Banned? No problem, a ban is not the end. Just create a ban appeal so we can talk about the reason you were banned. Bans almost always require an appeal, usually because we want to make sure you understand the rules and why you were banned or understand why you did something.
It’s expected that you might break the rules accidentally, especially if you didn’t read them fully, that’s why we usually give you a chance to talk about what happened and point out what rules you broke, so you know in future.
To post a ban appeal, you need to register. At the top-right click
and complete the registration process before proceeding.
Go to the Ban Appeals category and click
A template is provided. Please read it carefully and fill out the necessary information.
Once your appeal is posted, you will need to be patient and wait for a Staff Member to be assigned, and then they will ask you questions as part of the appeal process.
For Q1, you are required to post a ban link. An example of a ban link is: Dark Gaming
This ban link is shown to you when you try to join the server. If you have something else there instead of a ban link, first check that you are actually banned. If you are banned, the text it shows when you try to join should start with “Banned:”. If there is no link given but instead a different piece of information, provide that information for Q1.
If your ban appeal gets tagged as invalid, it means you did not follow the template properly. On your appeal, a staff reply should give you a reason why it is invalid. You should edit your existing appeal, don’t post another one.
This is an example of an appeal. Do not re-use the content of this appeal; this is merely provided for people who have no idea what they need to write and need something to get them started.
It’s important to understand that all bans are forced through the process of an appeal. All bans have no expiry date. We do this to ensure that if someone is banned, that they get a chance to read through the rules and understand why they were banned and how they can avoid being banned in the future.
Appeals automatically close after 7 days of inactivity. This is an automated action to close appeals that are not going anywhere, either due to the Staff Member not being available to deal with it or the person appealing not responding. Any appeal closed by this action is not considered denied or accepted.
Only one Staff Member will deal with your appeal directly. When a Staff Member is assigned, that does not mean your appeal will be dealt with right away.
This is a forum and not an instant messaging service. You should not expect any Staff to respond to or be assigned to your appeal immediately. It may take days before your appeal gets a response/assignment. Posting replies in your appeal regarding getting a response quickly is deemed unwarranted. It may affect your chance of a successful appeal.
If you have read other appeals or been banned before, you may notice a certain structure to how appeals are handled. For example, you will notice the mention of quoting the rules. It is best not to include this in your topic or a reply unless a Staff Member first prompts you. There are requirements that your appeal and subsequent replies must pass, and you will be prompted when it is deemed necessary to complete any given step. You may end up wasting everyone’s time by doing a step without being asked.
Not every appeal will be accepted. If your appeal is denied, you should not post another appeal immediately; wait at least a few days. It would be best to understand why your appeal was denied and what you can do to improve your chance of an appeal next time. If you appeal the same way as the previous time, it is doubtful that there will be any difference in the outcome. If your appeal was denied and a Staff Member stated that no further appeals would be accepted, then you should not post any more appeals. It would be best to accept that your personal behaviour/goals conflict with the server’s rules and find another server/community that aligns more with what you want out of a server.