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Post Post #625  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:28 pm

Panzerjager has been banned from Mish Mash for two weeks for abusive posts, including here, here, and here.
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Post Post #626  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:29 am

Horsewoman has been banned as an alt of a banned user.
I will be out of contact from August 13-27th. I'll try to wrap up what I can before then, so if you have anything you need from me before that point, please let me know.

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Post Post #627  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:40 pm

NoPowerOverMe has been banned sitewide for 1 week for making transphobic statements and targeted harassment. He will need to be replaced in all games he is currently in.

This ban expires on (expired on 2021-01-15 21:40:00)
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Post Post #628  (ISO)  » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:34 am

Donald Trump has been permanently banned from MafiaScum. We're sorry it took so long.
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Post Post #629  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:37 pm

Alisae has been banned from all Mafia games for (expired on 2021-01-28 18:36:50) for publicly conceding without the permission of the entire Mafia team and without contacting the game moderator. E will need to be replaced in any games e is currently in.
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Post Post #630  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:47 pm

Chumbo has been banned for violating Rule 10:

Hiding your identity from the site administrators and moderators acting in their official capacity. Users should register their alternate accounts ("alts") as alts (here for help), and they should not register with fake emails, exclusively use proxies, or use other methods to hide their identity. Doing so will be reason in itself to remove you from the site. See here for more information.


Chumbo will need to be replaced in all games that he is currently in.
I will be out of contact from August 13-27th. I'll try to wrap up what I can before then, so if you have anything you need from me before that point, please let me know.

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Post Post #631  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:11 pm

DkKoba has been banned from mafia for two weeks for abusive posting. They will need to be replaced in all games they are currently playing.
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

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Post Post #632  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:39 pm

Albert B. Rampage has been banned from mafia for 1 month for deliberately misgendering a user and making light of trans issues. He will need to be replaced in all games.

This ban is made in light of a history of toeing the line of similar rules. Understand that the new community guidelines are here because we intend for the community's behavior to change, but it is up to the individual to modify said behavior.

As a reminder, do not discuss ongoing games.

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Post Post #633  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:59 pm

Albert B. Rampage has been indefinitely banned from the site for deliberately sabotaging a game in retaliation for being banned.

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Post Post #634  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:43 pm

Momrangal is banned from joining new games for two weeks for playing against win condition by pretending to be scum playing against win condition.

She does not need to be replaced in any games.

As a reminder, don't talk about ongoing games.
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

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Post Post #635  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:04 am

Lunar Martian, along with all their associated accounts, has been banned as an alt of a permanently banned user. They should be replaced in any games.
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

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Post Post #636  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:37 pm

Given new circumstances that have come to light under recent events, we are clarifying a ban that took place.

User votato was banned initially for the span of two weeks due to making inappropriate sexual comments. This ban followed a warning that was issued to votato because of user complaints.

An explicit timeline of these events has been provided by Untrod Tripod during a Speakeasy discussion; however, we're choosing to make the details of the circumstances around votato's ban public knowledge with panthaleon's permission for those who cannot read the Speakeasy, as we're aware of some disinformation being spread (primarily by votato) that he was banned for his political beliefs.

Untrod Tripod wrote:The early messages we got about him were "he said some creepy things in a voice chat", and quotes of off-color (but not in isolation actionable) jokes. I'm not going to rehash the whole investigation and produce all the receipts, but what I will say is that once we got wind of what he was doing, we investigated closely, and after a 2-week ban for vague creepy posting, we escalated to a permaban 48 hours after we found out that he was targeting pants with sexually explicit messages. Investigating complaints of this nature requires us to compile chat logs, ask people about his behavior, etc. in such a way as to not act like he's already guilty and put the accusations out there in public as something we're investigating. I understand that because of the nature of how these investigations have to work the public never sees the investigation itself. However, it is a categorically false claim that there never was an investigation.
Actually, here's just a timeline of our actions re: votato that we wrote as a sanity check for keeping the details together since much of the conduct happened off-site and in Discord chats.

27 May - votato was warned for abusive behavior in a Mafia game.
5 June - votato offers to send "naughty pictures" in the U.S. Politics thread (details).
10 June - Nexus told votato that Nexus was uncomfortable about votato making sexual innuendos in site chat, and Nexus told votato to stop.
12 June - votato made a comment about (a user)'s employment allowing them "access to children", which was before a different "access to children" reference was made on the site (details).
12 or 13 June - (a user), (another user), and Untrod Tripod participate in a voice call with votato in the audience.
18 June - votato tells panthaleon, "i heard a rumor that you'd rather see my naughty bits than my name".
19 June - Nexus sent a warning to votato, including a link to the post from 18 June.
20 June - Nexus sent a response to votato clarifying the site's stance on sexual misconduct.
30 June - votato was banned for two weeks for inappropriate sexual comments.
30 June - votato makes a reference to Hitler liking dogs in the discourse thread.
30 June - (a user) approached Equinox with information about votato's behavior toward panthaleon.
2 July - (a user) reports Mafia post of votato making sexual innuendos in Mafia post-game on 5 June.
2 July - votato is permanently banned from the site


In no uncertain terms, votato's removal from the site had nothing to do with his political beliefs, and everything to do with repeatedly making unwanted sexual comments towards multiple users.

We take matters regarding sexual harassment very seriously. Several years ago, there was a user on the site that went by Nobody Special. During this time on the site, moderation was enforced lightly, or not at all. This user went about sexually harassing other users, and people wrote it off mostly as edgy jokes in poor taste. It wasn't until years later that he was arrested for solicitation of a minor. In the wake of his arrest, many users came forward to report that this user had sexually harassed them as well.

MafiaScum has a zero tolerance policy for sexually predatory behavior. Still, we gave votato the benefit of the doubt under the assumption this was simply a joke in poor taste, issuing a warning first before escalating to a two-week ban. When new actions came to light via more users coming forward, votato was permanently banned from the site.

Since then, votato has attempted to evade his ban several times under various alts. Each time, he has been caught. During these brief stints before being found out, he has "made friends" with people on the site. In many cases, he has added some users on Discord, and has then proceeded to invite them to private servers. In these private servers and in private conversations, he has continued his string of sexually-charged jokes and innuendo -- this time with minors being the object of his lewd jokes and comments.

MafiaScum moderators are limited in their ability to enforce policies off-site. What users choose to do in their free time, what Discord servers they choose to join, who they add on social media... these are things outside of our purview. What we WILL ban for, however, is using MafiaScum as a recruiting ground for servers where you then expose minors to users, such as votato, who were banned for sexually predatory behavior. In light of this, we've received over 37 pages of reports, transcripts, and logs from various mediums that have caused new action to need to be taken.

Krazy has been permanently banned from MafiaScum for using the site in the recruitment of newbies and minors to a Discord server, where Krazy also made light of votato's sexual harassment and downplayed the severity of it, talking with minors about "leaving them alone with [votato] to corrupt their delicate minds with dick pics". Below is a sample of comments:
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[10:00 PM] Krazy: damn, and here I am leaving you in a chat room with votato who will apparently corrupt your pure and delicate mind with shitposts about sending dick picks
[10:00 PM] [Minor]: haha

[10:03 PM] votato: (implying im on the site)
[10:03 PM] Krazy: let's be real, at this point we'd be shocked if you weren't
[10:03 PM] Krazy: Remember to report potential votato alts!

[9:45 PM] [redacted]: like people try to make votato out to be some sort of sex pest
[9:45 PM] votato: i am a sex pest for [redacted]
[9:45 PM] votato: but ONLY [redacted]
[9:45 PM] [redacted]: when he meme posted like "send me dick pics"

[9:46 PM] Krazy: he meme posted that he would send dick pics

[10:31 PM] votato: also if anyone wants a dick pic just DM me
[10:31 PM] votato: ;
[10:31 PM] votato: )
[10:31 PM] [redacted]: u keep making promises u don't keep
[10:32 PM] votato: shhh
[10:32 PM] votato: i have this reputation as a sex pest im trying to maintain

[8:14 PM] votato: [Minor] you are old enough for pg 13 stuff
[8:14 PM] votato: and wet is a G rated word
[8:15 PM] [Minor]: :P
[8:15 PM] votato: ;)
[8:15 PM] [Minor]: hmph fine

[8:24 PM] votato: i think because [Minor] isn't into loli

[2:04 PM] votato: sheesh [Minor], arent you a little young to have such a dirty mind?


Though it was already publicly known, votato's other alts that were banned, tayl0r swift and Lunar Martian, are being unredacted and made public. If you suspect any other alts of being owned by votato and attempting to evade a ban for sexually predatory behavior, please inform MafiaScum staff ASAP.

Any other known users who are related to the event are being privately warned and are not having further actions pursued at this time.

This is not merely joking around, this is not shitposting. It crossed a bright red line while belittling said line. Some members of MafiaScum staff have a mandatory reporter obligation, and we are gauging further action such as involving law enforcement. Please take note: this is not a lighthearted ban or one to joke about. This is a series of actions committed by someone who has shown the lengths and commitment they will go to get close to minors in order to make sexual comments and jokes towards them. This sort of filth has no place on MafiaScum. People who aid and abet sexual predators will also be forcibly ejected from this community.

It is possible and valuable to keep MafiaScum as a safe place for minors to exist. With care and vigilance from adult users (backed by a bare minimum of users refusing to enable predatory behavior), minors should be able to maintain healthy boundaries and not need to incessantly face the potentiality of people who want to harm them. This is everyone's responsibility, but it is a simple one. To the users who spoke out, reported what was going on, or refused to be associated with this -- thank you, we know who you are, and we're grateful to you for helping to keep MafiaScum safe.

Thanks,

The Mafiascum Mod Team
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Post Post #637  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:59 pm

As mentioned above, Krazy has been permanently banned from the site.

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Post Post #638  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:46 am

GodofWar/Jaydogg has been banned for being an alt of a banned user and trying to conceal this from site staff.

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Post Post #639  (ISO)  » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:07 pm

NoPowerOverMe has been banned sitewide for one month for transphobia.

Following NoPowerOverMe's previous ban, he interacted with staff and made negative statements about the use of they/them pronouns that would be painful to repeat in this ban announcement. He used incorrect pronouns throughout these interactions. He was warned with specificity that this would cast future mispronounings of similar users in a different light. He was also reminded that pronouns are a matter of respect. We strongly believe in the value of the following community guideline:

In post 0, zoraster wrote:Users should make every effort to address people in accordance with their stated gender identity. Mistakes are natural, but unwillingness to try or do better will be construed as creating a hostile space for trans and non-binary users.

Shortly after this warning, NoPowerOverMe continued using incorrect pronouns in a private message to a nonstaff user. He also insinuated that a trans user asked to be referenced with the correct pronoun with disingenuous intentions. Trans (and cis) users request their pronouns as a matter of human respect for identity. Once an inability to use correct pronouns presents itself as anything other than forgetfulness or an instance of confusion, there is zero tolerance for it on mafiascum.net.

He will need to be replaced in any games he is currently in.

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Post Post #640  (ISO)  » Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:48 pm

panthaleon has been banned from discussion forums and the Discord for one month for a pattern of abusive and toxic behavior, as seen here, here, here, here, here, and here.

This comes after he was issued several warnings for abusive comments both on the Discord and on the forum, and banned previously for this same behavior three separate times as seen here, here, and here. Prior to this ban, the site administration made it specifically clear in our last warnings to panthaleon after previous abusive incidents that continuing such behavior would result in a one-month ban at minimum. Since that warning, panthaleon has continued to frequently toe the line with a pattern of abuse towards site members both here on the forums and on the official Discord, seen here, here, here, here, here, here, additionally here, and here, and also in several Discord logs that cannot be linked on the forum.

These behaviors violate both community guidelines and forum rules:

In post 0, zoraster wrote:Community Guidelines

1. The Mafiascum community is a place where people from all walks of life should be able to coexist. This means that statements that deny the legitimacy of any race, color, faith, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or other similar qualities are prohibited. This does not mean that dissenting viewpoints are banned. However, if your dissenting viewpoint creates a hostile environment for anyone due to one of the above statuses, then moderators will take action.

  • This site has many LGBTQ+ users, and we want this to be a friendly space for them. You are not welcome to create a hostile space for LGBTQ+ users.
  • This site is an explicitly anti-racist space where our Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) users can feel safe to be themselves. For this reason, we have a baseline expectation for behavior across the site and will not tolerate racism.


In post 0, mith wrote:
Treat every user with a basic level of respect.


Basic Conduct
  1. Do not make any post or start any thread with the intent to insult or offend any other user on this site.
  2. Do not make any post or start any thread that abuses or harasses another user.
  3. Certain forums have a specific purpose (Mafia Discussion, Site Ideas, Help!, News). Users posting there have a higher standard of conduct expected of them.


Posting in what one believes to be a manner to defend trans users is not an excuse to create a hostile space for other users, including other trans users.

This ban expires in (expired on 2021-04-14 20:40:00)
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Post Post #641  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:45 am

shadowslug has been indefinitely banned for attempting to hide his identity from Site Moderators. He will need to be replaced in any games he is currently in.

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Post Post #642  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:52 pm

vonflare has been banned for three months from discussion forums for making light of transphobia and baiting discussion of a topic that was already closed due to the harm that it caused trans users.

This ban will expire in (expired on 2021-06-17 14:30:00).

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Post Post #643  (ISO)  » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:28 pm

Sirius9121 has been banned for one week from Mish Mash and Discussion forums for threatening violence against another user in this post. This ban will expire in

(expired on 2021-03-24 12:00:00)

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Post Post #644  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:23 pm

In post 624, Untrod Tripod wrote:
shellyc has completed the Permaban Speedrun in 1 day, 15 hours, 24 minutes for playing in a game under multiple accounts. This offense occurred in the past, but we did not discover it until today.


This ban extends to MeatierKnight and Mr Uncondemnable for attempted ban evasion.
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Post Post #645  (ISO)  » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:24 am

Firebringer has been banned from the site for three weeks for degrading individuals with learning disabilities. This follows two warnings for offensive posting on the forums generally and one regarding groups with disabilities specifically.

He will need to be replaced in all his games.

As a reminder, don't discuss ongoing games.

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"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

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Post Post #646  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:57 am

Nancy Drew 39 has been banned for one week from Mish Mash for manipulating die rolls in a Mish Mash game which depends on legitimate rolls from players.

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Post Post #647  (ISO)  » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:21 pm

xRECKONERx has been banned from the site (including PMs) for one month for abusive behavior towards another user.

Abuse is held to a higher standard when it takes place in PMs.
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Post Post #648  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:38 pm

In post 647, Pine wrote:
xRECKONERx has been banned from the site (including PMs) for one month for abusive behavior towards another user.

Abuse is held to a higher standard when it takes place in PMs.


After review, this ban has been reduced to 14 days to bring it in line with other infraction punishments (e.g. see here)
I will be out of contact from August 13-27th. I'll try to wrap up what I can before then, so if you have anything you need from me before that point, please let me know.

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Post Post #649  (ISO)  » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:17 am

Nexus has been banned for one week from discussion forums for insulting another user.
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