Subject: To be honest, I don't know.
Posted on: 2019-12-03 03:23:44 UTC

This is a new situation on me, and I think on the community at large. SRPA did something objectionable, and then unilaterally asked for a severe punishment (being banned). I was one of the people who granted it, but that was more because they asked for it than because I believed an immediate permaban was the correct response. Before this conversation started, my understanding of their status (and I believe the understanding on the Discord server at large) was that they were banned from the Discord server permanently, per their own request.

So. Now what?

As Cicada has noted, SRPA's kinda got a track record of saying insensitive and hurtful things, to the point where a reasonable number of people are on edge around them. Discussion (per const. article 10) has happened when things are said, but nobody had gone beyond that point until SRPA asked for a permaban. What should have been done / what will be done going forward is a thing I'm open to discussing - I think there is going to have to be some sort of understanding if they come back, that they do need to be trying harder to not, y'know, straight-up call fellow PPCers drug abusers? But I'm not sure at all that they should be permabanned/booted/asked to never return.

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