In-game name: LikaSumbodyyy Ban date: July 13, 2019 Ban reason (if known): X-Ray Moderator who banned (if known): DiamondLover162 Comments/explanation: So firstly I would love to criticize the hypocrisy of mods since any normal server would and should interrogate the suspected person for confirmation at least because being 100% sure of something is impossible. Secondly when I talked to others in the server, half the people said appealing is USELESS because the mods will often get "pissed" and perm-ban players. That is poor moderation. Nevertheless here is my argument: For starters I myself have played Minecraft for almost 8 years and I admit finding in the realms of 3 stacks of diamonds is unlikely in an hour as I have barely touched that much while strip mining with a beacon - yet not impossible. In addition I believe just 2 weeks ago on this exact server I was complaining about how a 7-day ban for X-Raying was too light and it is brutally ironic how here I am appealing on a forum for a 7-day ban for X-Raying. So by now I have a mod fuming and stacking up evidence why I was X-Raying but I'll break it down into 3 sections because I have moderated MULTIPLE servers in the past including Simple Survival (old server that crashed) and I fully understand the basis of X-Raying. X-Ray Reasons 1. Strange mining patterns 2. Odd pauses in mining 3. Finding an excessive amount of diamonds 1. Strange mining patterns are often the highlights of X-Raying. Without a doubt if someone tunnels near an ore and then suddenly turns to find another abundance of ores it is at least suspicious. The second most obvious indicator are rapid changes in Y-Coordinates as a normal strip miner would mine at Y:11. So now let us return to my scenario. I have strip mined many times with a beacon and it would normally be my go to way of mining for diamonds. If you have monitored me in the past you know I strip mine a TON. In addition if I hated mining so much I would not be creating a 100 by 100 pit. So here is my alibi of sorts because right now I'm 7 days banned and guilty of this crime: I spent the last 4 hours in a Fortnite Tournament and wanted to unwind. What to do? Play Minecraft. Like what else would you do? So I wild warped twice I believe setting out to cave a bit. First warp was a snow biome, high altitude so I warped again. I found a nice opening in the ground and went through it and I found a massive crevasse in the ground. I mined safely down to avoid taking fall damage and then started tunneling a 2 by 2 tunnel (not that uncommon) at the base of the crevasse starting at a visible ore. I tunneled straight mining ores I saw on the wall and changing directions whenever I saw an ore. Sometimes I would mine ores and I would fall down to bedrock and instinctively as anyone in search of diamonds would do I built up to around Y:11. So in summary I was mining sloppily in an unorthodox manner, sure. I was tired and there are more methods to mining than just strip mining. The changes of Y-Coordinates are attributed to me falling down from mining ores and then returning to around Y:11. I will gladly return to my mining tunnel to prove this and a moderator can check block history to validate exactly this. 2. Understandably your system maybe alerted mods of potential X-Ray so I was being monitored. I realized this early on as I noticed artifacts near me which sometimes happens on servers as invisibility sometimes bugs out. I noticed this but I continued mining because I straight up was doing NOTHING wrong. Like if you think I would keep mining knowing I was getting watched, why would I continue my "strange mining patterns." Regardless throughout this I was in a Discord call with friends, one of which is a Youtuber and I remarked at this moment "I think a moderator is monitoring me 'lmao' they probably think I'm X-Raying." I have an entire 2 hour recording of me talking with my friends and a few moments when I found diamonds. The comicality of this circumstance made me laugh when I first got banned until they said I had to appeal to this forum instead of logically speaking to a moderator. Moving on though to the point of this paragraph, the moderators most likely saw me pausing and the reason for this is as simple as me typing in the AppleCraft chat, which you can see if you look at logs, and secondly texting my friend. If you need screenshots of this I will gladly send them but some messages may be censored for privacy reasons. Conclusively though me "pausing to X-Ray" simply is me taking breaks hence why even in the middle I "/spawn" to protect myself for a longer text. 3. Now we get to the juice of it all right? If everything was true and I really was legitimately mining in a random tunneling pattern, what are the odds that I found that many diamonds. Truthfully, not that high as we all know. Although diamonds most frequently spawn between Y:5-12 me finding the quantity of diamonds I found is unlikely. With that being said I was mining near lava pools, in a crevasse where diamonds have increased spawn rates - something I knew being an avid Minecraft player. So you can call that bullshit, which I think is okay but at the end of the day it came down to a lot of luck. When I was mining, in the same linear direction I found veins of diamond ores only 3 blocks away from each other. This has nothing to do with X-Ray this is simple luck. As much as an moderator would hate to believe finding that many diamonds in a random mining pattern is "luck" discrediting the possibility is foolish and I have plenty of evidence to defend how this was not a case of X-Raying including download history. Concluding thoughts: I appreciate the effort the mods go through to maintain a safe environment for the rest of Applecraft but I truly believe mods should go through a longer process determining the use of mods or hacks. Trap rooms are an excellent tool for catching X-Ray users and the use of them would improve the accuracy of bans. It is unfortunate I could not talk a mod through this but hopefully everything clears up. Anyways thanks for reading, cheers.