Manual bans are put in place for players that fail to follow our rules or behave poorly on our servers.
Server admins have the right to remove anyone whom they feel may be disruptive to game play or those who through present or past behaviour are not suited to our environment. We are under no obligation to justify the actions taken, nor will we engage in discussion on the kicks/bans imposed, with the exception of appeals or a simple clarification of any action taken.
Our minimum ban is three months. Any player who accumulates 3 or more bans on J4F will be banned permanently from all our servers.
OWI publish an FAQ for player bans - access it here.
OWI host a Discord forum for all server owners.
In this forum, server owners and admins can report players for rules breaches, anti social behaviour, hate speech, racism, cheating, etc.
At J4F we will pro-actively ban those players guilty of the worst behaviour listed in these forums. We will only do so when there is evidence attached to the report.
OWI forbid us from disclosing any information listed in these forums, so although you may appeal these type of bans, we will not be able to give you a reason or provide you with any further information about the listing.
If you feel that the OWI forum listing of your account its wrongful or malicious, then you should contact OWI directly using their website or public Discord forum.
Other Squad Communities
At J4F we talk to other Squad communities and we may use their ban lists to add to our own.
If you have been banned this way, then you may enquire about your ban, we will tell you which server you were banned on and why we have withheld access to J4F for your account.
You are also free to appeal this type of ban.
Community Ban List
The community ban list - CLICK HERE is a service that collects bans from multiple game servers and allows server owners to set weights against these bans - Current, expired, nature of ban, length, age etc.
J4F will assign our own criteria to players who have been banned on different servers and we may withhold access to our game servers for players with multiple and/or serious bans.
The easiest way to remedy this is to visit https://communitybanlist.com find which servers you have been banned on and appeal the bans directly with the banning organisations. If you get your bans removed or reduced then there is a good chance that our weighting system will allow you to join J4F servers.
You can appeal directly to us, but this will be more involved and require you to get the banning organisation to provide us with the information regarding your ban(s). We will treat each case on merit.
To find out what bans you have recorded against you visit https://communitybanlist.com/banned and enter your Steam ID - that will tell you which organisations have banned you and the status of those bans.