[GoodSoups] - [Non-targeted OOC sexual joke]

Ban reason: Zero tolerance in OOC “If sex is illegal then I’m a fuckin war criminal”
Length of ban: Indefinite
Events leading to the ban: Someone in the post-game OOC chat said “Sex is now illegal” so I responded with “If sex is illegal then I’m a fuckin war criminal”
Reason the ban should be removed: I’m brand new to this game and am unfamiliar with the general rules of etiquette.  I do recall seeing a “No ERP” rule and didn’t think this fell under that or the “Hate speech/Discriminatory language” rule, so I do apologize for misunderstanding. I see similar statements in chat all the time and figured it was normal for this game’s atmosphere as well. I’ve never received a warning or anything like that before except for an erroneous admin message saying my name was “out of RP”. I don’t have a problem adapting my behavior going forward, my bad for not knowing beforehand. 

Given that this is your first offence, and you have a clear record as far as warnings and bans. I will be lifting this ban. 

Bare in mind, Refering to sexual acts or the act of sex in general would fall under our ERP rules. 

Insults such as “Suck my dick” or “Dickhead” are seen as just insults, however this is because of the comonplace usage of them in general arguements. 

If you are ever uncertain about the validity of a statement, please ask in Ahelp before you say so. otherwise it would be best to avoid saying them. 

Do note, that future incidents with regards to ERP content or our Zero Tolerance rules will be much harder to appeal. 

Appeal accepted. Have a nice day.

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