On the topic of ERP;
For the cause of role play, if you really really really want your character to be involved in a scenario, for character development and story arcs - then I'd be tolerable of a quick, contextually clear message.
For example; "*Onion makes sweet sweet love to RoverBeast* //end scene - I see no problem with that.
But when it goes into detail of graphic nature, especially in depth descriptions of can-opener anal rape... nahhhhh homie. There are kids on this server.
I hear what everyone is saying, fuck ERP off completely, im all for that.
Yes, trolly behaviour isnt tolerated... but people use their character as an 'excuse' just to be racist and to say the N word. That I don't agree with.
If it brings real RP, then sure. But if I make a KKK Klan group, run around in all white up to people yelling "Yall seen any of dem negros or faggots we can burn?!" And thats all my RP consists off. Then my group archives 2 days later because the luls were had and its boring now... i would expect to be banned.
However ive seen similar happen multiple times first hand and have even been involved in some... yet nothing is done.
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Good evening friends,
Recently, someone was banned for using the words "Heil Adolf Hi**er" & "Sieg Heil" etc etc. 15 points & 7 days.
Not as recently, two people performed rape RP with a can-opener in the anus and got absolutely fuck all. I know for a fact that the staff have seen the logs with this and are aware.
With the rulings currently, you can run up to someone in game and literally say "Kill the ni**er faggot" or make IRA or KKK remarks or other racial slurs, and get absolutely fuck all. And I have seen this happen multiple times in front of staff members also.
The rules currently, are very unbalanced. It seems to be up to the discretion of whoever is reviewing the case as apposed to having a clear & concise set of rules. Enough with the grey-areas, as people are making their own assumptions as to what is and isn't allowed and then receiving points and bans for something that isn't anywhere near as edgy as some of the other things that go on in game.
My suggestion would be; allow all racial hatred and ERP (as long as it is clearly IC). Or ban it all.
My point being; Adolf's surname and the N word are both censored on the forum, yet the N word is OK in game, but Adolf's surname isn't?
Link to the source of punishment (report/post): PERM BAN -> https://www.dayzrp.com/profile/30042-onionrp/warnings/2921/ which in turn became final warning after amnesty -> https://www.dayzrp.com/profile/30042-onionrp/warnings/3611/
Why the verdict is not fair: The perm ban was due to a "soft-tendie" was completely fair as I asked for it.
Additional statements/comments explaining your point of view: I 'soft tendied' in protest of a decision of the staff team I did not agree with.
What would you like to achieve with this appeal: I have served my time plus more, and I have been playing alot, and been active on the forums. I made a request a couple months ago after 4 weeks activity and was asked to make another once I had hit 3 months of good behaviour. I would like to ask that my final now finally be removed since it has now been 4 months.
What could you have done better?: I will not throw my toys out of the pram again and make brass stupid decisions that ruin my online social world. I love this community and am looking forward to coming back in full force, without the fear that I could be permanently removed from the community for one tiny slip-up.
As an additional note to the input into the community I've had over the past 4 months;
I've made a couple of tutorial videos with more inbound.
I've played a leading role in the largest group in the server (503) and have assisted in making some IC and OOC decisions.
I have assisted in helping new players understand the rules.
I have applied to volunteer in the mentor program.
I have registered my high interest in becoming staff once I am off final if Rolle will have me.
No longer an 'RP Boy'.
I have organised OOC meetups with more coming.
Been involved with the DayZRP Podcasts.
I have bought all the DayZRP Merch! :'D
Please take me off final, I'd like to apply for staff!
As a note - the last few weeks I have been on holiday and working away from home alot of the time so it has been hard to remain active in game, however I have been active on the forums and within the community including doing podcasts and I have been active within my group.
Tortuga days man, they were so lit. We had so much fun bro! When RP was at its prime! Everyone just had fun. No ooc cliques, saltiness, pack mentalities or "politics".
Bring back the farm. Me you and @FaeRP gon rock shit up again.