Blockquote " If you admit to the wrongdoing, I do not understand what argument can you be trying to make at all ."
The argument here is the actions you took to get your point across. I find it rude and disrespectful that absolutely nothing was said between us, you disabled Deadchat only to target me and Cassie451 (maybe others as well, it’s only us two as far as I’m concerned) with a note for a rule that did not exist until this report was made. You have easy access to mute specific players, you had time to speak with us about our wrong doings while the round went on yet you chose to do it one of the rudest ways possible I have seen from a member of staff. It should not be how efficient you are with dealing with troublemakers, it should be how knowledgeable and understanding the player is after a brief talk with them so they don’t do the same rule breach.
Blockquote " Rules cannot possibly cover every possible situation. They are applied as intended, with judgment calls made as necessary. The actual wording of rule 3 - which I would not quote verbatim on the grounds of obscenity - is as broad as it is brief, but it makes the point: do not act in manner purposefully irritating other players. Spamming, as far as I am concerned, has always been covered under that rule - now, thankfully, it is explicit, but there is nothing sudden about it."
Clearly it did not “make the point” if Spam had to be made as a recently added Rule 3. So yes, it is sudden, maybe not to you but to the public who will look at this and go “Wait when was this
added?” As of today, after my staff report against you, this is a new rule that was made, that is the fact I am pointing out.
Blockquote " It should not take more than one . Fourteen lines is half of the chat on my screen. That is extremely excessive and extremely irritating - for no actual constructive purpose. It ought to be punished, because it ought to never happen at all."
Keep in mind, my screenshots above prove and verify this, that these spammed macro actions are condensed with a multiplier. If it clogs the game panel then what am I supposed to say? During my time as a Moderator since you brought up my previous position as staff, I didn’t have the best experience and during my time, it was close to my removal date when I started learning and pulling logs. I do not have the most or best knowledge when it comes to this gray area and I do not have any memory of seeing macros spammed. So as a player now, how would I know how the game panel works OR whatever your settings are that allows you to see something different than my screenshots of Cassie451 using their macros. To add to this, I say 14 lines, not of them saying their macros 14 times but the start of their spam to wherever they stopped.
Blockquote “Informative note is the least punishment there is. Be it up to me, it would be treated in the same manner as EORG: no questions asked, one click, one ban. As it is, all I can do is make a note and move along to the next issue in need of handling.”
There is nothing informative about this note at a quick glance. This is not an EORG offense. Its now, suddenly, a Rule 3 offense but there’s nothing stating what rule I breached in my note.
Blockquote “Because I assume that our players have a modicum of common sense and actual manners to behave.”
This false assumption to place on every single player in the community shows you have poor judgment and lack of duty to spend a moment with players, while the round was still ongoing, to inform them about a non-existent rule until after this staff report became live and explain why this behavior is not allowed. You were disrespectful and rude to not elaborate anything and slap me with a 8 word note about “Do not spam” with no visible sign that says “Hey this guy broke Rule 3” because this now public ruling was not made but now it is.
Blockquote " Once again, as far as I am concerned, spamming has always been against the rules, as long as “do not be an annoyance” has been a part of the rules."
Correction, “Don’t be a dick” is the main concept of Rule 3. There is nothing under the category of the rule that says you can’t be annoying. Maybe being annoying is my character’s trait by pestering the Commander. Frankly Deadchat is probably the equivalent to Discord’s LRC with how much of a nuisance players are from salt to reposting what people say in-game but suddenly after months of this fabricated rule even before January, this has been something I do a lot, pressing my macro to spam maybe 8-11 times because it was fun and there were absolutely zero problems that occurred until now, because “I annoyed you” apparently under what you believe Rule 3 is and without informing me how it was annoying.
Blockquote “I asked for it to be clarified, because apparently it somehow still needs clarification for certain players. In my logs, my previous request to “have spamming explicitly mentioned somewhere in the rules” dates to January and contains a mention of me asking staff of various levels for some months prior to that.”
It’s disappointing that it took a Staff Report for an entirely new rule to be made on the spot to justify you are in the right. That is another issue I now have with the actions taken, it was not public knowledge and made public after this report went live.
Blockquote “You have been on staff yourself. You know how a shortage of hands to take care of everything in the round feels. You know how rules are applied as they are intended, even if they do not explicitly spell everything to the letter of every possible application. There is no need to suddenly portray me as trying to bend and break them as I see fit for… doing something we all are doing in every single case.”
There have been nights where I was alone but that’s why I signed up, to help players out with issues that cannot be handled in-character. When it comes to rules, yes not every single thing is listed, but I followed the procedures of what rules are listed, not the non-existent listed ones.
I have no issues or frustrations towards the staff team after about 6 months of being let go but your actions and interactions, not only to me but what people post on Discord about you being plain rude to people, puts a negative view on your peers. I want to trust the volunteers who moderate the game giving their time to ensure we have the best experience possible but with what I’ve seen on Discord and what actions you took against me and Cassie451 last night, going as far as getting a new rule made, makes me believe the staff members we have now are disrespectful and untrustworthy. Plus this now gives me a sense of worry when I see you within “Staffwho” because your actions are shown to have a negative impact on community members. It’s unfair for me to make this observation because I would like to believe you’re a cool guy but this level of disrespect when it comes to interactions with players should be investigated.