I don't know whether OOC issues stem from hostile RP IG or the people who build perceptions off of other groups because they got robbed by some hostile rp'ers in the past and lost something they spent forever looking for. While I don't know the extent of bias of the current "Banter Brigade" or Rp boys" as you now call them. I can tell you when I was way more active in the community anyone in our friends group or even associated with our friend group were considered toxic and aggressive without any of these players ever talking to us. We even had players join us for RP sessions for just the reason just to try to find something incriminating. I and others including Max Simons were considered "Cancer by association" in their own words.
The whole point I'm making here is don't be ignorant and pretend that certain members of this community aren't treated differently just because you never experienced yourself. The archiving of Saints isn't the main focus of this thread. It was just the catalyst for members of this community who have experienced bias ooc and who have started to ask themselves why they even bother to play and contribute to a community that doesn't even want them here.
Link to the situation:
Any supporting evidence or notes: We were told we were too aggressive and initiating with little to no RP.
Feedback: If you look at the at the thread we had a lot positive feedback and during my time with the saints we initiated about 5 times and I was on about everyday. We were very cautious with our initiations due certain members of staff bias against individuals within the group.
Suggestions for improvement: Just to show videos, texts, etc of providing badrp. (If individuals performed an unfavorable actions it would be good to know, and would like to know why an individuals actions if that's the issue would affect a 23 man group so much they would need to be force archived.
Just realized this was more of a question than feedback, so feedback would be you could have handled this a lot better and with more tact.