Spookyskelington: Racial Slur

Ban reason: Racial Slur
Length of ban: Permenant
Events leading to the ban: If I recall correctly, I got into a feud with botany that round as a passenger/assistant botanist beat me into crit a couple of times. Eventually it culminated in my character going to sec and the botanist followed some words were exchanged and eventually my character called the botanist who was playing the lizard species a “Ligger” and wandered off. I was not bwoinked during the round or after the round and played several rounds a couple days after. 
Reason the ban should be removed: I understand the implications behind the ban and why it was placed, but I think it a little unrealistic  to equate fictional racism with actual real life racism. A fictional slur against a fictional race of alien lizards really isn’t the same thing as an actual racial slur that causes real hurt to an actual marginalized group of people. The fictional lizard people are not real and I don’t think it hurts anyone to use a made up word.  My character calling the fictional lizard man this word really can’t be compared to an actual usage of an actually hurtful racial slur in my opinion. It honestly takes away from people who have experienced actual racism and trivializes the hurt people experience in real life to treat a fictional word the same as you would a real life slur. Real racism involves real people, the lizard my character said this to is not a real person and the racial slur used is not a real racial slur perpetuating real life discrimination or hurt. 

Unsurprisingly players often use “fake racism” as a stand-in for real racism and use that as justification to attack or conflict with players exclusively based on the race they decided to play. Regardless of your philosophy on who is being hurt by the slur usage, it is absolutely against our rules.

On 10/6/2023 at 9:06 PM, lonesoldier55 said:

Unsurprisingly players often use “fake racism” as a stand-in for real racism and use that as justification to attack or conflict with players exclusively based on the race they decided to play. Regardless of your philosophy on who is being hurt by the slur usage, it is absolutely against our rules.

 I don’t appreciate you implying I am a racist myself by lumping me in with that statement, I’d prefer you outright state such instead of dancing around it. 

I apologize for any rule breakage and it won’t happen again, but I’m not here appealing this to debate semantics and I suspect neither are you. I accept the rule breakage, I’ve not tried to ban evade and I don’t intend to stir problems.  I would very much appreciate being given a second chance but the ultimate authority would be you.

I didn’t imply anything; I merely explained why we enforce the rule the way we do.

The admin team has decided to reject this appeal, you can submit another appeal in 2 weeks time.

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