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  Staff Report on Jacob Nova Williams
Posted by: Mike Donner - 05-22-2022, 08:45 AM - Forum: Staff Reports - Replies (95)

(1) What is your name? - Mike Donner

(2) What is their name? - Jacob Nova Williams

(3) What is their SteamID? - STEAM_0:0:196876125

(4) What did they do wrong? - See Below

(5) What Rank are they? (Find this here) - Forum Admin, Hogwarts Server Manager

(6) Evidence. (Must be provided: BAN MESSAGES ARE NOT EVIDENCE) -


This is something I’ve been sitting on for a long while, and it really isn’t something I’ve wanted to do. However, given recent events in which I’ve made multiple attempts to speak to Jacob about my concerns directly, to which he shut one down by saying that he didn’t want to talk because ‘then he wouldn’t be talking to only Mike’ implying I would share the messages around (I have shared conversations in the past, but only with good reason) and a second time in which he just started messaging me instructions to make Jerk Chicken.



I’ve also felt unsure about making a report because I am aware that Supers were, at a point, toying around with the idea of community banning myself and were also suggesting that an unban for cbanned player Ophelia could be an option. I did not want to give another reason for my removal.


The events listed below all happened within the last 8 months (ie approx. when Jacob became server manager - some evidence may take place in the weeks leading up to him assuming the position) and evidence has been supplied wherever possible. I may update this report over time if seen as necessary.


Remaining in friendly contact with a community banned player following their removal


This situation was highly concerning to me not only because of the community banned player’s offence, but the fact that I was directly involved in that situation and Jacob was the one who led the report made by me against her. The messages shown below show Jacob putting me down in messages to the cbanned player in question (Ophelia) as well as accusing another community member (Con) of being a player sending around drama-enducing content with no evidence to support his claim


[Image: https://i.imgur.com/TQvnv83.jpg]


I’ve actually pivoted my evidence around this claim from Jacob - all evidence has the date included (UK format) and has context provided.


[Image: https://i.imgur.com/FMZqE1s.jpg]


Additionally here’s a photo of Jacob suggesting that he did not want the cban to remain, and that Guy was the one who made the decision to keep it in place.


[Image: https://i.imgur.com/gDxskyg.jpg]


Below is an image of Jacob making a meme about the situation - not a major issue but definitely an unprofessional thing for the server manager to create and share.


[Image: https://i.imgur.com/RxbMpiB.jpg]

I do not appreciate this conduct from Jacob at all, and considering his position as server manager I consider it not only concerning but highly inappropriate given his position in the community.
 
I did actually bring Jacob’s continued contact with Ophelia up to him, at which point he chose to reach out to her yet again asking her about what she had told me, which caused issues for me with Ophelia questioning why I told him. This message was sent January 1st, months after the cban was given and shows that the two were still in regular contact. Jacob’s real name has been redacted from these messages for his own privacy.


[Image: https://i.imgur.com/C8zivY3.jpg]

Now I just wanted to clarify that I never wished to come back into contact with Ophelia, and I had tried to avoid it with her sending me friend requests time and time again which I ignored. However, after this situation came to light I felt that I had no other option if I wanted to find out what was going on. As shown in the image, Jacob began to panic at this point and removed Ophelia from his social media accounts to prevent any further potential messages getting to me, and as such I do not have much more evidence to provide for this section of the report.

My Demotion


Straight away I want to say that I do not disagree with the demotion itself. I was highly inactive due to mental health reasons and had also had a dispute with managers in which I made it clear that I did not trust them, and in turn they were not able to trust me. However, there’s a lot more to this demotion than what’s seen at the surface. My demotion was a promise made to Ophelia by Jacob which was promptly carried out once Pierre took the position of Staff Manager. I would like to go on to say that Jacob was the pushing force behind my demotion, with Pierre as the new staff manager acting under Jacob’s advice.


I came to find out that not only had Jacob promised Ophelia that I’d be demoted, but also he informed her of my demotion once it was set in stone before it actually happened. Due to this word got around that I was getting demoted before I even did get demoted resulting in me getting some messages which were mocking that I did not understand at the time. Now, when a staff member tells a normal player that a staff member is getting demoted before it happens it’d be considered leaking. Same goes for if a higher staff member told a lower staff member the same thing. So, for the server manager - the highest, most trusted position in the community - to inform a community banned player that I was getting demoted days before I even knew is something that shocks me. I do not have the message in which Jacob told Ophelia this because it occurred over voice, however below you can see a message I received from Ophelia’s current S/O Joe Mason, days before my demotion as well as Jacob admitting to telling Ophelia about my demotion, justifying it saying that ‘it was communicated because of the entire involvement of her case and what not’ (exact wording).

I have retracted some evidence that I do not consider to be entirely valid. I have left the text in (but struck it out) to show that I am not trying to be shady or hiding anything.




[Image: https://i.imgur.com/W6SwnMY.jpg]


Regardless of the context or reasoning, I don’t think this sort of information should be communicated to someone who caused me great distress during their time in the community.


Misuse of Staffing Power and Information


There have been a lot of times where Jacob has done questionable things with his power not only as server manager but especially as forum staff. To list off some examples which I lack evidence for, he did the following:

  • Showed a community member their house through the use of IPs on the forums (permission was given by the community member but I still do not consider this an acceptable and justifiable use of power)
  • Told me the age of a community member (who I’m choosing to keep anonymous) who had it private on the forums as he has access to see said content due to his status as forum admin
  • Leaked staff information to Ophelia numerous times which she shouldn’t have known. This also occurred with many other staff and community members in which they’d know if their app was accepted before it was, who gave what votes, etc. I encourage anybody who has evidence of this to provide it, I’m going to see what I have on my own after this report goes up

However, there are multiple things that I do have.


Case 1: Streaming community members’ IPs to the staff discord using the developer console which only Jacob and Guy have access to


Jacob took it upon himself at times to stream the developer console in staff chat, which showed the IPs of many players on the server (take a look, you might even recognise your own name/IP). You could argue that staff chat is a relatively safe place to share this but I’d argue that in one of these VCs one of the members was Joe Mason, a now proven community risk who still has the uncensored photo that is provided below and saw many more IPs for the duration of the stream. This is a dangerously powerful tool which Guy entrusted Jacob with and this is a blatantly careless use of said tool which has put community members at risk.


[Image: https://i.imgur.com/IlAfjx3.jpg]


Case 2: Using forum admin abilities to ‘stalk’ which threads Guy was viewing during server manager applications


Jacob was very nervous during server manager applications, and understandably so. He worked with Michael for a very long time and had spent years working his way to the position. However, through the use of his forum admin powers he was gaining information that gave him an unfair advantage over other applicants, and made the ‘anonymous’ votes on his application not so anonymous. I will not pretend that I did not try to see what I could gather from this information, given that if one server manager applicant had it then I wanted to stay in the know.


[Image: https://i.imgur.com/Y9WGYgj.png]


[Image: https://i.imgur.com/a4JvFot.png]


[Image: https://i.imgur.com/vMFix5c.png]



Case 3: Leaking the resignation of the Previous Server Manager


Jacob leaked a lot of stuff to Ophelia, however I don’t have much evidence of any of it. However, here’s Jacob blatantly leaking Michael’s resignation to Ophelia before it happened. I don’t think there’s much else to be said.


[Image: https://i.imgur.com/LvXuyVW.png]

As previously mentioned other stuff was also leaked to Ophelia, but evidence of that is not immediately available and frankly I do not wish to approach her once again for the sake of more evidence. If someone else wants to do that go ahead.


There is some more evidence which I wish to consider and look over for a little while longer to ensure that I’m not delivering any false narrative or reporting anything without context. If I do deem this evidence to be suitable it will be added to this report soon.


Jacob, I really am sorry that it came to this. I was looking through our messages and there were times where we got along so well and being reminded of those times actually hurt. But since you’ve became server manager you’ve betrayed my trust and dragged my name through the mud. I took so long to make this report because I really didn’t want to do this but ever since you’ve taken this approach of refusing to talk to me seriously I don’t think I could have gone down any other path. You made it very clear to me that talking to others was not a viable option.


I miss how you were before you became server manager. You’re not the same as you were back then.

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  1 more chance
Posted by: npox - 05-21-2022, 08:35 PM - Forum: Ban Appeals - Replies (20)

(1) What is your in-game name? - Brodie Babington

(2) What is your steam ID (including any banned alt accounts)? - STEAM_0:0:127156230

(3) What is the name of Admin/Staff who banned you? - Cofo Adareaux

(4) How long were you banned for? - 69 years 14 weeks 2 days and 21 hours

(5) Have you been banned on any SBS server before? If so, approximately how many times? - Too many to count

(6) Have you been banned within the last week? - can't be

(7) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) - As stated in my previous ban appeals on the forums it was for a bunch of things mainly being disrespect and RDM, It was a complete mess up on my part and i still highly regret my actions on what i've done and have caused on the server, On my previous unbans in the comments there were people backing my case and saying that i should be given a second chance, i agree with them, i think i should be given a second chance so i can show the server and all of the new members/staff that i've changed and that i can be a friendly RP type of person, i know what in the past i was only there to cause mischief and mess about but after seeing my friends recently get back into the server i've thought heavily on what i've done and think that i am ready now as a person to finally get on and show everyone that i have indeed fully changed and that i wasn't just some rude person who only came on for a laugh, i want to show that i can really RP and give everyone a smile and laugh.

(8) Do you think you deserved the ban? - Yes but i also think i should be given 1 more chance to show that i've changed

(9) Why should you be unbanned? - as stated in the ''why were you banned in this instance?'' part of the appeal people who i have no connection with nor have i ever spoken to on the server were trying to help me out and give me a second chance, i think i've waited and thought for long enough on what i did and now im here to change my ways, its been over a year since my ban and garrys mod just isnt the same game as it was, ive been sat in discord watching live streams from friends and just wishing that i wasnt such an idiot and got myself banned on the 1 server i truly enjoyed, i am very very sorry for what ive done in the past and i cant say that enough, ill keep trying to get unbanned and i wont stop because i really want to be back on the server and play with and meet new people, i want to speak to the new staff and maybe play with some old staff who are no longer of that rank, just please one more chance and i wont let you down, i just truly want to show everyone that im a changed person and i wont stop until i do, so please think before you automatically put -1 because of my background and just give me one more chance. 

(10) Have you learned your lesson from this ban? - yes i have

(11) Provide a Screenshot of the message that appears when you try to join the server: - 




For Question 3, you can also tag the Staff Member who banned you so they can receive an immediate notification. To do this, type the: "@" symbol and the name of the staff member after it. If you are not sure who the staff member is on the forums, just list their in-game name and Forum Staff/Server Staff will tag that staff member!



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  Mike Donner’s Halo Discord Ban Appeal
Posted by: Mike Donner - 05-21-2022, 06:05 PM - Forum: Discord Ban Appeals - Replies (9)

(1) Discord Name & ID (EX: JohnSmith#4444): - Macboiii#4365

(2) Which Discord were you banned from? - Halo

(3) What is the name of the Staff Member who banned you? - not sure

(4) Have you been banned on any SBS server or platform before? If so, approximately how many times? - yes many 

(5) Have you been banned within the last week? - Yes, on the forums 

(6) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) - I posted this video under memes

(7 ) Do you think you deserved the ban? - I mean I kinda get why I was banned but it was much more of a meme video than it was nsfw (I mean it’s been uploaded to YouTube multiple times and any NSFW content on there gets deleted) so I’m gonna say that I didn’t really deserve this one

(8) Why should you be unbanned? - The single meme I posted was relatively harmless 

(9) Have you learned your lesson from this ban? - not sure there is one to learn? Don’t post suggestive content I suppose 

(10) If you are able to provide a screenshot of the reasoning of the ban, please post it here: -

For Question 3, you can also tag the Staff Member who banned you so they can receive an immediate notification. To do this, type the: "@" symbol and the name of the staff member after it. If you are not sure who the staff member is on the forums, just list their in-game name, and Forum Staff/Server Staff will tag that staff member!

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  Ban message prompt suggestion
Posted by: Aziz Smurfy - 05-21-2022, 04:03 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Hey wassup good lookings,

So last time I tried to get into SBS Hogwarts I got a ban message prompt & If I remember correct I was banned for not giving the admin the charms professor class, cause he wanted to make a girl laugh or something using Charm's professor model height... anyhow...

My suggestion is: 
Instead of "You have been sent to Azkaban!"
It becomes " You have been Azkabanned!"

Haha, get it ?

Azka+Banned = Azkabanned
Sounds cooler, meaning can be identified, makes people appreciate getting Azkabanned.

I find "Azkaban" alone boring & bland, and lets not talk about it lacking creativity !


Thank you in advance lads & gents !



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  Ban appeal
Posted by: Boobie Man - 05-21-2022, 09:41 AM - Forum: Ban Appeals - Replies (3)

(1) What is your in-game name? - I cant actually remember lmao

(2) What is your steam ID (including any banned alt accounts)? - Steam ID: 76561199086266507

(3) What is the name of Admin/Staff who banned you? - Gwendolyn Rose @

(4) How long were you banned for? - 2 weeks (4 days left or so)

(5) Have you been banned on any SBS server before? If so, approximately how many times? - probably like 7

(6) Have you been banned within the last week? - no

(7) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) - I was calling my mate a homophobic slur as a joke and i forgot that i am not allowed to say that sort of stuff and over these days i have been banned i have thought about being homophobic and i am now a proudly gay accepting man. 

(8) Do you think you deserved the ban? - Yes 

(9) Why should you be unbanned? - I have learnt from my mistakes

(10) Have you learned your lesson from this ban? - Yes

(11) Provide a Screenshot of the message that appears when you try to join the server: -  [Image: https://i.imgur.com/Q9EpODr.png]

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  ban apeal
Posted by: woe - 05-20-2022, 08:48 AM - Forum: Ban Appeals - Replies (8)

Your old content:
(1) What is your in-game name? - I cant remember

(2) What is your steam ID (including any banned alt accounts)? - 76561198239256048

(3) What is the name of Admin/Staff who banned you? - I cant remember 

(4) How long were you banned for? - 69 Years 

(5) Have you been banned on any SBS server before? If so, approximately how many times? - No never 

(6) Have you been banned within the last week? - No

(7) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) - I was in an admin sit and said a bad word i am sorry

(8) Do you think you deserved the ban? - No

(9) Why should you be unbanned? -  Because i want to roleplay

(10) Have you learned your lesson from this ban? yes 
(11) Provide a Screenshot of the message that appears when you try to join the server: - 




(1) What is your in-game name? -

(2) What is your steam ID (including any banned alt accounts)? - STEAM_0:0:139495160

(3) What is the name of Admin/Staff who banned you? -

(4) How long were you banned for? -

(5) Have you been banned on any SBS server before? If so, approximately how many times? -

(6) Have you been banned within the last week? -

(7) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) -

(8) Do you think you deserved the ban? -

(9) Why should you be unbanned? -

(10) Have you learned your lesson from this ban? -

(11) Provide a Screenshot of the message that appears when you try to join the server: - 




For Question 3, you can also tag the Staff Member who banned you so they can receive an immediate notification. To do this, type the: "@" symbol and the name of the staff member after it. If you are not sure who the staff member is on the forums, just list their in-game name and Forum Staff/Server Staff will tag that staff member!

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