@Hello There Yes, the call of duty community has been toxic. And no, our policy is not to ban on immediate suspicion of the player hacking, but @Clash and the entire CoD4x community at the current time does have a fair excuse. When CoD4x was first developed it broke all of the cheats from 1.7 vanilla version. After one or two cheats got developed, they were still detected with screenshots. All we would have to do if we suspected somebody of cheating was check the screenshots, and that was a 100% guarantee to show if they were hacking or not. That was up until about a two weeks ago when a hack got released that is not detected on screenshots. Since about 2 weeks, we have had dozens, and I mean dozens of people with aimbot, AND obvious wallhack, that were not detected on screenshots. This has put the entire community on edge, not just us, everyone, about who exactly is cheating. We have never given green lights to admins to ban people for cheating UNTIL an undetected cheat was released, which hopefully gets broken with a future CoD4x update, if they are going to even push one out.
Although, here is the thinking behind banning first and waiting for an appeal. If you were cheating, and got banned for wallhacking and or aimbot, chances are you are going to think that you got caught somehow, and probably have been banned from many servers before, and you are not going to take the time to post an unban appeal, when you dont know whether you actually got caught or not. Is it a sure fire way, no, do we have better options? Yes, do those options require a lot of time and resources that we might not have in all situations? Absolutely.
Heres the other thing: Its a CoD4 server. The game is over 10 years old. There is no written rules or laws and regulations that we have to follow in order to ban anybody. It is at our discretion whenever we feel that it might be necessary. Is that 100% fair? No. Do we try and do the best that we can to make sure that all bans are justified? Yeah, we do. That power trip you are talking about, "hot blooded people who enjoy their power brought by their high position" We are not that, but even if we are, it doesn't really matter. Like I said, its a fucking CoD4 server.
"You dont even talk to people you just kick them out" - Do you really think somebody is going to confess to cheating?
"Maybe next time you'll talk to people before just banning them, I really hope so !" - See above statement.
"but it's also out of respect that I didn't show the name of the admin." - Our B3 bot does all the administration. Admins might be the one typing the chat commands, but B3 is the one who sends the kick/ban command to the server. I'm pretty sure if you even just use the RCON password to kick somebody, the admin ID wouldn't necessarily be true. I think thats only there for if an admin uses the build in administration commands from CoD4x, which is trash. Just more of an FYI than anything else.
"It's not like a video game is important so I don't really care about one server banning me." - Couldn't have said it better myself! Although if we really do ever mis-ban somebody, we will do our best to take care of the situation.
"The truth is it looks like 99% of the Call of Duty community is so toxic as to insult somebody who's winning" - Couldn't agree more! The main reasons for me in particular to start an organization was because there was NO place for good players to go without getting accused of hacking, and then banned for hacking. I've been playing this game since released, and even played it semi-professionally when there was local lan's hosted in the USA. Any decent player in other servers immediately gets called a hacker by bots, and chances are the admins are gonna ban a good player, whether they get triggered by the players good aim, or sound whoring, We've all been there. RoS I would like to think is actually different, all of the administrators in our community are incredibly good players. I couldin't tell you one admin that we have that plays poorly, or is somebody who I would consider a "bot". Our servers no matter what game we ever migrate to, will always be friendly to good players. Having good players draws other good players to the community, one where even if some bot on the server is calling you a hacker, we will always have your back if you are playing fair. We have had countless players bring it to our attention that this is the first server that they can play on and not be banned by a horrible admin, just for being good. And yes, this might seem hypocritical in your situation, but then again I wasn't the one who banned you, and I didnt get to see you play. Like I tried to make a point, our entire community is on edge at the moment, with the first undetected cheat becoming popular.
"One last thing : did you really plan to apologize ? " - Yes we really planned to apologize. Exhibit A - https://ros-gaming.com/index.php?/topic/8-unban-appeal/ Coroner was playing, and we were having a problem finding screenshots, so I told @StarBoy** to ban him for 1 day so that we could find the screenshots, and we did, and he was clean. So we apologized for the inconvenience and unbanned him right away. He is now part of our community, and a senior administrator.
I have no problem playing nice, the most simple way of handing this situation would of been to post a proper unban appeal, which we would have investigated immediately, and unbanned you and apologized for the inconvenience, but instead, you wanted to play the sarcastic game, and try to be a douchebag about it, when somebody trying to do a job made a honest mistake.
Spaghet the fuck out of here with the bullshit.