I'm happy to announce some very anticipated news today.
First, we will be running an unban-all
with the exceptions of chargeback bans and blacklists.
Second, from now on, after a 6 month period of a blacklist, the blacklisted user can appeal their ban. For that, we have implemented Blacklist Appeals
on our forums.
Every banned forums user will be assigned the Blacklisted role which will let them create a Blacklist Appeal with their account. It is up to the discretion of the administration team whether the appeal is accepted or denied. Waiting a 6 month period may not guarantee an unban.
If a blacklist appeal is made prior to the 6 month wait period, it will immediately be denied. If a blacklist appeal is denied, the user is not allowed to make another appeal for a minimum of 2 months. Any appeals made within that time will be automatically denied.
Prior to changes in the blacklisting system, people would get blacklisted after three or more Tier 3 offenses. Since we no longer have this system, anyone who was blacklisted due to this can now be unbanned. This means, if you are not banned for a Tier 4 offense or blacklisted due to a management decision, you can make a blacklist appeal and will be unbanned*.
*Exceptions may be made at the discretion...