason for the ban: image.png.924527d83c8d09fdc93c588c1d8afeec.png

Explain the situation in detail which led to you being banned: Some IG Player I decided to watch the KSI vs Logan Paul Fight on Twitch, The Streamer decided to stream pornographic content on Twitch after the event which is obviously against Twitch TOS and Server Rules to link people to Pornographic content. I understood the consequence of this and proceeded to post the Statement above in (OOC) chat to which if people reply I would send them a troll link to a different site. The Staff member saw this as a threat to Server rules and took it upon himself to bring me into a sit to explain the situation poorly by copying and pasting what I said in (OOC) and not explaining my fate of my actions or how I could prevent it of happening. I asked what are we doing now and the Staff member replied with "we are Deciding" and not even 10 seconds later I was Banned from the server with the ban Length of Never by the User name of Emperor Palpatine or "Zaspan"

Why do you believe you deserve to be unbanned / given a second chance: I do not believe I should i get unbanned but i would the Ban Length to be Shortened to 2 Weeks as the word "Intention" Doesn't mean it happened nor it was going to happen. I would also like to state that the Staff member did not know the full story of the situation and should really investigate first before leading into a Perm Ban as it was a non serious act by me. I believe I should receive a second chance as I have only 2 Warns and 1 Ban to my name now.


1 - [WARN] Regimental Disrespect by Thrawn or Cody (Over a year Ago)

2 - [WARN] Quest Exploitation by Kumo (When Quests first came out I decided to exploit the Firing range quest by glitching into firing range to get 100% accuracy)

3 - [BAN] Intention for Sharing Pornographic Content by Zaspan ( 10/11/2019 <--- Recent one

 

Please take this Appeal into consideration and reduce my Ban please.

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-1

  • Sharing porn or offering porn to Minors is illegal which most of the server is
  • Constant issues with you on the server. from my interactions with you Ingame
  • Change ban to 1 month since you sound sincere
  • Only first ban

Apologies @AquaRicky @Sully

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Just now, Delta said:

-1

  • Sharing porn or offering porn to Minors is illegal which most of the server is
  • 4th ban, no intent to ever stay Rp friendly
  • Constant issues with you on the server. 
  • Change ban to 2 months since you sound sincere

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Delta said:

-1

  • Sharing porn or offering porn to Minors is illegal which most of the server is
  • 4th ban, no intent to ever stay Rp friendly
  • Constant issues with you on the server. 
  • Change ban to 2 months since you sound sincere

 

Can you please state on how it's my 4th ban
I've never been banned on any Gmod server, This is my first ban i've ever had

"Constant Issues" I haven't played in 2 months and i've only returned yesterday

"Sharing/offering porn" I joked about sharing it, but i was not intending to share it anyways also I didn't actually say "Porn"
Can you also show me how porn is illegal for minors, as i am a Minor myself

But thank you for considering to change it to a 2 month ban rather than a perm.

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What you did was a very big lapse of judgement, you where obviously trying to have a laugh about something on the server with the community not thinking of the effects of your actions and how it would be perceived by the staff team on the server. I appreciate how you have owned up to your mistakes and can see where you went wrong. It was very immature and even as you do say you had no intent of showing anyone the twitch stream of the pornography, we don't know this to be 100% true and you could of had the intention of sharing porn on the server.

I agree you should be given a lesser punishment personally I remember another user actually Sending a gif of pornography to another user and his punishment after being reported was only a 1 week ban

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So I believe it should be lessened to a week ban for the mistakes you have made.

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19 hours ago, AquaRicky said:

"Sharing/offering porn" I joked about sharing it, but i was not intending to share it anyways also I didn't actually say "Porn"
Can you also show me how porn is illegal for minors, as i am a Minor myself

http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/qld/consol_act/cofa1991220/s38.html 

That's just a QLD act but they are worded differently in other states but all means the same.

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Regardless whether this was a joke or not, it's a pretty simple concept: Do the act, face the consequences. I personally agree with @Wingza's statement, the ban duration was definitely a bit over the top and should be reduced. However, Delta does make quite a good argument. I've never had a bad interaction with you nor heard people talking about your behaviour, but I suggest you use this time wisely to reflect on your actions regardless if you thought it was a minor joke that wouldn't face consequences. Everyone makes mistakes, just make sure it doesn't happen again.

All the best with your appeal.

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17 hours ago, Wingza said:

What you did was a very big lapse of judgement, you where obviously trying to have a laugh about something on the server with the community not thinking of the effects of your actions and how it would be perceived by the staff team on the server. I appreciate how you have owned up to your mistakes and can see where you went wrong. It was very immature and even as you do say you had no intent of showing anyone the twitch stream of the pornography, we don't know this to be 100% true and you could of had the intention of sharing porn on the server.

I'm inclined to agree with Wingza in this regard.

 

20 hours ago, AquaRicky said:

The Staff member saw this as a threat to Server rules and took it upon himself to bring me into a sit to explain the situation poorly by copying and pasting what I said in (OOC)

As for the situation, I had explained that what you had said wasn't necessary in Out of Character chat let alone the server in general.

 

20 hours ago, AquaRicky said:

and not explaining my fate of my actions or how I could prevent it of happening.

In truth, I myself had no idea what your punishment was going to be, as for preventing it, I believe you have now learned to be careful about what you say on the server and that even if you were joking about it, doesn't necessarily mean that its a good thing to do.

 

20 hours ago, AquaRicky said:

I asked what are we doing now and the Staff member replied with "we are Deciding" and not even 10 seconds later I was Banned

Indeed you did say something along this, however my response was "It is being discussed". But I said this not knowing what would actually be done because I only reported the matter.

 

20 hours ago, AquaRicky said:

I would also like to state that the Staff member did not know the full story of the situation and should really investigate first before leading into a Perm Ban as it was a non serious act by me.

From what you explained to me during the sit is that you had no intention to give them a link to the stream, but another link instead. Regardless of what your true intentions were, actually going to send them a link to that stream you mentioned in your appeal or sending them to a completely different website, I feel as though it wasn't the appropriate thing to say on the server at all. 

(I didn't watch it so I assume it was a boxing match or some fight between two popular Youtubers?)

 

21 hours ago, AquaRicky said:

Some IG Player I decided to watch the KSI vs Logan Paul Fight on Twitch, The Streamer decided to stream pornographic content on Twitch after the event which is obviously against Twitch TOS and Server Rules to link people to Pornographic content.

Granted it could have been looked into, but from what your appeal states and what you had told me during the sit is that the only missing details was that the Twitch live stream had become something less child friendly.
 

 

Overall, I'm unsure how many previous bans you've had but my opinion is subject to change upon more clarity regarding previous bans.

Neutral leaning towards a +1 for ban length reduction.

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Hi Aqua,

 

I believe you should not be unbanned due to you still violating server rules (which you have acknowledged above in your appeal) however I do feel as if a Permanent ban is not entirely justified in this case due to it however if you had have linked the stream I could see the ban being justified. I feel as if your ban should be shortened to around 2 weeks with a 2 month probation/good behaviour period. +1 for ban reduction however -1 for ban removal.

 

Regards,

Sully

 

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10 hours ago, Head Coach Frank said:

If I am not mistaken that only covers classified films i.e Movies, Pornographic content would fall under Australian Censorship law which only really prohibits the production and sale of pornograhic material as well as the possession and distribution of child pornography. I could be mistaken though as I am not a legal expert. (I think it also prohibits the showing of porn to a minor by an adult)

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On 11/10/2019 at 4:46 PM, Delta said:

3rd ban, no intent to ever stay Rp friendly

This appears to only be the users first ban upon inspection of the Bans database.

 

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Denied.

We do not take lightly to situations like this, freely advertising that you are watching pornographic material whilst on the server in the presence of underaged players is not acceptable. Regardless of whether it was a joke or not.

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