I was wondering if an Admin could give some clarification as to how Valve probation affects the appeals process. A user contacted me about submitting his appeal and we talked for a long time making sure his report had all necessary parts and format. The user in question has been sincere about correcting his wrongs and has contacted the person he scammed and paid back what was taken. He understands that people only receive one appeal and wants to ensure that his appeal has the best chance of being accepted so that he can have a second chance at being a honest trader. He currently has a Valve probation and has contacted Valve about the length of the probation, receiving mixed responses. The question is, does his probation severely hamper his chances of a successful appeal so much as to warrant holding off on submitting until the probation is lifted? Or would it be in his best interests to submit his report ASAP regardless of the probation?