well this seems to have gone towards SM handling of bans. So a couple of things to mention.
Our full rules are listed here: http://www.sneakymonkeys.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1747
As a private server we choose to enforce rules such as no intentional TKing and rules against racist language. To an extent also homophobia - the more common stuff like calling someone a ‘brandifag’ tends to be ignored unless someone is being excessive.
Anything with obvious context of abuse such as someone explaining why they ‘think all gays should be murdeded etc.,’ tends to breach the rules.
9 times out of 10, these people are simply trolling. There is some flexibility and discretion with the admins though. Besides any appeals made on the website go to a majority vote against the entire clan, so even if you think one admin has been over zealous, the remainder can overturn such bans if they wish, upon appeal.
The tickrate on the servers is higher than the 60hz standard, we’ve adjusted tickrates over time to see what gives the best performance to the majority of players.
I’d like to think the SM servers are not simply popular because they are larger slots - a quick search on chivalry shows a lot of 50 and 64 slot servers, most of which are empty. The reason the SM ones are busy is because we have a lot of regulars - people that choose to come back because the rules are upheld and there are admins around to prevent TKing and trolling.
Finally regarding metal snake. You and a player called joris were temp banned for 7 days: for intentionally TKing each other in teh spawn. I don’t care who started it, hence I banned you both. You then brought it for a whine on the forums, where I basically said the 7 day ban would stand, end of discussion. You then continued posting garbage for which a warning was issued that the ban would be changed to perma if you carried on, and so you continued. 7 days later the ban for Joris expired yet you remain perma banned. Additionally you then spammed the shoutbox abusing the guest posting/proxy posting etc., with a huge amount of obscenities. When I’ve been on official servers, you drag up the whole thing again telling people that I ‘banned you because I am an anti-semite’ etc.,
Again i’m asking, Why someone that wrote 2 more lines you didnt wanted him to write at your website’s chat box should get permanently banned? this is too much for a “punishment” for such a little thing. I never cheated, nor kicked this ‘Joris’ as he clames or were racist at your server chat. Even if I did spammed the chat box a little, what do you care?! Its on your website not on the servers and was for a short time. About this ‘anti semite’ thing, I wrote that after 3 ban appeals that you don’t care about anything and not willing to forgive. Try to put yourself in my shoes.
So it’s like your giving me ‘Life sentence prison’ only because I got mad a little at your website shoutbox chat and wrote 2 more lines? Believe me there’s a reason I got mad, Let’s think like decent people, I got trolled by this Joris and got banned for a week for nothing. I’m really asking you, You wouldn’t be mad?
I’m asking you to reconsider lifting the permanent ban, after endless times that I said i’m sorry for writing 2 more lines at your website. This is just too much. Every person deserves a forgiveness. This was my first and my last case that had anything to do with your servers, I never received any ban before that.