Let me start this off by saying, I know where you are coming from. However, the laws are put in place to make desteria a enjoyable place for all. And, in the end of the day it is still spam.In ny opinion no one should've get muted,everyone enjoyed it,it didnt hurt anyone and it gave noobs a chance to shine,so why had @Emmymerh care so much about the spam?
Smoking weed is illegal in most of the countries,people still smoke weed and even cops do(i know some personally),sometimes people's feelings are beyond some rules,and if everyone enjoyed it then why not?
It didnt do anything bad to the server but spamming(which no one complained about)
And by the way,laws and rules are made for the people,so if it doesn't hurt the people,why not?
Now, staff shouldn't just be punishing. But telling users what they could have done differently so next time they are not punished.
So maybe a solution for this would be to have the host of the giveaway ask for PM's instead of flooding pub chat.
A reason why chat spam is unplesant for people is that it denies them access to chat. Ex: a user without a microphone trying to communicate to his/her faction in faction chat. They can't send chat messages or communicate while the spam is going on.
Yes, the laws are there for the people. All people. Not just the people who participate.