- Aug 6, 2022
This appeal is not only for my request to be unmuted but to consider my opinion on cowboy as a new trial admin. I have been banned by cowboy twice since I have joined this community, lets break down these bans so I can further explain my side. The first ban is understandable but still a little strict for my FIRST ban on the server. This first ban went as follows, I was being admittedly pretty loud and I was talking over warden but the whole server was still joking around with me, so for me to be the only one to be banned out of the entire server feels as if cowboy is being strict for a video game and I know that this server has rules and I follow them to my best ability but it seems cowboy is VERY strict with enforcing these rules. Besides that I was mic banned for 12 hours for my first "offense". I waited it out and I went on with my life. but lets review the second and more egregious ban. today as of August, 5 2022 12:40 pm, I have been permantely banned from the mic because "loud mic/ mic spam." Let's start at the beginning, I was playing as usual and having a lot of fun, not only me but once again I was fooling around with the whole server and being in cowboys words as "mic spamming and loud mic", now when he first joined I was talking a lot but once I saw the warning to stop "over talking warden" I gave the warden his time to talk and then continued to talk with the rest of the server. I see this as following the rules while also having fun with the server. But Cowboy didn't see it this way and perma mic banned me, He then says something along the lines of "I warned you three times to stop" so I scrolled up in the chat and initially only saw one admin chat and it wasn't addressing me, but I scroll up further and I see a whole paragraph warning me about the risk of a perma mute if I continue to be loud, so I would reasonably stop being "loud" and obey his warning, but as I didn't even see these very quick and short messages because not only was the chat not in my vision at the time but it was scrolling very quickly and it is the same color as trade chat so I never saw these messages warning me about a permanate ban. I then quickly protested in the chat after being perma banned and I said some short tempered responses. Then after perma banning me he simply said "use !calladmin if you guys need anything, I'm hopping off." and then leaves the server without even considering to revoke my perma ban. I stand behind one message that I sent, instead of sending quick and short messages about a perma ban from mic on a very busy and loud server that he should just simply use voice chat and warn me in a much more audible voice. i believe that Cowboy is a very unqualified trial admin as shown throught this whole appeal, he has been VERY quick to ban someone even if the whole server is being just as loud and goofy as I'm being, he seems very strict and stuck in his ways as he seems to say that those 2 or so short messages qualify as a "warning". this is still only my second "offense" and hes already perma banned me. I'm not asking him to be stripped of his trial admin title but please review your trial admins better incase we have a wild trial admin on a power trip in a silly game like Team Fortress 2.