Who banned you? (This can be found when you attempt to log back into the server) : doesn't say
Why should we unban you?: I used the x-ray texture pack last night and got a few diamonds from it, after hearing that stinky got banned for x-ray I wanted to see what it was so I downloaded it and went mining -- I haven't used any of the diamonds I acquired from the cheat and would be happy to forfeit them. I admit what I did was wrong and apologize, if I am allowed access to the server again I will not use it again. If you indeed do consider my appeal. And if not, then I'd like to say goodbye to all the friends I've made on the server so far. See you space cowboy...
Ah Tsune, You say you wanted to see what x-ray was all about, see what it enabled you to do. But if you know it was bannable; that the server did not allow, then why would you even think of using it? There are patterns, ways to tell between X-ray and strip mining, and you were a classic example of just this. A 'few' diamonds is not exactly an accurate descriptions, there are 10 whole pages of logs with nothing but your diamond breaks, several only a few minutes apart.
If you had downloaded x ray, but not used it; just looked, then we would be none the wiser, and you would still be able to play on Wintercrest as a member of our community. However, you decided it would be good to use Wintercrest's single most bannable offence?
Since this announcement has been made -- why did stinky get a chance to appeal? There seems to be a sense of favoritism here... but I can't imagine any less from people who play where they moderate. Since there is a zero tolerance policy make sure you indicate it on future post so it at least seems like all players have the same opportunities, I was honest about the x-ray and my appeal was still 'thrown under the bus' as opposed to other instances not weeks before my case.
No where does it say that players are not allowed to appeal. Stinkyfish619 did appeal on the forums, yes, but was he unbanned? No. The x-ray policy states that the player caught using x-ray will be banned with no appeal. It does not state that the player is not allowed to make a ban appeal, it just means that whether they appeal or not, they will not be unbanned.
So in regards to your ban appeal, you made an appeal, but you will not be unbanned. Just as you made an appeal, so did Stinkyfish619, and just like him, you will not be unbanned.