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Why do you think you were banned?
I know exactly why I was banned. I went into the server asking a few people if I could try their Unusuals on. An admin saw this and issued a permanent, global SteamRep ban without warning. The ban was issued not for actually having scammed anybody, but for the suspicion of an 'attempted scamming' or attempted scammings.Why do you think you should be un-bannedI have nothing to hide. An appeal had previously been filed on SteamRep, although it was invalid because UTC bans are supposed to be on this forum as opposed to over there: http://forums.steamrep.com/threads/76561197968124154.47630/#post-139690
One of the reasons I no longer use this account is because of the ban. I was the one using the account at the time of the ban. I have temporarily re-taken possession of the account to help both of us out with this issue. Because now most servers use SteamRep, the account can't play in most servers anymore.
I gave this account to my brother, and he has found it difficult to connect not just to trading servers, but to MOST of all of the servers out there, vanilla, surf, etc. Many places will kick & ban you simply because of a Scammer flag on SteamRep.
Now, let's be clear: did I deserve a temporary ban from the server I received a ban from? Sure. Did I deserve a permanent ban from the server? I don't think so, but I probably wouldn't have even bothered to file an appeal had I known that the ban would be localized to one server simply due to outright laziness. But I don't think an action like the one I did, which I will agree was not well thought out and quite frankly stupid and moronic and not-a-good-idea, but not ill-intentioned or malicious, deserves this kind of result. I tried purchasing some hats on TF2Shop.net with real money, and THAT can't even be done on this account anymore!
Any last comments?
Give us a chance. There are so many safeguards against scamming nowadays, it is not something that can go unpunished. I can promise and guarantee you that you will not have any further issues with us. I want to be an active member of the TF2 trading community. And you'll see through example that I'm not a scammer. If some scamming behavior ever occurs (and it won't), you'll be the first to find out about it, and I won't even bother to file an appeal because I know what the end result would be.