IC NAME: UwU (as a mime)
BYOND KEY: Wilchen
DATE OF BAN: 2020-08-03
DURATION OF BAN: 6 months
ADMIN BYOND KEY: Sergei Koralev
REASON FOR BAN: “Made “uwu” as a mime name. No, just no. Appeal specifically to KMC.”
YOUR APPEAL: I joined the round as a mime named uwu. I received an ahelp from Sergei saying the name is against the rules.
He cited the roleplay rule #3:
Use a reasonable, lore-friendly character name.
Your character must have a unique first and last name. One-word nicknames are allowed inside the name (e.g. Derek ‘Double-D’ Donahue, Jane ‘Crusher’ Sanchez) . Ranks, titles, honorifics, offensive, famous and/or pop-culture names are not allowed (e.g. Dr John Smith, Barack Obama, Lt John Doe, Adolf Hitler). Clowns, mimes, and wizards do not have to follow this rule.
However, the rule makes it clear at the end that clowns, mimes, and wizards are exempt from the rule about names. While my name was weird, it was clearly permitted.
The rules are on my side, and the ban should never have been applied in the first place.
It is important to point out that this ban is baseless. The ban reasons says, “no, just no” as the justification for the ban.
It seems apparent Sergei did not cite a rule because the rule which he used to ban me is actually the one that vindicates me.
Lastly, even if you are to argue that the rules don’t matter (for whatever reason), a HALF YEAR ban is incredibly harsh. Even a day ban would be pushing it.
There are other options available to admins who disagree with a player’s naming choices, specifically name bans which force random name every round.
In conclusion, there is no basis for this incredibly harsh and unfair ban, as my actions were completely within the rules. I ask that the ban be lifted.