Ban Appeal Format & Rules

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LaKiller8
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Ban Appeal Format & Rules

Unread postby LaKiller8 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:08 pm #450796

Rules regarding ban appeals:

1. Do not post in an appeal if you are not directly involved(the banned person or the administrator handling it), contributing as a direct witness, pointing out a precedent/relevant ruling/part of the rules, posting as a character witness or providing relevant information from the logs.
2. You must wait until the end of the round where you got the ban to appeal it, to avoid breaking the IC in OOC rule. It is recommended you wait a bit longer so all parties have time to cool down.
3. Use the template. Failure to use the template will cause your ban appeal to take longer to be resolved, and any admin can request you to edit your post to include the template before you will be given a response. Make sure the ban reason is the exact same you see, post a screenshot if necessary.
4. The minimum time between re-appealing any kind of ban is 30 days from the day the ruling was made.
5. Try to keep your ban 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.
6. If you are going to post as a character witness (for or against), keep it simple and easy to read.

Character witness
A character witness is your overall impression about the banned person in general and their character. For example, you may say that you think they are a great roleplayer that handles any kind of situation well or a complete shitter that you've seen soft-griefing on several occasions. These posts help us make an overall picture about said person and their place in the community.


The process itself:

After you post your ban appeal, the administrator that banned you will respond at most within 7 days (usually much sooner) posting your notes and the logs from that round. If said administrator is retired or unavailable for any other reason, another one will take over the appeal. The logs will include both a parsed version that anyone can dive through for transparency or in case we miss something, and specific logs from the situation that lead to your ban. During this entire time anyone is free to contribute according to the posting rules described above. After either everything has been said, or 7 days have passed from the date of the notes and logs being posted, a ruling will be made by the administrator handling it and your ban will either be removed, reduced, or stay as it is. The headmin can overrule this decision if they think the decision was incorrect or to set a new rule or a precedent and may even extend the original ban if they see fit. Extending a ban will be an extremely rare occurence and will be done only in very severe rulebreak scenarios (including but not limited to DDoSing, doxxing) so don't be afraid to post an appeal.


Your post:

Title/subject:
[Ban Appeal][admin name] player name - description

Examples:
[Ban Appeal][LaKiller8] mcgriffon - CMP jobban
[Ban Appeal][subject217] blindinggriffin - Improper escalation ban
[Ban Appeal][rohesie] griff4eva - Ban evasion misunderstanding

Post content:
Byond Ckey:
Character name:
Admin who banned you:
Type of ban (What are you banned from?):
Ban duration:
Ban reason:
Your side of the story:
Why do you think you should be unbanned:



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