Appeals can help players who were banned for no reason. But, the truth is, most appeals are hackers who are lying just to get their accounts back. There have been several times where I encounter a really bad hacker, and after I report someone and I am told that they are banned, I sometimes go to appeals and I check to see if I'm the one who banned him. Then I see that they have already banned 7 times, and they have had 5 of their bans appealed. At least, appeals should be judged much, much, much less "mercifully"