What is the difference between a temporary ban, appeal ban, voucher ban, and permanent ban?


Temporary ban: Any ban that expires on its own. Unless explicitly stated otherwise in a prior appeal, these bans can be appealed. These are often used for:

  • Minor offenses
  • First offenses

Appeal ban: The “default” indefinite ban type. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, a ban that doesn’t expire is an appeal ban. These bans can be appealed. These are often used:

  • When a player cannot be contacted to be warned
  • For zero tolerance rules
  • After multiple temporary bans

Voucher ban: An indefinite ban that can by appealed, but which requires a voucher of good behavior from another SS13 or SS14 server. These bans typically can only be appealed at least 6 months after being placed. These bans are often used:

  • For ban evasion
  • After an appeal ban, excluding ones used only because a player couldn’t be contacted

Permanent ban: An ban that never expires and cannot be appealed. These are rarely used.

All bans can be appealed without the need for any voucher or waiting period if you successfully argue that the ban was inappropriately placed. For example:

  • Someone is banned for something they did not do
  • Someone is voucher banned, but has never been appeal banned and nothing else justifies the placement of a voucher ban

If you believe your ban was inappropriately placed, you should make that clear in your appeal along with why you believe that.

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