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Hi, for those who aren't aware, my username is a quote/joke from Dave Chappelles standup bit about Rick James

Someone on the AU rust server quoted Dave Chapelle in chat, and I responded with the quip "fuck yo couch n*gga", which is a direct quote from Dave Chappelle.

I got an instant permanent ban from the server for racism, unaware the "N word" would autoban me.

I am aware of the rules on server about racism, but I'm not in any way trying to be racist, having dealt with it enough in my life offline as an ethnic minority. I'm on the Rustez servers because I'm sick of the toxicity of the usual Rust PvP servers, and I'm trying to contribute to the community positively, and did not realise that the N word would be misconstrued as racism by the autoban, as there was genuinely no malice behind my use of it in a quote.

I'm fully aware of its negative connotations and that it can be a hurtful word to certain demographics (various other ethnic slurs have been thrown at me in real life, and I know firsthand how it can sting even without any malice behind them), but in this case, given that I foolishly used it in a part of a quote in reference to my username, I'm hoping for my ban to be lifted.

EDIT for clarity

I was using the "non-hard R version of the word, both accurate to the quote, and specifically because I'm aware of the use of the "-er" variation of the N word as a racial slur. I did not realise that the colloquialism "-a" variation of this word would be considered racism, especially in the context that it was used.

It was not used to bypass the racism filter, as I hadn't even intended for it to be a racial attack at anyone. After having read the rules and other ban appeals more thoroughly, if my ban is lifted, I'll be extremely careful not to use this or any variant of any words that might be considered racial slurs in the future, irrespective of the context.


edit for clarity on initial topic
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  • Staff

Thank you for appealing. 

With the current cancel culture in the world, racism in the entertainment industry is being closely scrutinized.  While we do understand that it still heavily permeates music, comedy, movies, and other media, it is something we do not feel is appropriate to have in our servers.

Words such as what you used, are not welcome in any context. 

Here are resources that you can explore to learn more:

That being said, you will get a second chance. Just one.
The ban will be lifted once 72 hours have passed, but it will remain on your record.  There will be no additional chances as this post should encourage you to change how you speak in our servers and to abide by the rules.

Take a few minutes before rejoining, and refresh yourself on the rules to avoid any chance of breaking them. If you are unclear on any of them, or aren't sure what is permitted, reach out to the staff and we'll be happy to clarify them for you.

● No raiding, griefing or looting of any kind.
● No mic or chat spam, player disrespect, politics, racism or harassment.
● No camping loot rooms, monuments or any highly concentrated areas.
● You may build in caves but you must ensure safe passage for other players.
● No blocking water ways, building around monuments or large areas of unused land.

(Please read the splash page as well, as each server type has slight variations regarding specific features of those servers.)

Welcome back. 
(Please bear in mind, this is a one time ban reversal. No further rule infractions of this nature can happen. Thank you!)

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