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Discipline Appeal Rules

Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by Vacate, Sep 28, 2016.

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    Click here to make an appeal. Posting inappropriate appeals may result in an infraction. Read all of the rules below before posting any appeal.

    If the link does not work, go to the Discipline Appeals forum.


    Rules:
    • Only appeal for server-wide punishments (locks, global bans, namelocks) here.
    • For room-specific infractions, use /roomauth roomname to locate room staff and contact them. Room Owners are the final authority in their rooms.
    • Repeated offenses decrease tolerance and the chance of appeal success. This is especially true for permalocks; don't appeal them unless 2+ months have passed since your most recent misbehavior.
    • Don't post an appeal if you yourself were punished for linking a shock or porn site. We won't unban you, but the punishment will go away in around a week.
    • If you are locked under "#hostfilter", you are using a proxy or VPN. Don't post an appeal; instead, turn off your proxy, fully log out (clicking the "log out" button), and reconnect.
    • Don't post multiple appeals for the same punishment.
    • If you are punished under a username you do not recognize, do the following based on your punishment:
    • If you are permabanned, make an appeal here, and explain your situation.
    • If you are banned, follow the same steps as permabans, but know that we will only unban if we can confirm you used a public network. If we cannot, you must wait until it expires.
    • If you are permalocked, it is fastest to private message a global staff member (any @-moderator in the Help room) on Showdown. They will check your story, and unlock you if it is clear. You may also make an appeal, but you will likely have to wait longer.
    • If you are locked or weeklocked, follow the same steps as permalocks, but know that we will only unban if we can confirm you used a public network. If we cannot, you must wait until it expires.
    • As a disclaimer, you're responsible for everything on your account and IP. We reserve the right to not unban you early for activity on either. Keep your username secure; we will not unban you because your brother got on your account and did something stupid, for example.
    • We do not simply ban individual usernames because this leniency would not be secure. It would encourage risky behavior and let offenders escape punishment by changing their usernames.

    If you are using the Discipline Appeals forum, follow the following format:
    • The username of the staff member who banned you (if applicable)
    • The username you were using yourself when you were banned
    • A screenshot of what happened, if possible. If not, then try to describe your side of the situation. In extreme cases, our administrators have access to logs.
    Did you read it? All of it? Did you really? You're probably a liar, but we'll find out in a minute. Click here to create your thread.

    Written by Trickster and Tiksi.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 19, 2017
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