Hello, I am a member of the Mineplex community who has been banned for stat boosting. It is something I do not pride myself upon and the brunt of the punishment is behind me. I regret my actions and acted uninformed of the rules. However, I did not feel as if my punishment was truly worth its length (a 30 day ban for boosting 10 wins; the equivalent of around 1,000 EXP). So I did as any banned player would, and appealed. This proved to be an eye-opening experience. I had never been banned before. I had never appealed. After some bureaucratic roadblocks, my appeal was escalated (after 1 whole week) and denied (after another week). This was extremely frustrating to me. I've seen other players get unbanned for hacking after a few days, so why haven't I been?, I thought. Especially since the offense I committed only harmed the server for around 10 minutes, while closeters/hackers can potentially ruin the game for months before being caught. So, I did as any frustrated player would, and messaged the Admins. Firstly, I spoke to the appeals Admin. On Discord, I was told to message them on the forums, which took another 2 or 3 days. I was finally told that the decision to never unban a player during their first stat boosting offense was given by the Rules Committee. This also didn't make sense do me, as a first-time offender is more likely to be regretful and not reoffend (a second stat boosting offense results in a permanent ban). So I did what anyone would do, and messaged the Rules Committee Admin. I was coldly told, in an indifferent tone, that no leniency is taken into consideration. Punishment would lead to obedience. Once again I asked regarding hacking punishments: there's leniency there -- why shouldn't there be leniency here? Again, coldly: the Rules Committee doesn't deal with hacking. Defeated, I reached the end. Over 3 weeks later, I am still banned. I fully accept my punishment, but I do not understand why every detail is so fragmented and takes so much time to process. Why do I have to run through 3 or 4 different people/teams to make sense of my punishment? Why isn't there a centralized appeals team that deals with all types of appeals (QA deals with hacking, RC deals with stat boosting, Regular Appeals deals with chat, etc.)? Why do forums staff take over 2 days to answer forum messages? Why is everything so inconsistent? I know it's whiny, I know nothing will be done. But I have to let it out here, because there's no other place left.