Denied - Adam N. Ban Appeal

Please use the temple below for your ban appeal.

  2. YOUR STEAMID 64: 76561198150544938
  6. THE SERVER YOU WERE ON WHEN YOU WERE BANNED: NAK Altis Invade & Annex (I think)
  7. ANY EXPLANATION OR JUSTIFICATION FOR WHY THE BAN SHOULD BE LIFTED: I believe my ban should be lifted as it has been 2 years since I was originally banned, and believe I have learned from my mistakes in the past. It was stated at the time of the ban “I believe that you were not recruiting with malicious intent”, and regardless of my intent it should not have happened in the first place. I see that now and I am sorry. I do not plan to recruit for any units again whatsoever. I’m sorry and would like apologize from the bottom of my heart. I hope I can be forgiven, even if I’m not able to be unbanned.

After your last ban appeal- - I received reports from players that you told them you “ran” the NAK servers. With that and the fact that at the time of the recruiting ban the Bohemia group owned by you listed the NAK Server as belonging to the group, I feel that the claims are true.

So with the recruiting ban, the potential impersonating an admin, and the ban 24 hours prior for saying things like “what happens when 2 men love each other like that is… they get in the bed they take off all their clothes AND THEY SHYT ALL OVER THE BIBLE” (which you said in your last ban appeal was a joke and “nothing said was in a religious context nor meant to be taken that away.”), I see no reason to lift the ban.

Your appeal is denied.

I’m not to sure where I ever claimed to run any NAK servers. I’ve never once claimed that whatsoever to my best knowledge. If you have any proof of that and are willing to provide me with that, that’d be greatly appreciated, and I will be more than happy accept that as fact. However, I’ve never to my knowledge once claimed to own anything relating to Arma 3 servers, as I don’t know anything about them. I don’t even know how to purchase a server. I don’t see why it’d be a valid reason to deny an appeal 2 years later for a report you received at the time that had no evidence to back it up (to my knowledge), and I was never warned about or had any knowledge of being reported for.

In regards to the 24 hour ban, I personally believe that time was rightfully served for what I did wrong. I was told by my friend to type the joke I was telling him, and myself being young and dumb at the time I did. That was meant as a joke, as it was directly quoting a Louis CK joke I was telling him. I do not see how that ban still should effect this once which was unrelated to it in regards to context. Again, I accept that I messed up here, have owned up to it, apologized to you, my friend, and others in game about it after I was banned for it 2 years ago. If it’s because you, or others, believe I genuinely meant that for what I said, regardless of the context of it being a joke or not; I simply didn’t. I found it funny, and at the time wanted to share it with others who’d have also maybe found it funny. I’m an openly gay man, which is why I found the joke comical at the time because of the absurdity of it. I again see why it may have been offensive, regardless of the context, and I again apologize for that – it wasn’t appropriate then, nor it is appropriate now.

“With that and the fact that at the time of the recruiting ban the Bohemia group owned by you listed the NAK Server as belonging to the group”; I listed the server at the time because I was attempting to run the unit in the server, which at the time I had failed to see was against the rules, and mistakenly did not check with the admins about beforehand. My plan with that, which again I failed to see problematic at the time, was to have the people I usually played with in the server in a dedicated unit on the server, so we could all have the cool emblems of our “Task Force” that we role played as at the time while playing on NAK. Again, I accept responsibility for this, and I am sorry.

I please ask that you re-consider your stance on this decision, or even explore getting others opinions on it to see what they think as well.

I’ve never once come on the NAK servers with ill intentions, despite it seeming like I may have done so at the time. I was young and dumb, and I own up to that. I’ve made many poor decisions then, but since figured out who I am, and matured. I’ve never meant to offend anyone, or “entice users” away from your servers whatsoever. I sincerely do apologize if I had offended or enticed players at the time. It’s been 2 years since this had taken place, and all I am simply asking for is a second chance.

I’ve grown, I’ve matured, and I’ve learned from my past that this was unacceptable. NAK was the only server I played Arma 3 for, and quite frankly it’d still be the only server I’d play on if I had that ability. I believe most people would agree, I wouldn’t – or for that matter most people wouldn’t be coming back and trying to appeal a 2 year old ban if they really did not care to have made right, or prove that they have changed. All I am begging you for is another chance so I can prove to you that I’m no longer the person I was 2 years ago. I hate to use the clique, but I really have changed for the better. I’m willing to accept responsibility for what I did then and again, I see now that it was wrong and against the rules that at the time I hadn’t cared to read until it was too late.

I hope you find it somewhere in your heart to forgive me and allow me to try again.

Thank you,
-Adam N.