Hard to answer with just Yes or No. 1. Going off memory, it was more of a case of knowing about the rule etc. especially when it came down to trades of high-values. If you didn't know about the rule and you made trades over a certain price, FoG at the very least would inform you of the rule, how to check for scammers etc. If you did know about the rule then that was generally all that was needed for values that were exceptionally large. 2. Was there any evidence provided that SR was down? That logic works both ways, and as far as I remember with your case, there was more proof showing that SR was functioning. 3. If all evidence was made off of assumptions then No, but that wasn't the case. Again though, I'm answering these as a moderator at FoG and the person that handled your appeal. Also, SteamRep has always said that you can bring up a community ban with them (a ban that has the person banned on SR as well) if the ban doesnt go alongside SR policy. https://forums.steamrep.com/threads/questions-regarding-fogs-mass-330-user-marking.85084/ This is an example of that, from my memory most of the bans from that were removed.