Link to the source of punishment (report/post): Here's a link to my post and below is a screenshot of the warning message.
Why the verdict is not fair: These warning points genuinely confuse me. On the real life picture thread, I responded to someone's post with a picture of Shaggy from Scooby Doo. In no way did I ever flame & in no way was I ever remotely rude. It was literally just a picture of Shaggy from Scooby Doo. How the staff team came to the decision that this was considered flaming is beyond me. In the warning message seen above, it was not even mentioned or explained why or how this was considered flaming. When I asked Onyx for further clarification, he stated "We deemed it as flame because your photo conveys the message that he looks like Shaggy from Scooby Doo.". This still does not explain how my post is worthy of five warning points. I was also told that "given the circumstances, that's the conclusion we arrived to" and that I should know how it is because I was staff once. I was a staff member for quite a while and I still cannot wrap my head around the points. It just seems really, really heavy handed. I was not being rude or mean for that fact at all.
Additional statements/comments explaining your point of view: On the real life picture thread, there are tons of cases where people have posted pictures saying that community members look like certain people or characters, etc. How is mine any different than these that have gone unpointed? Here's a few examples. Not only that, but this was posted on Monday. It's now Thursday. Since then, tons of staff members have posted on the thread. Why didn't I get points sooner?
What would you like to achieve with this appeal: I'd like to having my warning points removed & my post reinstated. If this is denied, I would like further explanation as to how this is remotely flaming.
What could you have done better?: Maybe I could've added "haha" or something similar to the post so that it was more straightforward than it already was, but other than that, nothing.