Hello young scaliwags I used to go by the steam name of "Wimp" for the majority of my time playing TF2. I joined steam about 5 years ago around the " Golden Age" of TF2 where a key was about 2.66 ref or so. I was about 12 years old at the time. Me being a young bull with not a lot of morality decided to take up scamming. I tried to scam a guy of about 4 keys by saying I would gift wrap a strange gunslinger and give it to him in exchange for 4 keys.( I mean come on really?) He ends the trade and leaves. I don't remember exactly what I did after but I believe I didn't think much of it. I think two days after the event unfolds I tried joining a trading server and it said I was banned. I thought it was peculiar because I had never joined the server before. This was the case for just about every server I joined except the "dead" servers. I continued to play the game on a minuscule level and soon after quit for about 1 1/2 years. I start getting into the game again and realized that I was still banned on just about every trading server. I started to do some research and It said I was banned by Steamrep. I create an appeal but I explicitly remember thinking I was almost 2 years late on the appeal. I waited patiently because I already saw the time allotted for other appeals. About a year later I started getting frustrated. I looked for ways to bypass but of course there was none. I then created an alt and for some time thrived but ultimately got banned after the account started to increase. I quit the game and from time to time checked Steamrep to see if I was to be questioned or to be "investigated" but of course it never happened. A couple of things to take note of: I was banned in 6th grade and Presently I am going to be a senior in highschool. There are a couple arguments one could make about the report made against me several years ago but I am not going to get into it. I didnt know of steamrep prior to attempting to scam. Now my favorite part the discussion. I noticed a couple of things as I checked steam rep today 1. Reports arent being checked in chronological order. They are being checked in terms of effort. If a report is easy to handle they will look at that one first. Obviously there are many problems with that system with the main one being the first report being put out is more likely to be withheld but I am sure they know this already and the reply will be : We dont have a lot of staff members, We have real lives, We want to check and filter mistakes first. Just the usual bogus answers they give. 2. Change of Heart subcategory is deprioritized. Could someone explain why this is? I would say that this should be probably one of the easiest things to investigate into. If there is some form of remorse in what the person wrote and there is some time served (Even though I believe this is pretty stupid because the amount served cant truly be distinguished from what isnt time served but oh well.) The appeal could be handle within 5-15 mins depending on the scale of the appeal. 3. Staff Size. One thing the admins speak of is staff size. They say they do not have a lot of staff members( Crazy how the people who determine who comes in speak about staff size.) but there are several solutions. The first being work quicker.(Probably not constructive criticism but its the truth.) The second is stop having super strict trust to join the steamrep team. What is the worst that could happen if you allow someone to join the team and they turn out bad. Just kick them off the team and look over everything they have done. Especially if they end up doing something really shaddy or stupid they would just have their reputation tarnished and then banned especially if they have some wealth that is probably the worst thing that could happen to a tf2 player. Obviously it would be a lot of work but then again thats what all of the admins signed up for right? The Best Solution I feel would be for all current admins to have 3 "lesser" admins underneath the wing. The admins only job would be to look over everything done by there lesser admins( Of course they would be able to do appeals on their own but their main job would to revise/ look over.) The "lesser" admins would actually be investigating into the appeals. The admin could look over the final decision made by the lesser admin before it goes live so its pretty much fail proof unless the admin itself is corrupt, "but theres nothing to worry about there "-Steamrep (No shade) It would take maybe a month or so to implement properly with the least amount of problems but Steamreps efficiency would skyrocket. A couple of Important things : 1. Don't comment please if you didn't read everything. 2. This wasn't to bash steamrep but if you read everything you would know that already. 3. This wasn't made to try and get my appeal looked at because I pretty much already know it wont get looked at. 4. This is a discussion with pretty healthy constructive criticism I wouldn't understand why it would get closed if it did. 5. Read Everything even though I already know most of peoples arguments were already broken down in the paragraphs above. Yours Truly, A Centaur?