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Questions regarding FoG's mass 330 user marking

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by ForteSP, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. ForteSP

    ForteSP New User

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    So earlier today FoG banned 330 users for being a part of a public group called "Dota2Lounge Middleman" It is a fake middleman group that is public, so anyone can join at any time.
    The report can be seen here http://forums.f-o-g.eu/threads/4564-http-steamcommunity-com-groups-d2lmiddleman.html


    It would make sense for me to ban all the admins/moderators and users who have supplied fake +reps onto the group's profile page, but that wasn't the case. All members were banned and are having their FoG tag appeals rejected for being involved in an impersonation, scamming group, yet it's quite many of these users either received invites and accepted them, thinking the group was legitimate, or joined hoping to find a legitimate middleman.

    I had a conversation with No:name where he said they decided to mark everyone because many of the accounts "looked shady" (conversation attached)


    Could SR weigh in on this and give their opinion on the situation, I just want some clarification how this can be fair that so many users, most of them 100% innocent of any wrong doing, can be stuck with permanent scammer tags.


    Ban appeals rejected

    http://forums.f-o-g.eu/threads/4562-ban-appeal-nex.html
    http://forums.f-o-g.eu/threads/4576-ban-appeal-cest-la-vie.html

    I'm sure more ban appeals will come as well.

    For something like this, would this be a situation where SR would step in, because this is clearly ridiculous to me. I may not have done a ton of research but I really think this is kind of unreasonable.

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  2. Mattie!

    Mattie! SteamRep Admin

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    We're looking into the situation and will be discussing with them.
  3. Lava

    Lava Public Relations SteamRep Admin

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    Unless I'm missing something, those two appeals are not denied. The first one is a duplicate of http://forums.f-o-g.eu/threads/4565-ban-appeal-nex.html (marked as "need more info") while the second one is still pending.
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  4. Knucklejoe

    Knucklejoe New User

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    As far as the screenshot, that's one guy. I doubt that too many others have more than 2-3 alts.

    Also, expect a lot of appeals from people that should be going to FoG here over the next few days.
  5. Ninja Otter With A Taco

    Ninja Otter With A Taco Retired Staff

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    Those appeals were accepted recently, anyways some more on this topic: I personally will be gathering evidence of why the members that have tags are currently banned.

    Also on the topic of appeals the majority of users have been untagged.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
  6. ForteSP

    ForteSP New User

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  7. cheatnow

    cheatnow New User

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    Taco isn't a trade admin and isn't able to handle reports/appeals

    Has been set to invalid due to the fact there was no effort put in (http://forums.f-o-g.eu/threads/4562-ban-appeal-nex.html)
    his second appeal got approved: (http://forums.f-o-g.eu/threads/4565-ban-appeal-nex.html)