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caketastydelish v. bootstoots

Discussion in 'Infraction Review' started by illram, Apr 5, 2016.

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  1. illram

    illram Moderator Moderator

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    Caketastydelish is appealing the following infraction:

    All relevant PMs are above. As you can see, Cake's appeal is based on his assertion that this was made on April Fools, he is known for making jokes like that, it wasn't that bad, and he is middle eastern.

    My take: first of all this is an RD thread about Islam, so a higher standard applies. Under that standard, even if we accept as true everything Cake said, this is non-substantive spam warranting points.

    However I don't think any of Cake's points have merit anyway and a trolling infraction (if not a ban) is warranted under our rules for RD posts.
    (a) April fool's day is not a license to troll or make offensive posts, the forum's rules apply 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and I fail to see how this is any sort of "prank" or anything remotely close to an April Fool's jest;
    (b) a poster's history of trolling only means the poster is more likely deserving of infraction, not less (and Cake does have an infraction history);
    (c) I see zero humor in the "joke," it is in incredibly poor taste at best; and finally,
    (d) being middle eastern is not license to troll middle easterners.

    So, I would vote to uphold.

    edit: Cake wanted to add two additional PM's to the record here:

    and

     
  2. ori

    ori Repair Guy Super Moderator

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    falls squarely into the realm of the "don't be a jerk" rule and should be grounds for a short term ban, points are a lenient way of dealing with it.

    I would uphold, though only because we don't do increasing penalties on appeal.
     
  3. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    Did he complete his discussion with Bootstoots before the appeal was commenced?
     
  4. illram

    illram Moderator Moderator

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    Yes. 5 char
     
  5. Rob (R8XFT)

    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    So part of his defence is that he's known for this type of post? He sure is. Uphold.
     
  6. leif erikson

    leif erikson Game of the Month Fanatic Administrator Supporter GOTM Staff

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    Agree with all of this.

    Vote to uphold.
     
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    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    I concur.
     
  8. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    In that case, I'd vote to uphold.
     
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