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Ban Appeal: pandapoops
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June 16, 2013
7:06 pm
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Hey,

 

I was very recently banned for racism. I assume it's because I constantly use the word, "n***a". I'm black and say it pretty frequently, but I know racism is against the rules, so I kept it to /tells with some of my friends who I know it doesn't offend. I didn't receive any warning so I'm assuming I was banned by something that parses all dialog for a word list rather than someone seeing it in the public chat and being offended.

I'm not sure I should apologize since no one was offended in the process, but I guess I'm sorry that someone's gotta take the time to read this post. I am appealing to come back, and if I'm allowed back I'll try to be mindful of what I'm typing in the future so I don't set off the filter again.

 

Respectfully,

ppp

June 16, 2013
7:57 pm
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pandapoops, I really dont see why what race you are matters when using obscene language like this, And seeing that you really arn't apologizing for using it I would consider your appeal denied. There is no room for hate talk like this coming from anyone no matter what race you are.

 

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June 16, 2013
8:40 pm
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I would say someone's race is crucially important when you consider matters such as these. Traits such as race are correlated with certain cultures and upbringings, which go on to affect the language we use. Saying race doesn't matter is taking a stance on a sociological issue which is, obviously, beyond the scope of a Minecraft server. Though even with my race aside, I'm not sure what the issue is with obscene language solely between two individuals who are accepting of it. It would be like if my cell phone service provider cancelled my service because of a text I sent to a friend. On the other hand, if I was randomly dialing other people and using "hate speech", I could see the rationale.

But the ban's fine, realistically. You guys can run your server however you like; I just think your rules are naive. As I said, my /tell was not meant for anyone other than my friend, so the fact that you deny my appeal because I didn't apologize is effectively saying that you want people making ban appeals to prostrate themselves. What was to stop me from apologizing while doing nothing but switching my message to an IM window beside my Minecraft window? Simply so your server logs don't have a few racial slurs?

June 16, 2013
9:55 pm
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While you may feel your use of the N word is both harmless and justified, we do not. I am glad you understand that we will run our server as we see fit, and I wish you the best of luck finding a server that better fits your requirements.

In light of a recent post, and since a decision has been made, I will be closing this thread. If you are interested in continuing the discussion, you're free to message me via the forum inbox.

Wishing you well,

Anthony Hughes

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