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SS14 account: ghostaque
Character name: Nicker Joo
Type of Ban: Game ban 
Date of Ban and Duration:  11/10/2022 5pm GMT
Reason for Ban: Inappropriate name - Nicker joo. Appeal ban on website (permernant?)
Server you were playing on when banned: Lizard
Your side of the story: Before I was banned, I was RP as a musician and was interacting with someone else. It was all and good. No one brought my name up and I was not performing any actions that are hindering other experiences. None of my chatlogs or interactions involve the use or referencing to my name. I had a thought about it and then realised that it was very similar to another word which is very taboo and I am quite ashamed how I completely missed it. I wanted to make the name Nick more creative and did not realise what I did until this happened. It was not my intention to be racist, and my chatlogs and interactions in game shows it as I never did once reference race or RPed as anything to indicate discrimination in it.


Why you think you should be unbanned:   I think that I should be unbanned because I realise my fault and will not do it again. I will use a different name and while I try to be creative, will also be mindful of current affairs and how certain words could offend people. I do like this game and what if offers as there is something for anyone, and weird and funny events happen from time to time caused by the antagonist or even crew members. I will follow the rules and generally continue to roleplay the way I did, without the use of the name I had. 

As for whether the ban was justified, it probably is. A warning may have sufficed  for the first time but I can see why the ban occured. I am not from USA so I do not know how damaging that word specific is, but it must be quite bad for me to be banned for the first time. If not, perhaps considering giving a warning or at most a temp ban for those who may commit similar areas in the future. 


Anything else we should know: N/A


 

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I see absolutely no way that you had no idea what you were doing when you entered that name. That's pretty hard to prove though.

What's easy to prove though is you tried to evade your ban about thirty minutes after it was applied, so come back in six months (04/11/2023) with a voucher of good behavior from another SS13/SS14 server.

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