Indefinite ban requests are a way to request a player to be banned from the server for an indefinite amount of time. In principle, an indefinite ban lasts until the player submits an indefinite ban appeal and that appeal is approved. Players can only be indefinitely banned after committing one or more offenses from category 1 of the guidance for sanctions (available to admins at https://forum.totalfreedom.me/d/7-guidance-for-issuing-sanctions) or after submitting a self request. In the case that both a category 1 request and a self request exist for the same player, the category 1 request takes priority.
Category 1 requests
Requests for category 1 offenses can only be submitted by admins. Once posted, the request can be voted upon. Your vote should be based on the evidence in the thread, not your personal opinion of the player. The following points will be taken into account when deciding the outcome of a request:
- The total vouch/object ratio
- The ranks of the individual voters
- Whether a justification was given for a vote
More information about appealing indefinite bans for category 1 offenses can be found here: https://forum.totalfreedom.me/d/151-indefinite-ban-release-form.
To submit a category 1 request, post a thread in this section using following template:
1. Username, UUID, IP(s), and short ban reason for each offender. Format as follows:
2. What did they do?
3. What indefinitely bannable offense does this fall under according to the guidance for sanctions?
4. Add logs and/or screenshots of the occurrence here, and tag any witnessing staff. Evidence of previous offenses that are not the direct cause of this request can also be added here.
5. Are they known under any other names or IPs, and if so, are they currently (indefinitely) banned under those names and IPs? This information is used to keep track of ban bypassers.
Self requests allow any player to request an indefinite ban for themselves. Unlike category 1 requests, self requests and appeals are submitted privately, although a thread will be created in this section after the request has been approved to notify others. The appeal can be submitted at any moment and does not have a template.
To submit a self request, send a private message to the Ban Manager (@StevenNL2000) via any official platform using the following template:
1. Your username, UUID, and IP(s). Format as follows:
reason: 'Self request'
Why you want to be indefinitely banned? We will not interrogate you about this, but a justification is required to prevent requests for fun.
Do you confirm that submitting this request means that you will not be able to join the server in any way until you appeal your ban and the appeal is approved?