Velasquez HaloRP Ban Appeal

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(1) What is your in-game name? - PO2 S1 Velasquez

(2) What is your steam ID (including any banned alt accounts)? - STEAM_0:0:59401027

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

(4) How long were you banned for? - Permament ban

(5) Have you been banned on any SBS server before? If so, approximately how many times? - Only discord, this is my first server ban.

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

(7) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) - For no actual rule breaking whatsoever, I will list below the reasoning and my argument against each one provided.

(7 ) Do you think you deserved the ban? - Nope. I don't think I've deserved this one or my previous one.

(8) Why should you be unbanned? - Because nearly every single reasoning for my ban is false without any actual proof behind them. I shall now go through every reasoning that Lexa has listed and say and prove to them how they are incorrect and blatant lies. 

Causing drama with Donators/Leaders/New players:
Never have I ever once intentionally caused drama with Donators or New players, as a staff I would train players in to Marines at least once a day and never would I cause drama with them intentionally, if anything I would go out of my way to make sure they felt comfortable. One example I can provide is with training a Medic's Girlfriend on the server as she was really uncomfortable with the loud noises so I took the time out to ask the marines politely to hold off on the loud simulations until she had been whitelisted, as from the training room you can hear the explosions of any covenant weapon in the sim room and when you have a room filled with 50 NPCs spamming the same explosion noise, it can easily dissuade them from the server. I can assume that the reason that Lexa provided this as 'proof' is the fact that I had an argument with a SGT that she recently deemed as passing NCO training. Since she didn't even bother to ask me before banning me. I had reached out to him after our talk on the server which was just me trying to explain to him why some of the other members were angry. I never had a go at him as a person. I always stated from the beginning the issue I had was the skipping of cooldowns that only applies to people that Lexa selects. Proof below.

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I am no expert in defining harassment, but from my understanding it has to happen more than once to consist as harassment, and if my intentions were to harass the person, why would I apologise a day before Lexa decides to permaban me, especially since I wasn't told about it before hand so it's not like I was trying to lessen a punishment I didn't even know that was coming. Having an issue with selectionism and how literally one person on the server can veto cooldowns and rank boosts while meanwhile the entire community has to follow the cooldowns no matter what rank in staff they are annoys me, as it starts to breathe the concept of 'be friends with the server manager and you'll get rank boosted.'

Continued toxicity to other people: 
Of course, no matter what I put here it can always come across as being biased, but I have never been told by Lexa of specifics of this happening, she has always thrown this around whenever my name is involved but I am yet to hear this from anyone else I have interacted with SBS with. If she can point someone who has accused me of this, I am never opposed to bettering myself as a person and apologizing to the person in question and trying to sort it out with the people involved, as I did not come on the server to make enemies. I came on this because when I first joined I loved the people I was playing with and I still do.

Sabotaging the server incidentally:
I genuinely have no idea how I have done this, unless she means the occasional times that I have dissuaded donating for the server. If that is the case then you might as well ban half of your staff and a quarter of the community as I'm not the only one that thinks paying 75$ for a single role is a bit 'overpriced' to say the least. I have asked multiple members of the community including @@Doman, @@[b][b]Elijah[/b][/b], @@noblechief and GYSGT Sydney (Don't know their forum username, but Lexa knows them) and they have all agreed that they have genuinely no idea how I have fallen under these categories so if Lexa could reply with proof of such an incident, I'm more than happy to concede that point if she has actual proof.

TL;DR:
For those that love skim reading, I may joke about on the discord and make jokes in games but that is what they are. Jokes. Except the one time I had a heated vent towards a player who I knew at the time took it hard and did not felt comfortable, but we sorted it out in private messaging like adults and I wished him all the best on whatever he wanted to do on the server. Once again, I never harassed him as one outburst in my mind does not constitute as harassment, nor does taking time out of my day to sort it out with him in DMs and I made sure at the end of it we were on the same page. I find it incredible how someone can RDM x2, MARDM and literally threaten someone's life over a discord call (and to my knowledge did not apologise to the other person) while on the server but they only get a twelve hour ban meanwhile the person who has an outburst once and then takes time out of his day to apologise for it gets a permanent ban with absolutely no head-up or communication beforehand. As I have mentioned before on my previous ban appeal, it's definitely not hard to view this ban as a personal grudge against me, since you can ask multiple people on the server but I doubt any of them will all agree with every claim Lexa has made against me, nor did she confer with other staff on their opinion on me as both bans have taken place on down-time, when nearly no staff is online to witness or speak out. I didn't even know myself I was banned until three hours after it took place as I was out with friends and came back to see that I was removed from both servers.

Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sadVu-OHysE

(9) Have you learned your lesson from this ban? - No lesson to learn as I had not broken a rule. If Lexa wants to hear me apologise for what I did in regards to the harassment of the player mentioned above in the screenshot I do not see why I have to apologise to her over something we have already sorted out in DMs and there is no bad blood between us, yet she decides to hand out punishment on his behalf despite the other person no longer having an issue with me.

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

Staff Reasoning:                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GMod Reasoning:
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(02-11-2022, 05:56 AM)Kitchen Wrote: find it incredible how someone can RDM x2, MARDM and literally threaten someone's life over a discord call (and to my knowledge did not apologise to the other person) while on the server but they only get a twelve hour ban
Once again going to clear this up. I am not voting nor getting into the details of this however you seem to be missing some information about this situation due to the lack of communication outside of admins. This user was dealt with by Myself and the Managers (Lexa and Rocky). I won’t get into the specifics but he has been punished past the extent of a twelve hour ban and there isn’t a need to fret about how he wasn’t dealt with.
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#3
there was literally no need for a ban and everything listed as a reason for the ban was literally kitchen trying to give feedback and when kitchen realized he delivered the feedback wrong to  people he would  then apologize and explaining it in a nicer and calm way about the point he was trying to make +1 for unban
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#4
Yes, Kitchen has made some bad choices, but who hasn't? I can list at least ten people who have made bad choices & who haven't even apologised for them bad choices, whereas Kitchen is different, he apologises when he makes bad choices & he honestly doesn't have bad intentions to heart. He might say things how it is, but normally he doesn't mean it in a bad, or toxic way (from what I've seen).

Also, if Kitchen was banned for that reason, then I'm sure a few others should be banned for it too, I'm not going to mention names, but a recent staff member (Gamemaker) got off pretty lightly for what he did, but that's my opinion, I'm not sure about what others think, but it is pretty unfair that he got let off lightly for sending actual threats to another community member. as well as abusing his job & breaking a rule as a staff member (Mass RDM).

+1 for a unban.

Good Luck.
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#5
+1 for Unban. The fact that Velasquez messaged the guy and openly explained his side, ackhowledged what he did and basically said sorry just shows far from toxic. I did not have a whole lot of interaction with Velasquez but I never left a scene thinking that he was toxic, in fact I got the opposite and found he was a decent guy. If you claim he was "Sabotaging the Server" by telling people not to donate then like he says, you need to ban a lot of us because I would not recommend someone to donate for any jobs at this time, if it was back on Kholo or Concordia then sure I would say Donating for X Job is worth but not anymore. This ban is a joke considering people have done way worse stuff and been let away with it and the fact that there are toxic people in the current community who, by definition are harassing people and ruining other peoples fun. 

Velasquez has been out the server for a week. Now since the Ban message says "Continued toxicity to other people, Causing drama with Donators/Leaders/New players and Sabotaging the server incidentally:" this shows it was several things, so my main question/thought here is, why were these small things not addressed prior? I highly doubt Velasquez did all these things consecutively or in the same sessions and if you were willing to roll a perma for this it gives the idea that there were concerns prior and no one acted upon this. Did any staff approach Velasquez prior to his ban and explain the whole situtation or was this just rolled out with no prior warning? If that is the case and no warning or attempt to communicate was made it just shows poor moderation/administration.
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#6
This whole ban sounds like bullshit. This man is a prime example of what a non-rule breaker should be. He is innocent and he clearly acknowledges all he did wrong because he did nothing wrong.

He has common sense, it is not called sabotaging the server by telling people to not waste their hard-earned money on a single role. If you think this is sabotaging, then we live in a dictatorship where one cannot voice their thoughts. Sabotaging the server would be, to my understanding, to not train new recruits, which he did.

Also, the guy explains that he and the other guy with whom he had an argument are in good terms with each other, how is that being toxic? I am toxic, and why should I receive a permanent ban for being toxic? Being toxic is also not the same as harassment, harassment is going after the other person, making them feel uncomfortable, not leaving the person alone even after requests to do, shit I am not a walking dictionary but you understand it.

And even if all the ban reasons were somewhat true, it is still not a good reason to issue with a permanent ban. It is even hypocritical to ban someone permanently for such minor things when major rule breakers get away with a 2-week ban or you dont even notice about it

Either way, +1 for an unban

#7
appeal for @Lexa
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#8
TY Mike,

The ban is in essence the same, so the response here can stand for both appeals.
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