Ban Appeals

What is a ban appeal?

For this server, a ban appeal is a method to dispute a current ban issued amongst a player. This help guide will explain the entire process behind a ban appeal, along with tips on how to achieve a successful approval.

How does the system work?

  1. You create a ban appeal (thread) in the Ban Appeals forum.
  2. A poll will be automatically attached to your ban appeal which allows staff members to vote on whether to approve you or not.
  3. After 72 hours of creating the ban appeal, the voting process will close and the final verdict will be displayed.

Unlike the rest of the forums, there are some unique settings placed for ban appeals only.

  • You cannot delete your ban appeal.
  • You can only view your own ban appeals.

How can I make sure my ban appeal is a success?

  • Be descriptive – If you show considerable effort in your appeal, it shows us that you’re committed into your appeal.
  • Be polite – Just like if someone else is rude to you, we will likely deny your appeal based on the tone of it.
  • Be honest – Chances are we know exactly what you did. If you do not show acknowledgement of what you’ve done wrong, it gives us the impression that you’ll repeat it again.
  • Answer at least two of our questions – Will you be recidivist? Why should you be unbanned? What will you do different? What did you contribute to the community?
    • Please note that the more questions you answer, the more likely you will be accepted. In addition, feel free to answer any other questions that were not mentioned.

Ban Appeal Examples

Below are real ban appeals submitted which have been accepted. Please use them as a guide on how yours should be formatted.

Example #1

I read the rules and I’m aware that the mod XRay is not allowed. I never use XRay nor will I ever cheat in Minecraft using such a pathetic mod. The only mods I allow onto my PC is AnimationAPI, Optifine and a few others such as MusicCraft, Mo’ Creatures and others for Singleplayer mode. I am aware that I am banned because of the use of XRaying but on Sunday as I left my PC and was gone for a bit I found out that one of my older siblings downloaded XRay and got onto my account as to pull a prank on me which I did not appreciate, especially this is my personal account he used. After I came home I realized this when I saw that my PC ran slower and, of course, getting the “YOU HAVE BEEN BANNED” page when I tried logging in. I did delete the mod afterwards so the XRay mod is forever out of my system. I will however take full responsibility for this considering my PC did not have a protection password when I know it should have.

After my unban, I promise to make sure "hackers" (or my brother) doesn’t take over my PC and do this again. I also will keep track of what I mine when I mine and maybe do mining with friends instead of on my own, again, keeping track on what I get. Or maybe I just won’t mine at all, and just buy my diamonds or earn them in some way other than mining. I’m terribly sorry this issue occurred and hopefully you, the owner, or whoever may be reading this understands and it’ll be your decision as to unban me or not. I will completely understand your decision and will not argue against it.

Example #2

First of all, I take full responsibility of the things that were done with my minecraft account. I borrowed my username and password to my little brother, who likes to play MC because he watches me play most of the time, I left him without supervision (thing I don`t usually do, I normally create a SP world and let him be), as I was feeling sick and I didn`t wanted to be annoyed by him, I gave the kid a toy to have fun to get him busy. Fast forward, I was playing on the server today 08/11/2016, and suddenly forced to log off, without knowing what had happened. When I saw the notification that I was banned for using x-ray I asked my bro` about it... he admitted that he did used x-ray and cheated to get resources which is against the server rules. I`ve played on JohnnyWoof 1.0/3.0 and now on 4.0, and from the experience I have from past maps I love the community there is on server, something not many servers can achieve, that`s why I want to go back to the server, contribute to the community and have fun all together. :D I hope I expressed myself correctly, and ask forgiveness for the mistakes that were done.

I won’t let anyone else, but I use my account again. Nevertheless without me watching. 2. Respect the rules of the server and staff. 3. Contribute to the community in any way I can. 4. I already talked to my brother about cheating, and the incoherent thing it is to cheat on a survival world, when you can do everything on a creative server without cheating. 5. Help new members getting to know the /rules, and give them a hand to start on JohnnyWoof. 6. /woof :D

Example #3

Since I see no use in lying, here it goes. This is why I was banned using Xray. I was mining, and could not find anything for the longest time except for five diamonds. I got carried away and did something very stupid. I know now what I did was not clever at all on my part. And I do deserve to be banned. I downloaded an X-ray texture pack and used it to find some ores to get me on my feet. I was justly banned while X-raying for some bluestone. I am really sorry about my gameplay. Please forgive me. If I do not get unbanned, I can see it is totally 100% my fault. I am requesting a second chance. I hope to once again play on this server and be with my cousin again. We skype every once in a while. Please consider.

I will delete the texture pack and get rid of all the items I have unrightfully obtained. And use this as a lesson for the future for me. I will also help in any way I can to help the server and other players. I have cheated, and hope to never do so again. P.S If I am banned so be it. It is my fault this happened. And also, if you let me have a second chance, I will be very grateful. Thanks for taking the time to read and consider my appeal.

Example #4

I know what I did was wrong I am very sorry for what I did. I love this server from my friends and best friends to the family friendly environment. I never meant to get banned it was very wrong for me to do this and I will never use X-ray for as long as I play on Jonnywoof craft. If I were to get banned I would severely miss all my friends and others. I would miss my armor shop and my tool shop in my town. I would miss chatting with my friends about the farm and how the town was growing.

When mining I will always mine without using X-ray and never use any other cheat or hack like it. I will always find my diamonds and other ores by going into mineworld without ever using X-ray. Once again I am very sorry for using X-ray and have learned my lesson the hard way thank you for all your time reading this.


Below are real ban appeals submitted which have been denied. Please do not them as a guide on how yours should be formatted. Instead, use these as a way for what your appeal should not look like.

Example #1

Putting emotions aside, I should be unbanned because I wrongly accused of using a hack (x-ray mod), I don't know how to install texture packs or mods in general.

I won't auction such large amounts anymore.

Example #2

I Was Playing Around And Greifed My Friend And He Did Not Like It, I Am Now Older And More Respectful

Listen To The Rules And Not Be Dumb Like I Was Back Then In The Old Days And I Will Now Be More Respectful

Example #3

Because I didn't use any kind of hacks... And the reason wile for this is.... I’m not hacker/cheater I'm normal minecraft player and I don't use any hacks... So can you guys please unban me??

I play like normally and don't wanna you anytime and anytype of hacsk in minecraft...

Example #4

BECAUSE I WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE BANNED LIKE A MONTH AND ITS BEEN LIKE A YEAR AND A HALF!

NOT KILL MY FRIENDS ANIMAL WHEN HE SAID I COULD FOR FOOD I CANT EVEN TALK TO HIM ANYMORE BECAUSE WE MET ON HYPIXEL AND I GOT BANNED FOR SOMETHING I DIDNT DO SAME WITH MY OTHER FRIEND ON HYPIXEL CANT PLAY WITH EITHER SO IT WOULD BE GREAT TO PLAY ON A SERVER ONE OF THEM MIGHT BE PLAYING ON STILL! IM SORRY FOR NOT BEING RESPECTFUL BUT I HAVE ANOTHER FRIEND ON HERE WHO I CAN’T PLAY WITH!

Example #5

I forgot that I had the texture pack loaded in my game when I joined the server, and I did not use it to collect any resources, or to do anything that could help me progress in the server in any way.

I will always be sure to what I have loaded into the game, and I will remember to always play on the server without cheating.