tl;dr: SRPA is making himself unwelcome, especially on the Discord. He's been given multiple warnings and requests for improvement, and he's not improved significantly - he's followed some, split hairs on others, and continued to do some of the more egregious things. This needs to stop.
First, a review of the rules.
This all circles around section three of The Constitution, you may want to review it before continuing. A few key points: If someone's asked to stop doing something that's offensive or hurtful, they're expected to stop. If they don't stop, the community is expected to respond - up to and including asking the offender to leave.
On the discord, we've put a couple guidelines in writing. Along with the general exhortation that this is a SFW / PG-13 space, there are a few topics that we ask people to be careful around. Most relevant to this discussion are suicide and certain kinds of harm to animals: Along with being a little bit hard to discuss while remaining SFW, those topics are specifically distressing to members of this community, and we ask people to be extra careful about warning for them and using Discord's features to let people choose to engage or not.
SRPA has been pushing the lines for a while. There was a discussion of this last December, that didn't come to much of a consensus. I agreed with Nesh's perspective at the time, that SRPA wasn't acting maliciously, and that he was doing his best to learn.
Unfortunately, since then, SRPA has not improved significantly. He's still stepping on toes, he's made more people uncomfortable with his presence, and along with doing new unwelcome things, he's continued to do some things that we've asked him to stop.
Some smaller complaints
SRPA continues to go beyond what's really acceptable or comfortable in the PPC. This has happened both here on the Board and in Discord - for example, This NSFW post. He's also posted seemingly-unknowing transphobic jokes in Discord (the dear old "attack helicopter" saw), and used a reasonable amount of b-rely c-nsor-d profan-ty. He's been asked to knock it off, and seems to have done so, but... he's still doing things that make me, and other people, uncomfortable. For every thing we ask him to stop, it feels like he's found a new way to step on toes. And finally, a thing we've asked him to stop is deleting messages after he's sent them. He's continued to do so, in PMs with Akrinor, who was acting in his capacity as a moderator, and in the fallout from...
The big complaint. (tw: animal abuse.)
And then there's the one I have asked him, repeatedly, to stop. SRPA has repeatedly talked about harm being done to animals. Either by his hands (the first time this came up, he was boasting about killing spiders, and then promptly deleted it when people reacted poorly), or in ways that are wildly NSFW. He linked (with spoiler tagging and warning, but still) to a video of graphic animal abuse (screenshot, video preview and graphic text). And most recently, he made a graphic (with spoiler tagging and warning) comment about being entertained by animals and suicide. (screenshot, descriptions of animal harm). When he was pressed on the last of those, he acknowledged that it was inappropriate, and he repeated himself without spoiler tagging or warning (tw: animal harm).
After the spider incident, he said to me "Then I'll keep killing things private", and "I will not talk about death or anything related to that," which I really hoped had settled the matter? He posted the video four months later, and I asked him very directly, "Okay - that video you posted in picsandspam was way over the line. I appreciate you spoilering it and warning it, but... please don't post things like that.", and then when he got called on the latest comment, his defenses were "I thought if it was spoilered it would be fine", and "I thought I had to remove those messages because they were too graphic". And I... I honestly don't know how to make "stop posting things like that" more clear. That's not a meaningful improvement, that's hair-splitting with excuses. (screenshot)
All that to say
SRPA's making himself unwelcome on the Discord in a big hurry. Everyone who was present for the last incident was ready to see the last of him, and I've heard from multiple people who weren't present that they're not comfortable with him being around either.
At this point, I don't believe he'll improve at any rate I'm comfortable with. There are some things he hasn't done again after being asked to stop, but he keeps finding new ways to act inappropriately, and the hugest complaint has happened repeatedly after being asked to stop.
So. At what point do we draw the line? This behavior is obviously unwelcome, at what point do we say that we don't believe SRPA will stop? I've reached that point. I'm asking other people on the Discord to add their perspectives, to see if we can reach a consensus.
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