The title sounds weird and this would only come from someone who got banned on SteamRep. But after reading https://forums.steamrep.com/threads/any-administrator-please.190328/ , you may understand the reason. In my case, I scammed someone in 2014, repaid, appealed the ban and it got denied on 31th August 2019. 5 years passed, it happened only 1 time and it was a minor $8 (TF2 item) scam. Meanwhile there are scammers who keep doing it infinitely with new ways and so on. > If the scammer gets successfully SteamRep banned, values and repetitions stay far in the background. Lowest and highest scammers are in the same jar of SteamRep's ban. > IRL, punishments to scammers can vary depending on the case. Here are the reasons why ban grades make sense: 1. Finding the middle of punishment. A low scammer who did it once usually gets the ban tag, not the caution tag. But it doesn't give out much more information within one word or two words, a grade, stating how high the treat is. Here is what the ban grades can look like within the reputation status: Banned - One offense Banned - Few offenses Banned - Many offenses It's lacking detail of course, but usually there is Additional Information. 2. Partially avoiding unnecessary punishment. Case: Someone who got falsely SteamRep banned is now banned on his favorite TF2 community server which auto detects scammers. It takes him weeks to get their ban appeal accecpted after providing screenshots of the Steam support ticket because their Steam account has been hijacked. Now that wouldn't happen if the server still allowed people with the lowest ban grade "Banned - One offense". Then the falsely banned person could've still been on the TF2 community server with their active ban appeal. And there would be no time to spend solving the ban from that server as well. 3. Downgrades at good behavior at the long run. The ban grades could also look like this instead: Banned - I Banned - II Banned - III It only gives an assumption of how high the treat is but those grades have an advantage instead of providing one, few or many offenses as info within the banned tag. Banned - I means this ban tag, and the treat is low to moderate. It can only get worse (Banned - II, Banned - III) and not better from there, except with successful ban appeals. But then it should be an even rarer case to get the ban downgraded to caution. People should understand it as a ban tag where it's simply not very likely that the banned person will offend again. In my case, I'm completely banned from SteamRep but all I did was 1 offense. So that's how I justify the not so high possibility of repeated scam, while a few people here would probably give me the Banned - II grade just because I must admit that my ban appeal was not the best even if I spent plenty of hours on it. Banned - II means this ban tag, the treat is high and game community servers etc. work with this tag to give out community bans . But there should be a way to get downgraded to Banned - I after some time, good behavior or an "extra repayment" to the victim (if there was one). This would mean a sub category for ban appeals: Banned - II to Banned - I. The SteamRep admins need to understand that a few scammers here want to pay extra money to be any less banned. I'm no talent at typing very well, but money is always a good word if you know what I mean. Banned - III means this ban tag, the treat is critical and game community servers etc. work with this tag to give out permanent community bans (I know SteamRep doesn't handle partners and so on, but grades can be described at least). Not only game community servers would ban permanently, but also appealing at this grade should only be the case if the account has been hijacked or else it gets immediately denied, so almost no escape from this ban grade. A high scam or multiple offenses belong in this category. --- This is of course no straight suggestion where every detail must fit. It's there in hope to differentiate the banned people and make you think. It's there to make it fairer like punishment IRL. And they don't put a murderer next to a driver without driver's license in the same prison cell IRL. I am aware that I'm SteamRep banned and what do I do except writing all of this at last? Nothing. I learned to use the Steam market mainly and I don't think to scam. An evil person would try to keep scamming after the ban because there is nothing more to lose. But my heart says I'm not a scammer. I can't write perfect English here; just a bunch of hopefully understandable text. But in fact a person who sit on this having something to state and suggest, so thank you for reading that.