Okay, So this thread is the outcome of some apparent "Abusive Behavior" On a status update which I admit I was a part of and received points which never expire for, apparently the actions I took we're judged as "Harassment" and "Abusive Behavior" When in reality it was just a bit of fun between people who consider each other friends.
The behavior on the update would have been deemed as harassment or abusive behavior if we had done this to a random member of the community, but we did not, we did this to someone who we knew and considered a friend. Which brings me to why this was not Harassment or Abusive behavior, because this person was our friend, we did not act upon this as abusive, we acted on it as fun and banter between friends, just as friends do, joke around with each other and laugh it off. In this case, we even knew that the person in question was not offended by the comments at all as he saw it as what it was, a bit of fun. This leads me on to saying it cannot be deemed Harassment since the person was not Harassed, pestered, disturbed or troubled at all by the comments made, which is the literal definition of Harassment.
I quote @Cloudy's ban appeal here: I would also like to add a small portion of this appeal, Cloudy said next to nothing on the update and the content he commented was far from being harassment in any way, is this a Guilty by association type of deal?
You cannot become Harassed for someone, it is impossible to feel harassed if no apparent harassment is coming your way, So I do not see why our actions on the status update we're condemned as such. This also counts for abusive behavior, as it cannot be abusive if there is not any abuse? It was simply a bit of fun between friends.
My third and final question is about rule 1.2
1.2 You are not allowed to insult, bully, harrass, troll or provoke other DayZRP players. This goes for all kinds of communication and medium, not just messages sent through DayZRP services.
What is counted as Insulting, Bullying, harassment and trolling? Is fun between friends counted as this no matter what the context and the relationship between the two people are? Shouldn't it depend on the feelings of the person who is being "Harassed"? Or is it down to a staff member feeling as if the situation is harassment without having any knowledge of the situation?
I am genuinely curious about these answers and would like to know how the system works with the "Harassment & Abusive behavior" cases.