JohnDoom - game ban for asking admins to ban selfantags / John Doom#0178 - discord ban for asking PR to be reviewed

= For Discord ban =

Discord account: John Doom#0178
Date of ban: 11 June 2023
Events leading to the ban: Having completed my zombie PR, my first and only SS14 PR, I asked it to be reviewed. metalgearsloth asked me to implement a “friendlyfire faction component”, but it didn’t seem to make sense to me, because that component seems to be used only for AIs, while zombies are players. To avoid issues and hopefully make the PR easier to review, I changed it to one single vital edit and asked for review again. After 2 weeks of work, having not received a reply yet, I asked on Discord too, where I was told, not very politely, to just wait, as PRs take lots of time to be reviewed. After some days, I found out another developer was making a similar PR, except this one was getting reviewed constantly. I felt betrayed and expressed my concerns to that developer. metalgearsloth stepped in and threated to close my PR if he heard me complain about my PR anymore. I just flat out told him what I thought was going on: that his threat was useless since they had already decided to replace my PR, and that they were favouring only an inner-circle of developers. He closed my PR and even banned me from Discord. I told him that this last decision to ban me from Discord made no sense. Then he banned me from SS14’s Github too.
Reason the ban should be removed: No matter how you view it, metalgearsloth’s decision to ban me from both Discord and Github, like a criminal, is beyond any reason: there is not a single rule I could’ve ever broken that make metalgearsloth’s decision any sense at all and his justifications are empty.

= For game ban =

Ban reason: “Unpleasant to deal with on github and ingame.”
Length of ban: “This ban will only be removed via appeal.”
Events leading to the ban: I’ve asked admins to ban these self-antaging characters: Kobe Free, Desmond, Joe Stucker(?), Lennox, Thominson(?). All of them were witnessed by other players too. Getting no answer, I asked again at each game end, thinking messages I sent were wiped out after each game. After a few games, admin metalgearsloth stepped in and banned me saying i was spamming admins and because of what happened with Github. He didn’t ban the self-antags, as far as I know.
Reason the ban should be removed: It’s complete admin abuse. I try to report self-antags to help the players and the game, and I get banned instead. It’s clear to me that metalgearsloth has a personal vendetta against me and, after closing my PR, banning me from Discord and Github, he now dosen’t even want me to play SS14 at all.

I think regardless of your situation you sent at least five messages one after another demanding admins ban three named people without explaining anything, even though you have been around long enough to know ahelps get relayed to the discord.


Then you proceeded to complain in OOC that you’re going to metagrudge people, then you called the admin “scum” after they tried to tell you where your behavior was being problematic. I’d give you the same if you came out of the gate swinging at me like that too. Your behavior on the github could also be described as problematic at minimum.

Denied. Cool off for a week and then reappeal.

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