request neptun be banned

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request neptun be banned
« on: June 13, 2023, 03:20:01 pm »
Neptun had previously questioned why we had the no racism rule. It was explained to them that its because we don't want to drive people away who might be offended by it.

Yesterday, Neptun made an nword joke.  very mild, but it resulted in someone being driven away.

They have accepted their guilt and accepted any punishment up to maximum.

Today, they re-iterated that have not understood the point of the rule, or don't care about the rule.

I request they be banished to prisoners island

Re: request neptun be banned
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2023, 03:21:12 pm »
If anyone has the chat log, I would appreciate u upload it as evidence.

Re: request neptun be banned
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2023, 03:21:55 pm »
Y'all make me sad.
use Foon™

Re: request neptun be banned
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2023, 03:23:17 pm »
i suggest six months probation consisting of read-only access in #wetfish and they can carry on in #freefish and #botspam (which is already pretty much their blog)

Re: request neptun be banned
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2023, 12:22:36 am »
i suggest six months probation consisting of read-only access in #wetfish and they can carry on in #freefish and #botspam (which is already pretty much their blog)

cool idea, this seems reasonable, but I would like to see a couple other people's opinions before making a final decision

if nobody else has any input before the solstice (june 21) I will enforce this judgement by default

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Re: request neptun be banned
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2023, 12:21:35 pm »
objection, i'd like to see actual logs posted here before any judgment is enforced

Re: request neptun be banned
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2023, 12:38:24 pm »
Oops, thought this was in SP.  I'd like to hear why neptun believes what they believe and see if they'd be willing to abide by the rule despite any objection to it.  Otherwise, I think the suggested punishment is appropriate.  If you'd like to read my original response and maybe riff on it yourself it is here.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2023, 12:47:54 pm by Diabolizer »
aka luke

Re: request neptun be banned
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2023, 01:01:38 pm »
Receipts were requested.
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Jun 12 21:46:58 <neptun>    i wonder what kinds of things kate could get away with while everybody else is watching anime
Jun 12 21:47:33 <neptun>    "mods are watching anime, post _____________"
Jun 12 21:47:54 <neptun>    post the n word
Jun 12 21:48:13 <neptun>    apparently you're allowed to use the n word on here if you're not insulting anybody with it
Jun 12 21:48:23 <neptun>    but i still don't feel comfortable doing that
Jun 12 21:48:35 <neptun>    thus i use "the n word"
Jun 12 21:49:16 <blubb> backlog exists though
Jun 12 21:49:23 *   MechOnGrt has quit (Ping timeout: 255 seconds)
Jun 12 21:49:27 <neptun>    tru
Jun 12 21:49:46 <neptun>    if you're active enough nobody will read it, though
Jun 12 21:50:20 <blubb> tru
Jun 12 21:50:30 <dlarghuge> i dont want that stuff to be here tho
Jun 12 21:51:17 <neptun>    what, nigger, or overly active chat logs?
Jun 12 21:52:17 <dlarghuge> you know which
Jun 12 21:52:41 <neptun>    i legit don't, but i'm guessing the n word
Jun 12 21:53:17 <dlarghuge> thats right
and then
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Jun 12 22:15:33 <Old-Ben-Jabroni>   Could we not use the n word?
Jun 12 22:17:35 <ceph>  Where?
Jun 12 22:18:38 <Mozai> 7742/8299 subreddits in the protest
Jun 12 22:19:16 <Mozai> Could we not name he-who-must-not-be-named
Jun 12 22:20:33 <rustacean> Wait there are 8299 subreddits total?
Jun 12 22:20:39 <rustacean> What's that number
Jun 12 22:20:46 <Anomaly>   that's up from last night
Jun 12 22:20:47 <rustacean> Is that uncertainty between 7742 and 8299
Jun 12 22:21:03 <Old-Ben-Jabroni>   Mozai: you object?
Jun 12 22:21:22 <Mozai> this is the fourth time I've had to say "that's the # of subreddits who pledged, not the # of all subreddits"
Jun 12 22:22:03 <Mozai> Old-Ben, no, you subject, it object.
Jun 12 22:22:31 <rachel>    anime
Jun 12 22:23:48 <Old-Ben-Jabroni>   let me rephrase: do you have a problem with me requesting not using the n word in chat, or is n-word use just generally accepted?
Jun 12 22:24:59 <Old-Ben-Jabroni>   as a black-tran (tm) I'm generally not a fan of it, and like to know if it's use is a big thing in the spaces I inhabit
Jun 12 22:25:51 <Old-Ben-Jabroni>   but I'm asking, so that I don't waste my time making a big stink of it if it's easier just to find other places to lurk
Jun 12 22:26:03 <Rothen>    No problem with requesting it, and I second the request.
Jun 12 22:26:17 <Anomaly>   it doesn't get used that much
Jun 12 22:26:26 <Anomaly>   I can't remember the last time anyone said it
Jun 12 22:26:27 <Rothen>    neptun, can you not? Not about to break out the banhammer, but plz no
Jun 12 22:26:44 <rustacean> Mozai: nice, now you have a third statistic to keep track of
Jun 12 22:31:33 <ceph>  You ever hear of queenballing
Jun 12 22:31:48 <neptun>    Rothen: rachel literally told me it was allowed. .-.
Jun 12 22:32:02 <Old-Ben-Jabroni>   ah, okay
Jun 12 22:32:04 <Old-Ben-Jabroni>   well, that sucks
Jun 12 22:32:26 <Old-Ben-Jabroni>   So long, and thanks for all the fish!
Jun 12 22:32:27 <Rothen>    It is, technically, but the fact that we're not willing to ban words doesn't mean it's not frowned on.
Jun 12 22:32:36 *   Old-Ben-Jabroni has quit (Quit: leaving)
...and then there was a netsplit.  when people got back together...
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Jun 12 22:34:18 <dlarghuge> wow neptun you chased off someone who could string a couple sentences together
Jun 12 22:55:21 <rachel>    neptun: so it looks like you made a n-word joke and offended someone
Jun 12 22:55:35 <neptun>    yup.
Jun 12 22:55:43 <rachel>    maybe you shouldn't do that
Jun 12 22:55:51 <neptun>    maybe i shouldn't do that
Jun 12 23:00:29 <dlarghuge> it wasn't just that, neptun made it bigoted by doubling down with the stupid upside down emoticon after it was clear what was happening,
Jun 12 23:01:04 <dlarghuge> if it was somehow not bigoted to begin with
Jun 12 23:01:15 <rachel>    and then said I allowed it, even though it's explicitly against the rules
I didn't see an "upside-down emoticon, but I'm not using matrix.

It looks like it wasn't neptun's use of the word -- as an example, not as an invective -- it was neptun's false claim that rachel told him it's okay to use the word casually.  Old-Ben took it as truth, felt that was a sign they'd encounter more distressing language here, and decided to leave.

Re: request neptun be banned
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2023, 01:14:22 pm »
Yeah, that is pretty obnoxious.  6 months.  3 months if neptun writes wetfish an apology and agrees not to do it again.  If they do, 3 more months.
aka luke

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Re: request neptun be banned
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2023, 04:41:12 pm »
i'm willing to give some lenience to neptun re: rachel saying it's ok, i think in the past at least rachel has said that it's okay to use it in a limited way so long as you're not being racist, even as a joke
the rules certainly reflect that sense
at the same time, neptun's use was nonchalant at best, and neptun's reaction to the overall situation has been very nonchalant
neptun has shown no interest (imo) in trying to make up for their behavior, make amends, or shown any kind of real remorse
because of that and until genuine remorse is shown, i support the punishment
i think not showing remorse shows that you don't particularly value your place here in this community, not your access to it, and certainly not the people you have ticked off (and the person you have caused to leave)
if you don't value your place in the community, then when push comes to shove, don't expect to keep it

this is the most insane thing i've read in a while
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2023, 07:00:35 pm »
20:08 <neptun> i'd rather live in a world of my own design anyway. perhaps i don't belong here.
20:09 <neptun> recently i haven't been liking wetfish as much as i used to
20:09 <neptun> it's like y'all have no potential
20:12 <neptun> i don't feel any remorse and i decided to not hide that fact
20:12 <neptun> maybe it's because y'all aren't real to me anymore
20:13 <neptun> y'all stopped being real after 2020. that's when i first started to believe that something other than a normal world was going on.
20:14 <neptun> yet i've known y'all since 2016 so i've got 4 years of real friendships going on
20:14 <neptun> and 3 years of fake ones.
20:16 <neptun> i'm sorry it had to be this way.
20:16 <neptun> but i don't feel anything.

do they mean "real" in the colloquial sense of "keeping it real", or, I suspect, the literal sense of "all of you are NPCs and made up in a simulation and I'm the only real person here"