On September 12th around 12:45 to 1:00 AM CST I was playing in the DD2 server. During this time GizMoe and Mircea were both on CT. Mircea was trying to awp mid and asked GizMoe to stop smoking mid so he could awp. Gizmoe continued to smoke doors the entire time, it seems to annoy him. Either way, I have no problem with this.
What I do have a problem with is the following, Mircea informed giz to stop rebuying nades. I cannot confirm if Giz did rebuy nades to continue to smoke mid or not. I wasn't recording and there is no confirmation of it, however it is an unspoken rule that you don't spam nades that we have in the server.
As a server manager I expect all admins to follow ALL the rules and enforce them. So if another admin is breaking one of them, I would expect another admin to call them out on it. Just because you are an admin doesn't mean you get to break the rules on the server. The rules are in place to ensure everyone has the ability to have fun and keep the rounds moving and fair.
GizMoe's response to the situation was tell Mircea to "stfu" and also threaten him to have his admin removed if he did enforce a rule on the server. He then called Mircea a noob as well. Overall I found the entire situation disrespectful and decided to ban Gizmoe for 2 hours for being disrespectful.
He then proceeded to come on chat, which is clearly shown on the forums and say Mircea banned him for no reason. Which is not the case. There was a specific reason for him to be banned. When I tried to explain to him the situation and how I view it from my standpoint he was defensive and seems to just be playing the victim card. First buy passing off the blame stating that is how they always talk to each other. Which doesn't seem to be the case. Also he is stating I banned him for racism, which I explained to him I did not, the ban is for disrespect. Even after informing him of this, he provided an update and I quote
"the rules. Mircea asked me like 3 times, i didnt respond because mircea has control issues as we all know. So what does mircea do? He then says gizmoe stop rebuying or ill ban you...(i didnt rebuy shit)...so i say stfu ill have your admin removed..because im not a sucker you will not lie on me to get your way...NO ONE will!...sounds like a cop to me or something..whatever so then defofchaos bans me and says im racist. The end. Shado please discipline these kids."
He even admitted to saying "okay it says disrespect/racism" He is trying to turn the situation to something it isn't.
Overall the point is, I am the server manager, two admins were having a dispute or argument about a situation, but when a potential rule is being violated I expect admins to talk like adults to each other in a respectful manner and explain what is going on. This is not what happened and resulted in Gizmoe being disrespectful to another admin and I took action.
I stand behind my ban on the situation and have attached the screenshots of the console of the chat.
An interesting note as well, Gizmoe's point of view is that he doesn't answer to Mircea. When I informed him that he reports to me, he specifically stated he doesn't as well. Since he is an admin and I am the server manager. I am confused on who this works in GC then. Do the server admins not report to the server manager? Does Gizmoe feel he is entitled and doesn't have to report to a SM about their actions?
Overall, his attitude in game as well as in chat is very negative and not a positive one. I ask that Staff and Owners reconsider admin privileges of this individual because this makes us look bad as a whole when admins are being this disrespectful and threatening to take another admin's powers away in a PUBLIC forum such as chat in the server and chat in the message boards.
I would like to make it another point that Gizmoe feels like admins stating they will ban another admins is disrespectful. If another admin is breaking the rules I do expect them to be punished just like any other players on the server.
Also I quote "whatever now im banned for standing up for myself..typical in this country."
What does he mean by typical in this country? Is he referring that I live in a country that doesn't allow this?
My final piece is the entire thing was not handled properly by GizMoe, he should have just informed Mircea he was not rebuying and that would have just ended that piece, but he felt as if he could Mircea to "shut the fuck up" and "ban me and ill have your admin removed" because he believes he is protected. He called up and out to shado to "Shado please discipline these kids." Whatever reasoning he has to believe his actions are correct and justifiable is beyond me.
PS. When Mircea was informing him to stop smoking mid. Mircea asked in a polite manner. I don't have the screen shot of it, but he was saying "Giz please stop smoking mid" That is all that Mircea ever said to him about that in which I saw.