Reason you were banned: "Insulting players, threatening behaviour."
Who banned you: iceblaze123
Why you should be unbanned:
First of all I think there is a misunderstanding. On 1/15/17 I had an altercation with another player on the server. The dispute did not last long and was peacefully resolved by Alicia. Following the in game apprehension I ignored the other player and focused on finishing my project. The next day on 1/16/17 I found myself banned for insulting other players and threatening others. I know I was on my last warning and thus made sure always when I played to keep it cool and mature. What I did could be seen controversial depending on your stance but I feel as though it was not worthy as a ban; especially when it was resolved in game. In the heat of the moment I thought the other player was taking offense when I asked him a simple question which in turn offended me, especially since my background is African.
In conclusion I feel as the ban was not appropriate given the situation. I am aware that I was on my last warning (when I was banned 4 years ago) however this was just a measly altercation which was quickly resolved peacefully on both sides. Opticraft is the only Minecraft server I now play and would hate to be forever ostracized from the fun it brings. The few active players can attest that I have been active the past few weeks and I am not a troll but instead a player. I ask the staff to carefully consider this appeal as it may sound familiar, but I really mean what I say. The server is entertaining and I feel as though a measly dispute is not appropriate to forever end one's fun on the server. If a temporary ban is needed for me to cool down, I can see the logic behind that, but a permanent ban from my perspective is outlandish.
Thank you to all staff
EDIT: It has been five months since my last ban and here I am again. Penguin said I could try to provide a reason why I should be unbanned and here I go. Firstly I am not here to argue the ban since we cannot go back in time and change the events, but instead an unban would be the only option. I am fully aware of my previous bans over several years however I personally put that in the past as a great deal of events occurred by that time and now which impacted my life dearly. I did not think asking the nature of a fellow player would be racist, but instead be annoying to say the least. I found it annoying that he refused to respond since I was going to make a Star Wars joke (Lando Calrissian) and whenever I was on I shot him a message or two. This was not constant bombardment nor do I think inspired by racist motives which is why I don't think my ban should fall under racism. I think it is important to focus what punishment would've been necessary: (maybe a mute, several day ban) but because of the racist aspect I was permenantly banned and barred from any possibility of playing on the server again. If I have to further clarify feel free to ask what I mean but I think this sums up my thoughts. As stated before it has been over five months since the last ban and yet I am yearning to play Opticraft, especially during the summer season with my friends when nothing else is available to do. I hope you admins can here me out and I would be willing to work with staff to reach a fair conclusion. Thank you for your time