Originally posted by zeeblebot
not doubting anyone's guilt, but if banned players were allowed to defend themselves in forum trial threads (say, threads initiated for each banned player by the mods, in the General forums) maybe we wouldn't have all those threads complaining about their dismissal.
While I'm sure the trial-by-forum approach would be hugely entertaining, I can't see how it would help either the banned players or the administration of RHP. It certainly would NOT reduce the number of threads complaining about the bannings. If anything those would increase tenfold.
In my experience, banned players don't want to defend themselves. They want to crawl down a hole and disappear without trace. They even get to do that with their subs refunded!
There is nothing stopping any banned player from emailing one of their former RHP friends with a "defence" to be posted in the forums.
The difficulty is that none of the evidence used to determine why the player was banned will ever be made known, not to the player and most certainly not to the public.
And nothing the banned player can do or say can change the overwhelming evidence of their cheating.
Making this process public would serve only as a free education for other would-be cheats on how best to avoid detection in the future.
The best defence everyone has is to play their own game.