Icepick - Harmless Syndicate gift causes Meatfriending ban

Ban reason: Using Info from past life. Metafriending.
Length of ban: 1,440 minutes, untill Janurary 1st.

Events leading to the ban: This happened on Levi, Myself and my IGN Friend (ICN - Mike) like to get rare or contraband clothing. We go for Nanotrasen jumpsuits, ERT hardsuits or try to collect Syndicate clothing from the station, stuff like that. We met IC and became friends IC over a lot of shifts, never speaking off platform till right now actually. Today, I joined Levi as a Scientist, and a Syndicate, I never play syndicate and don’t know why it was even on. I arrive at the station and check my objectives: “Protect the Clown”, that’s it, one objective that stayed green during and up to my ban. As I was walking around the station I was reading the radio. Apparently my friend Mike(Atmos Engi), was talking with a Friendly Blood-red that was just chilling in Atmos. Seeing that there was a non-arrested nor bwoinked Blood-red (He was actively talking in Common) I decided to go up to Mike and check it out, as I was walking I realized I could give him clothes from my uplink. I reached Atmos and told him to let me in, once we were inside I opened my uplink and looked at what I could give him. I was looking for something that I knew was harmless and he couldn’t abuse, I purchased a Chameleon Shirt and gave it to him, saying that I had a gift. I told him that “I was never here”, and to be quiet. Before giving this to him, I would like to mention that he already had a Syndicate gas mask, likely from the Friendly Blood-red. Soon-after I leave, I get bwoinked, asking why I gave him the shirt with little IC interaction. I tell them that my mentioned IC (radio and speaking to him) and ex-IC (earlier shift) interactions were what caused me to do this, and my choice of a harmless  Chameleon shirt was on purpose, I agreed that if (reasonable) punishment was necessary I wouldn’t object. I said that I’d understand if it was a Antag, or round removal. After couple minutes without a response, I went to Science to do my job. after getting irradiated by bananium I went to medical and got banned.

Reason the ban should be removed: I believe that due to the events already happening on the station I should not be game banned, An antag ban would be reasonable though as a syndicate doing that is questionable. The friendly Blood-red is the only thing that caused me to do this, I likely would not have even spent my TC during the shift, as all I had to do was hope the Clown would stay alive, if he were to die I would just wait untill evac. Trying to rescue a likely already found out syndie is not easy. Metafriending is a very odd term, people break this all the time, Me and my friend purposefully meeting up at the start of the shift while being different jobs would break that. Us meeting to do non-job RP , like trying to get ERT hardsuits from CC would likely break that.
I also told the admin that I can go retrieve the chem shirt multiple times, aswell as taking fault multiple times, I think the GAME ban was excessive, but a round removal (doesnt matter now) or antag ban is reasonable


(This is from when I found him in the discord, and also my first time messaging him off SS14)

I have decided to reject your appeal on this occasion. For additional information, metafriending refers to giving people preferential treatment in game due to you being friends (whether this be in game or in real life).

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