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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Sep 18 2017, 10:19 AM


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So are we just leaving it at this or should I blacklist the IP range to prevent alts and family share accounts?
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Sep 14 2017, 02:34 PM


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You'll have to wait 3 days until the admin that banned you shows up biggrin.gif
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Sep 14 2017, 08:58 AM


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QUOTE (The Malefic Trout @ Sep 14 2017, 08:39 AM) *
I personally am against blocking the entire IP range, solely because I don't want other players to be affected because of him.

By the way, while in theory VPN should cause massive pings - I've tested it myself many times and depending on the chosen server there would often barely be a difference (up to 10-15 ping up if I chose London for example). So we still can't do anything about it.

Edit: we probably shouldn't be giving him these ideas lul



Just for reference it's a geographic range, so it means blocking all people using that ISP within that city area. Still a bit of a sledgehammer to crack a nut

Regarding the VPN though, it's really easy to block VPN endpoints on the server.
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Sep 14 2017, 08:18 AM


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I've chosen not to read the posts after Tanz was ousted. As far as I'm concerned he's still banned, so there's little more to say.

Assuming Tanz with random accounts is becoming a problem, we could just block the entire ipbcc20ec1.dynamic.kabel-deutschland.de range. It might however effect a few other users, but would essentially mean Tanz could generate as many family share or alt accounts as he likes but would only be able to connect via a different ISP or a Proxy/VPN, (the latter in practice causes massive pings). Those options would essentially make the server unplayable for him.

Any thoughts?
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Sep 12 2017, 07:45 PM


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jebus, if I vote kicked everyone I didn't like the server would be empty tongue.gif
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Sep 12 2017, 07:44 PM


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Indeed this area shouldn't generally be reachable at this point, nor is it intended to be.

Having previously seen a spate of this, I've just issued bans for "glitching/map exploits" - usually to the tune of 7-30 days depending on what they're doing. (usually attacking people who are leaping up trying to reach them)
That being said if people appeal I usually lift the ban, with the understanding that they won't do it again.
If they get caught a second time it'll be a merry perma ban
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Sep 12 2017, 09:34 AM


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It is unfortunate that the US servers are becoming deserted, we're seeing a lot more players from the states joining us in Europe with bad pings.

The decision is justified in that we try and maintain a level of playability for the majority of the server, especially given the gamecode is running well past its limits at 64 players (but we like the battles at this amount!) whilst the server can handle some high pingers, as more join it increases the frame processing time on the server, which makes everyone's pings go up. The discernible effect of a large amount of high pingers on the server is it makes people warp a bit more. In a game based on reactions and timing this can be pretty bad.

The rules of the server state that anyone with a ping regularly above 180ms can be kicked. In the case of that person returning repeatedly with the same ping would be banned.

It's nothing personal, as mentioned we just need to ensure the majority of players on the server get the best gameplay they can.

Your IP looks like a western (Colorado?) type range, you could probably get better pings on East/Central/Western servers rather than in the UK and Europe
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Sep 6 2017, 03:14 PM


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can you check now if you're still banned? I cleared some of the bugged bans this morning
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Aug 25 2017, 01:00 PM


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Not mine, but from the logs

Year=2017,Month=8,DayOfWeek=1,Day=21,Hou
r=10,Min=48,Sec=16,MSec=874),
PlayerName="serge de schoorsteenveger",Reason="attacking allies"
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Aug 25 2017, 12:57 PM


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Not my ban, but was listed being for team damage, set to 41.6 days. (3600000 seconds)

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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Aug 14 2017, 10:12 AM


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It really bugs me when we try to go out of our way to keep the server adminned and adminned fairly in accordance with basic rules.

Then have some scrote merrily posting on steam forums, TB forums or wherever else about being banned for stupid reasons.
Your ban did not say you were kicked for "Cheating" - the reason pops up when you're kicked from game.

It's most frustrating because if an admin did kick someone for "cheating" I'd be wanting pretty concrete proof of it. If such ban reasons were being misused I'd be all over them.

Anyway if it was up to me, I'd leave this ban as permanent.

Not because you spouted racist language and were rightly banned, but being so sure of yourself to post a shitty "I did no wrong" on a public off site forum.
It's basic lies and it damages the reputation of clan who try to hold the rules to account.

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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jul 27 2017, 02:51 PM


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QUOTE (Silberio @ Jul 20 2017, 01:57 AM) *
The first week or so I stuffed my absolute ass with Taco Bell, Whataburger, Wendy's and Taco Palenque


QUOTE (Silberio @ Jul 20 2017, 08:20 PM) *
I shit napalm on a daily basis idk how these people do it


I found the problem! Spicy food goes in mouth not the ass! tongue.gif
Still, at least you don't reverse overhead biggrin.gif

You should just join the server from Texas. You'd still probably have a better internet connection than me tongue.gif
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jul 12 2017, 09:30 PM


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Never!
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jul 12 2017, 11:38 AM


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QUOTE (Raven @ Jul 11 2017, 08:59 PM) *
I play it smile.gif
got quite a few wins under my belt too


I've still yet to win a game sad.gif
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jul 10 2017, 10:44 AM


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I play. To be honest I think it's a much more fun version of miscreated/dayz. It forces people to move - to look for weapons/armour and equipment and not camp excessively.

Yes, there's some bugs and some lag, but generally think it's really good fun. Especially playing in a group
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jul 10 2017, 09:31 AM


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We can only unban based on the steam GUID (occasionally we make IP or IP range bans, but this is uncommon).

The ID that you've provided doesn't appear to be banned.
It also looks like an alt account.
Are you banned on the account you listed above or on a different main account?

Are you sure it's not this account that's banned? http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198017880385
If so the ban was for racist langauge: "Dikael",Reason="Racial Slurs (Cracky)",NetIDAsString="0x01100001036F2141")

(alt names: Dikael, Private pyle, Elendil, Elendir, Meadows, wurst, Dolemite, riasroc, wursten, Parappa)


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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jun 28 2017, 02:53 PM


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I'll do it. but will probably have to be early tmrw morning now
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jun 28 2017, 02:11 PM


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Within mere seconds I pegged you for someone trying to justify their actions by falling back on pedantic etymology. Was not disappointed.

The sort of person that argues that calling someone a faggot is in fact based on other word uses e.g. like a faggot being a meatball https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food) and therefore not homophobic slang at all

As marsche says, you were banned for using the term 'nig nog' - you chose that phrase without context instead of any other? Maybe such an expert in semantics, linguistics and the etymology of words as yourself would be aware of the connotations.

Regardless it's not really about the source of such phrases in their original usage, it's how they're viewed in common parlance. And that's precisely how it's viewed: you take the 64 players on the server and ask them what a nignog is, I doubt anyone will say "oh it obviously means "Nigmenog; a very silly Fellow" - the common interpretation is the 2nd meaning from your link and that's how it would be interpreted. As such the strict "no racist language" rules apply. Note: this means you were removed for using racist language, not for being a racist. From evidence, I can't tell if you're racist or not, just that you've used a term that would commonly be considered racist.

I'm curious if you'd call someone a 'nig nog' face to face then patronisingly explain to them it actually means fool? That's rhetoric, I don't really care: if you would, it would portray you as an arse and if you wouldn't it bolsters my point.


I note that when similar incidents have arisen in the past with other players, the appeals process has typically been either "sorry didn't realise the meaning" or "sorry it won't happen again" and have generally been unbanned at that point.

Regarding the removal of account, no. It'll just be marked as banned but not removed (so you don't have to worry about the temptation of further replies). You seem like the sort of person to go spouting garbage in the steam forums and reddit about how you got banned for having the name "Shub Niggurath" when in fact it was already explained it was for using the term "nig nog". Leaving the account in place means that anyone wishing for a second opinion on the matter can do a quick google of your steam account, read it themselves independently without the bias you or we are likely to apply.


Regardless of some of the tongue in cheek response, having read the thread from start to finish, I feel this thread as a whole reflects considerably more poorly on you than it does on SM and the admins that upheld our rules correctly here.

/Closing thread
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jun 24 2017, 09:39 AM


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So you intentionally team killed before the end of a game. You broke the rules and got a temp ban.

Intentional TKing is forbidden and we try to enforce this as strictly as possible. It's easiest to make it a simple no tolerance rule.
Often happens when one person starts TKing before the end of a round, other join in and it just become a clusterfuck. A few charming individuals will take this into the next round.
Then the usual playground accusations begin of who started it first etc.,
Additionally anyone unlucky enough to join around that time will just think the SM server is just another server that allows that sort of thing in general.

The server logs all IPs (as well as steam guids), this also goes for admin using kick/ban powers. It's a bit faffy but from my perspective I can find out who made a ban at a given time and we can often discuss such things in the members area.
Many admins do post who made the ban in the ban message, more for convenience when a ban appeal comes up. It's not however mandatory: all ban appeals should be done through the site for various reasons - it provides an audit/history, it allows oversight of otherclan members (so that we know one member isn't just ban happy) and finally the process wastes some time (the SM guys are here to play games too, each occasion they have to kick or ban they often have to take time out of their own games to do so)

We've seen it a few times where direct contact from the ban recipient usually ends in just insult slinging.

Regarding who is complained about most - it may just be the case that an admin that tends to be on without other admins earlier in the morning e.g. Xacobo might end up making more bans, certainly during that time of the day. Doesn't mean the bans are unjust.

If anyone thinks a ban was unjust the process is they can appeal it here in steps. Firstly with a vote on the ban from the whole clan, I can also look into bans more closely and finally an independent 3rd party.
Typically though, bans are 99% justified. As has happened on a couple of occasions admins that have made spurious bans or broken our rules are usually removed from the clan and banned from the servers. This in itself is pretty easy to police; general guests on the server are typically quite keen to screenshot/record an admin breaking the rules tongue.gif Happily it occurs infrequently.

So back to the point, you made a one-off TK? We do tend to find people that TK it's not generally a one off. Tip of the iceberg: for every 1 occasion of TKing an admin sees there's another 8 that they don't (and that's from taking a random 7pm match recording and playing it back through the SDK to see what the actual visibility rate is tongue.gif)

You broke the rules, you got a temp ban. I'd agree if the ban was permanent it'd be harsh. In your situation a kick or a temp ban is appropriate and in line with the rules. It is however, at the admins discretion.

Kicking is useful for one off behaviour problems. The other issue is regulars on the server - simply put if a level 5 joins the server and TKs it's a bit more forgivable. At the end of the day if someone breaks the rules we should take action, I'm generally not a fan of favouritism for regulars, quite the opposite: For a rank 50+ who, thanks to hundreds of hours logged on the server, must know the rules and has chosen to ignore them.


If it were me I probably also temp ban (not from the type or amount of the TKing, but because it was obviously intentional).
This topic as an appeal though, I'd not lift the ban early and given the content and lack of any contrition, I'd probably increase the ban by a f ew days to allow some time to consider the rules and why they're there.

However the ban was not made by me and a quick look, it looks like the ban has already expired, so this is probably a moot topic.
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jun 13 2017, 08:06 PM


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brb while I google mechatronics. Will be disappointed if it doesn't involve cars that turn into robots...
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jun 9 2017, 02:37 PM


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Sorry fort eh delay. I'll add you on steam (or feel free to add me!) to chat about this.
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Posted on: Jun 9 2017, 02:37 PM


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I'll add you on steam (or feel free to add me!) to chat about this. I'll be around tonight smile.gif
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jun 9 2017, 02:36 PM


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I'll add you on steam (or feel free to add me!) to chat about this.
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MonkeyFiend
Posted on: Jun 5 2017, 12:12 PM


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well I didn't make the ban, the admin that banned you has the ability to remove it - so I'll leave it to them. If they haven't replied in 3 days the ban will be lifted.

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Posted on: Jun 5 2017, 10:43 AM


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read here: http://www.sneakymonkeys.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1787

then try again, if you want
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