Name (In-game): Adam Rippon
Profile: Steam Community :: Error
Ban Message: https://i.imgur.com/1uBapab.png
Ban Info: VileAce (I think), Altis Invade & Annex, 3 Day(s)
Explanation/Justification: I was told (in TeamSpeak) that part of it was because of a religious comment made, which nothing said was in a religious context nor meant to be taken that away.
The things discussed in question, which I do agree broke Rule #14, upon reading its definition- Though according to the Offense<Punishment ratio (or whatever you’d prefer to call it) it states: “First Offense: Kick, Second Offense: 1 day ban, Third Offense: 7 day ban, Fourth Offense: Permanent ban” (as seen publicly on https://www.naksquad.net/nak-server-rules/). I was never kicked for this (as it was my first offense on this server, ever), nor was it a 1 Day ban (being a second offense punishment).
I was never warned in-regards to it, nor was it treated as a first, second, third, etc.-offense punishment. Everything that was said warranting the punishment was said in good humor and not to be taken literally, as those who I was speaking to/with agreed on.
I was told someone found it offensive and reported it to an admin, which is their right, but regardless they had never said anything to me, asking me to stop, or did the admin say anything to me during this. Again, those who were in the discussion directly, (some of which stated things similar, or made remarks equally as justifiable as mine) agreed with me that the conversation did not offend them, nor was it to be taken seriously.
I ask that the ban be appealed for the improper punishments given, justified by the action being of the first offense.
In addition, the reported comments that had broken Rule #14 were not meant to be taken seriously, (as did everyone in direct conversation at the time was aware of). Nor was I (the accused) warned, or asked to stop in regards to it.
Regardless of whether the ban is overturned or not, I can assure you that the actions invoking the ban in the first place, will NOT happen again, and that I am very sorry to whom may have been offended by any said statements- joke, or not.