For Discord appeals, use this template. Otherwise,
Use this template when posting an appeal:
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[<Admin Name>] Player Name - Fluff text
[antonkr] mcgriffon - sec jobban
[petethegoat] blindinggriffin - bullshit ban
[intigracy] griff4eva - ban evasion missunderstanding
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[b]BYOND account:[/b] BYOND account [b]Character name:[/b] Character name at time of ban [b]Ban type:[/b] Server/Role(s)/OOC/etc [b]Ban length:[/b] Permanent, 5 days, etc [b]Ban reason:[/b] Copy this from the server. If this is a server ban, attempt to connect. If it is not a server ban, view your notes with "View Admin Remarks" button under OOC tab in-game. An image is suitable, but do **not** paraphrase or otherwise modify the reason. [b]Time ban was placed:[/b] Try to get this from the server when you get the ban reason. If it was a note, the note has a timestamp. If it was a server ban, it will also have a timestamp. Both of these times are in UTC. [b]Server you were playing on when banned:[/b] Server name, eg, Bagil/Sybil/Terry/Event Hall [b]Round ID in which ban was placed:[/b] Round ID, should be present in ban reason from server. Can be excluded if it cannot be found. Example: 101235 [b]Your side of the story:[/b] Explain what happened in your own words. [b]Why you think you should be unbanned:[/b] Why should you get this opportunity to return, what value do you bring back to the community? Was your ban unfair? Justify it. [b]References of good conduct:[/b] If serverbanned and **especially** if permabanned, have you played on other servers during the time you were banned? Name them here, in many cases good references of conduct and character can be crucial to a successful appeal. Otherwise, feel free to remove this portion. [b]Anything else we should know:[/b] If you have anything else you feel is relevant to your appeal, include it here. For example, if you have recently been banned from another server, or have had issues in other communities, it may be a preferable to be transparent and address that here, rather than them being brought up during the appeal process. If this section does not apply to you, feel free to remove it.
Main FNR forum rules:
1. Global Forum rules apply
2. If you are not directly involved with the appeal (You are the guy who was banned, you saw what happened, you were his victim, etc.) then do not post in the appeal. Repetitive ignoring of this rule will lead to your FNR posting privileges being revoked until further notice
- Do not create ban appeals on behalf of others. If the banned person wants to appeal they can do so themselves.
4. Use the template. Failure to use the template will cause your appeal to take longer to be resolved, and the banning admin can request you to edit your post to include the template before giving a response.
5. A permaban may only be appealed once every 12 months unless stated otherwise by the banning admin or a headmin. Subsequent appeals will be automatically rejected and deleted, and may result in a forum ban if repeated.
6. No image macros, reaction images, memes or videos anywhere in FNR. Any media posted should be screenshots or other evidence directly related to the thread.
7. Try to keep your appeal calm, concise, to the point, and properly formatted. No one likes to read a wall of text, or an angry ragey post. Permaban appeals are encouraged to be longer and more detailed than regular appeals, but remember to use proper formatting.
8. If a thread goes for a week with no activity it will be resolved. If you don't want your thread to go unresolved because of a lack of response then notify admins for a response.
9. If you are appealing a ban from a retired administrator, an active admin may answer at their discretion. The admin taking over should make as much known as soon as they begin investigation.
10. This forum is for ban appeals made in good faith only. Major actions of bad faith in your ban appeal will be punished. Your ability to appeal bans can be revoked, leaving you fucked if you are perma banned. Lying, forging supporting evidence, or making baseless claims against the administration will not end well for you.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Withholding information deliberately, in ahelps or FNR, is an excellent way to get ignored, or worse. It's effectively lying. When you say you were 'permabrigged for breaking one wall' and that one wall was the Armory's, then you've denied yourself way better than any of us could manage.
Admin FNR Guidelines:
1. Once the admin handling the appeal has marked the thread as resolved the thread should not be moved to the resolved appeals subforum until two days have passed.
2. If you mark an appeal as resolved, leave it open for 24 hours before locking for any final questions/additions then lock. Exceptions are made if the thread gets disruptive with peanut posting, or if the appealer is just rehashing the same points over and over etc.
3. If the banning admin has not responded to an appeal within two days any other Game Admin may ping the administrator in regards to the appeal. If the banning admin does not respond within 24 hours, or just hands it off the admin may take over the appeal. Discord bans may only be taken over by other discord moderators.
THE PEANUT POLICY:
Adding to/adjusting the definitions so that players can post in a thread regarding something they weren't involved in, IF IT IS TO BRING UP/POINT TO/HIGHLIGHT a rule, precedent, or piece of evidence that was missed that is relevant to the situation.
This does NOT include:
"This happened to me once and I didn't get banned for it" or the reverse "This happened to me once and I got banned for it."
"My opinion is..." or "I feel like..."
This WOULD cover:
"Rule 3 says..."
"These admins have always allowed..."
"Actually in the logs it says..."
This would allow players who are invested in the rules, have the experience, and can conduct themselves well to advocate in threads. Reminder that this applies to uninvolved admins except Headmins.
Anyone disregarding the peanut policy will receive a warning. Repeat offenders may be set to post approval in all FNR boards or forum-banned.
This is in order to streamline appeals/requests and to not make them a shit fest that people don't want to touch. ~ PAS
Rules regarding the use of public logs:
- The content of log lines quoted must not be modified in any way.
- This does not apply to adding context (as long as its clear that its added and not part of the original log)
- Likewise, you are allowed to add formatting or emphasis as long as it does not appear deceptive
- Any omissions of in between lines must be clearly marked in-line to the logs along with a brief description giving a rough amount of the lines removed, what they contained, and why they were removed
- -snip-(500 lines of the clown slipping the hos in the other room removed for being irrelevant)
- You must link to the log file you got the logs from to make it easier to validate the context
- Air on the side of good faith, Its better to include too many context lines then not enough lines context lines
- Expect onlookers to assume bad faith. If you omit details that are later deemed to be important people will assume you did it intentionally. This means doing due diligence when reviewing the logs for related or relevant bits.