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Reversed Bans (Raid and Designer)

Postby Sheez » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:03 am

This is going to be somewhat polarizing, so I am going to give an explanation.

I am removing the ban on Raidonrai and The Designer.

Oooh! Gasp!

Let me say that Raidonrai deserved his ban. It was a rash ban and there was a bit of personal bias involved, but he deserved it. The Designer was in a similar situation as Raid was when he was banned and his ban was a bit more rash and biased.

Both of these bans were triggered by me and I take ownership. Despite my decision to ban both of these individuals, there was support from most of the Admins when the bans happened.

So, here we are, I am restoring these two to the community. Why? Because I believe that the two of them are probably not shit heads. A lot of our bans have been really cut and dry and required little discussion or hesitation. This was not the case with these two.

Nullifying a permanent ban does not set a very good precedent on a server that does not allow appeals. I recognize this. The other admins have recognized this. I've brought this issue up before and was shot down. I don't blame them.

It has been a pretty reasonable length of time and I'm going to go ahead and let them back in. Honestly, I can't say whether they will come back or not but, regardless, I would like to give them that opportunity.

Some of you might not like this decision. That's OK. I won't apologize. Raid is a polarizing figure but the reality is that he has been one of us. He gave a shit. He made shitty decisions sometimes, but he gave a shit.

I could ramble on for a long time but it is New Years and fuck that.

TLDR; I don't feel good about the Raid and Designer bans. They are reversed.

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Re: Reversed Bans (Raid and Designer)

Postby almiteycow » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:46 am

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Re: Reversed Bans (Raid and Designer)

Postby charmisokay » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:28 am

Wahaha, my years of espionage for Raidonrai has finally paid off!
On another note, I support this decision. Everybody makes mistakes and both of these guys seemed reasonable enough. A lot of time has passed and I have no doubt that most of us have changed. (Except me, of course ;) )
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Re: Reversed Bans (Raid and Designer)

Postby Krazyguy75 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:53 pm

charmisokay wrote:Wahaha, my years of espionage for Raidonrai has finally paid off!
On another note, I support this decision. Everybody makes mistakes and both of these guys seemed reasonable enough. A lot of time has passed and I have no doubt that most of us have changed. (Except me, of course ;) )


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Re: Reversed Bans (Raid and Designer)

Postby Cyster » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:30 am

Though I'm super inactive these days, I'm totally cool with giving them both another go.

I can speak from experience that nothing helps your perspective about your actions in a community like being banned from it for a year+. :P
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Re: Reversed Bans (Raid and Designer)

Postby _myst_ » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:48 am

A wild Cyster appears . . .
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Re: Reversed Bans (Raid and Designer)

Postby Captain Bounceraff » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:53 pm

_myst_ wrote:A wild Cyster appears . . .


This is an interesting day indeed!



Being someone who never had any real experience playing with either of the two players, I have no real foothold to throw an opinion out there on anything really . . . but . . . I'm excited about the potential for two more players to join in on the fun and kill some folk! :dance:
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Re: Reversed Bans (Raid and Designer)

Postby DreXav » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:16 am

Cyster wrote:Though I'm super inactive these days, I'm totally cool with giving them both another go.

I can speak from experience that nothing helps your perspective about your actions in a community like being banned from it for a year+. :P

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Re: Reversed Bans (Raid and Designer)

Postby JammyThunder » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:58 am

Raid still occasionally sends me links to the weirdest stuff on YouTube. It'll be nice to have them back.
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