There have been complaints in the past about arbitrary bans and how admins abuse their powers (I got that a lot for awhile). As such, I'm starting a panel consisting of me, 2 admins, and 2 mods that will review bans when they are appealed by the users. Here's how it will work.
If you feel the ban is unfair or arbitrary, then you let me or another admin know you want to appeal it. The ban will be removed from you at that moment. From there I will send out a notification to the rest of the panel to let them know. The person who banned the user explains why he did it. The user gets to explain their position. The panel looks at the situation and rules from there. If they rule the ban was worth it, you serve out your punishment. If they decide it is not a legitimate ban, you don't serve the ban. If it was OBVIOUS that you were wrong and that you are just wasting the time of the panel, you will serve the punishment out, as well as serve an additional time TBD by the panel (this is to keep every ban that is deserved from coming up to us for no reason other than you're upset about being banned).