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Invalid Appeal: Smelly Salty Socks

Discussion in 'Ban Appeals' started by Smelly Salty Socks, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Smelly Salty Socks

    Smelly Salty Socks Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    Link to your ban or your com block:
    Why should you be unbanned or unblocked?:
    I still don't know to this day why I was banned, this is my first steam account, and I was banned on it around 2 years ago when I first joined a skial server by the console for a "banned" IP. It confuses me as to why I was banned as I was banned while joining a skial server for the first time, didn't even get into the actual server. I didn't cheat or break any of the others rules and was simply banned from the console because apparently I was using a banned IP despite this being my first steam account ever created, so I don't see how it could plausibly be a banned IP. Anyways I should be unbanned, since I didn't do anything wrong and was permanently banned from skial while joining a server for the first time.​
     
  2. Phantom 5.0

    Phantom 5.0 TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Are you currently using a VPN to connect to Skial servers? If so, you could be connecting on an IP that’s previously been used by a hacker.
     
  3. Smelly Salty Socks

    Smelly Salty Socks Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    I can't connect to Skial servers on this account even with different IPs, I've changed IPs since then. But since the ban was permanent I assume it doesn't matter what IP I use as it's connected to that account. It might have been because I used a VPN, as the provided IP in the ban, isn't mine and has never been mine.
     
  4. Phantom 5.0

    Phantom 5.0 TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Normally, a 10 minute ban is instituted if someone tries to connect using a proxy/VPN. In which case, it is encouraged that the proxy/VPN is disabled, wait 10 minutes and try to connect again.

    Rules on use of proxies/VPNs can be found here:

    https://www.skial.com/threads/why-am-i-banned-for-proxy-ip.37223/

    Just out of my own curiosity: how many times have you tried to connect to skial servers using your VPN? I know that you stated that you originally connected once, and were instantly banned, I but need more clarification.
     
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  5. Smelly Salty Socks

    Smelly Salty Socks Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    Only once, I stopped soon after since I lagged a lot using VPN.
     
  6. Meowcenary

    Meowcenary TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    I took a look into the situation and it looks to me like you were given a "bad" IP address out of bad luck, either by using a VPN/proxy or from your internet service provider giving you a recycled IP address someone else once used to hack with.

    Since I can't find anything that suggests you were the hacker that got that IP address banned I'll unban you

    If you do use proxies/VPNs try to avoid using them where possible. You are allowed to use them but you run the risk of getting a 'tainted' IP address someone once used to hack with

    You should be able to reconnect to the servers now, but tell us you have any issues doing so
     
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  7. Smelly Salty Socks

    Smelly Salty Socks Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    Ok, thank you for your help :D!
     
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