Banned from Internode CSS Servers

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  1. HyDrA

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    Just to be clear, I am not a get out of jail free card ;)

    I would still ask that people use the ban appeal system. If you're nice and well spoken (typed?) you'll increase your chances of getting unbanned. The worst thing you can do for your case is abuse an admin :thumbup:
     
  2. Linkin

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    Thanks again buddy, it's appreciated :)
     
  3. Randy_Chuggs

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    Hey HyDrA, about 2 years ago I was perma banned from GON servers for saying "efukt" or something like that. A few months ago I was unbanned (or there was an error in the system or something, I could temporarily join GON servers). Do you think there's a chance I could be unbanned if I try appeal again? I thought being an Internode Customer they'd give a little leeway, but apparently not :(
     
  4. Pinkeh

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    Optus used to ban spamming of all kinds because it was a nuisance. The length of the ban depends on the severity of the situation. Mic spamming could be a kick / repeat nusiance: 24H ban. A group of players exploiting a known bug in the game to crash the server: 1 Week Ban. Cheating: Permabanned.

    Those of you who think abuse, harassment, racism, discrimination, cheating, being a nuisance is alright on game servers need your heads checked. If you did this on OCAU mods here would issue bans too.

    Most people fuming over a ban has at some point cheated in one game or another. Sometimes game admins apply a range of IP bans to stop attacks or repeat offenders (whether it is effective remains to be seen).

    I remember Optus CS at some point applied a block on a game cafe because of the number of people cheating from that address using multiple keys. Tough beans on the internet cafe till they sorted out their shit. :p

    The least the OP can do as suggested above is contact Internode game admins on their forums to find out what the ban was for. http://games.on.net/pages.php?page=appeal
     
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  5. Shreaver

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    Appealing means sucking up. I changed my name to Fucktruck. What did I do? I apologized and explained that it was a light hearted joke with no intention or level of harm towards anyone. Then I apologized again.

    One day later, ban lifted.
     
  6. frenzal

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    I wonder if/when Australia gets an R18 classification whether a less draconian approach will be taken to game that receive that classification. Eg allow swear words/inappropriate content as it can be assumed that all users are over 18 and the "think of the children" excuse isn't valid.
     
  7. Shreaver

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    Will people who sound 13 get banned? Similar to the earlier suggestion that pictures of women with small chests is like viewing child porn?
     
  8. Pinkeh

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    No. Because your individual actions on a game server has nothing to do with the Australian classifications system. By joining a game server you are bound by any rules governed by the service provider, not the Classifications board.

    I also recommend you read the aims and objectives of the Australian classifications review, because you seem severely misguided about the purpose of the classifications system (from your post).
     
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  9. tompee

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    Is that a fact. :Where's the wanking emoticon gone? doh: This will have to suffice :thumbdn:

    I really dislike this kind of argument... would you call it a preemptive ad-hom or something? Like those who say "the only ones who whinge about privacy are the ones who have something to hide", or "people who complain that speed camera's are revenue raisers just need to learn to obey the rules".

    I've never cheated, never got a speeding fine or traffic infringement, and I don't have anything to hide. But that shouldn't matter anyway when I'm making an argument when discussing these things.
     
  10. b00gs

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    Yep, I was perma banned from their BF2 servers for spawning on my squad leader who was glitching in a spot.
     
  11. andyroo54

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    I think I got banned once. But I just sent them an email telling them I was sorry (I wasn't) I called someone a fuck **** and also that I was a customer and they unbanned me.
     
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    No way I know you from toymods.. Celica XX just like my old beast.
     
  13. Pinkeh

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    It's just how I've experienced the local gaming scene. I spent 6 years as a gameadmin for several Australian games server providers. Pretty much most who come to whinge on OCAU/Whirlpool about another games service provider have a record of bad behaviour / cheating. If its a cheat ban, evidence is usually provided to support a ban at the appeals process. If it's bad behaviour, those are usually temporary bans depending on the severity.

    People get banned for cheating. They appeal. Most cheat bans will never get overturned because volunteer game admins do a pretty thorough job for most service providers (particularly manual bans where evidence was collected). Being a large game service provider i'd expect Internode to be pretty fast responding to an appeal.

    Steam/PB bans are an entirely separate beast.

    Where do people who get caught cheating vent their anger? Game forums.
    Most game admins will also watch the same local forums. :rolleyes: There are probably internode admins reading now. :wired:
    The appeals process for Internode was already mentioned in my earlier post.

    Also, both of your statements in your post are strawman arguements / logical fallacies.


    The first one is incorrect because privacy law in Australia concerns the collection, storage and disclosure of information by government departments and commercial entities which contain information deemed private in nature (personal identities, photographs, information of a personal nature, confidential information/opinions). People who would complain about the privacy act are concerned about the level of security and encryption of stored information; and how it would be used by government and commercial enterprise? I'm certain that passwords are something you want to hide? When was the last time you entered bank passwords and tax details over an unsecured connection?

    The second one is incorrect because fixed speed cameras are normally installed as a means to enforce speed limits on specific high accident lengths of road and other high risk locations. Although I agree, people who operate a motor vehicle should obey the speed limit? If they observered the speed limit and adhered to conditions of the road and the literal fact that there is a fixed speed camera in operation, they would not have breached the road rules regulations and received a speeding ticket?
     
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  14. SpudBoy

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    that is a very narrow minded view of how the gaming community works.


    it was rampant in CS and CS:S where players were given admin and then they abused their power. (especially in original cs)

    it was a case of - dont question the admin as they will ban you if you try.
    alternatively - dont headshot the admin with a para from 200+yds or they will ban you.

    dont lodge a grenade into an admins shoulder so they cant move or they ban you.

    etc.

    they just got butthurt from people that actually had skill.

    nobody bitches about getting banned if they deserved it.
     
  15. proffesso

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    what is a newfag and sif ?
     
  16. SpudBoy

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    yep - you answered it =3
     
  17. proffesso

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    it says your 28 in your profile

    surely that's wrong
     
  18. JoJoker

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    This.

    Gtfo with this 4chan bs.
     
  19. Dodoman

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    OCAU is no better than 4chan sometimes. Get off your high horses.

    I got banned for a week once for racism - I used "The Coon" as a nick after watching the South Park ep. I had no idea it was racist (there's a cheese brand called coon :wired:), just thought it would be funny to whoever had watched that episode. I appealed, explained why I chose the name and the ban was lifted within a day.
     
  20. SpudBoy

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    believe it or not, those terms did not originate on 4chan.

    but then again. that would assume you understood the internet.
     

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