Offender’s Name: Golden
Description of the offense:Uncalled for ban
Server misconduct occurred on: 08/31/2020
Approximate time and date the offense occurred: 2106 CST
Were there admins online? If yes which ones? N/A
I, Helios, had just gotten a new motherboard and had to reset my PC. Due to this I had to reinstall TeamSpeak and everything and I joined the NAK teamspeak to test my stuff out real quick (it being the only working server I have right now) and when I joined I noticed my permissions were gone and I thought it was a bug on my end. I then also got a “Name Mismatch” from Swerlys. There I was most definitely confused considering I have been playing on NAK for a couple years now. I had Private and the Military Recognition tag (Permissions) but for some reason they were gone. I then rejoined to see if it was anything on my end, no change and I got another “Name mismatch” from Golden. I then became more confused and tried to message him (or anyone for that matter) and had no luck. Still confused about the situation I restarted my TeamSpeak and figured I would try one more time (Before anyone asks, I just reset my computer. I do not have Arma 3 installed yet at that time, however my plan was to install it and try asking via in-game if all else failed). I then almost immediately get banned from the server for “Spam Joining” by golden, without any confrontation or ask of what was going on. After the 5 minutes and after several attempts of trying to contact someone, I proceeded to rejoin the server and try to get help from an admin, having a friend of mine join to hopefully help me get someone. I will say that I was a bit upset and lost my temper within the process of all this, due to the irritation of all this happening and no explanation of what was going on. Golden pulled me to the Help channel along with Swerlys and Lark (My friend) and when I asked for a higher admin he told me that he wasn’t going to get one (First mistake, I believe that if you are having an issue with an admin, you should be allowed to ask for a higher admin or as such to prevent further disruption and conflict). When I confronted him on my issue and asked him why he banned me, he stated his reason of me continuously joining, I (yes, angerly and I apologize for that, but his attitude wasn’t helping me calm down) then questioned him on why he didn’t try to address me personally on the issue, and attempted explain my circumstance of not having Arma 3 installed and that my PC was reset and everything and that I had lost my permissions, and he cut me off and stated that he “did not have the patience for this” and that he (from what it sounded like) was going to ban me again (Second mistake, if you are going to allow personal feelings or temper get in the way of actually helping someone, definitely not admin material imo. Disrespecting people and expecting respect because you are an admin is not how it works). I eventually gave up, trying to prevent me from getting banned and told him that I would figure it out on my own, since he was clearly unwilling to help me. I will admit that I was in the wrong a bit to lose my temper, but his overall behavior was unprofessional and is a major lead to my behavior.
I am aware of the most basic rules, and I want to state this: I have been a community owner for 10 years, and have done administration on multiple games and servers for even longer. We all make mistakes, but there are limits. And one of them is this; Just because you are an admin, doesn’t mean you are always right. And that is the message I got from that confrontation from him. That he was in the right and that I need to “Shut up and deal with it or get banned” and I am sorry, but that is (imo) abusive admin behavior. And if no negative action is taken upon him, I at least request that he is spoken to. Because that kind of behavior can cause problems down the road. The “I don’t have patience for this” is by far the most unacceptable statement to make as an admin. And I am sorry, but that is a fact. You NEED patience to be an admin. Your job is to literally manage the server and help people. That is clearly not his intentions from the actions I witnessed today.
I have been with this community on and off for 2 years now, and love y’all and would hate to see my time here end on bad terms on any occasion, especially because of one man. Hopefully there can be some way to resolve this, thank you.