The auctions department will not spell out the exact reason you are banned in many cases. This is because our lawyers have advised us that stating certain things can have negative legal consequences so we opt towards being more generic in our responses. The bottom line is that we can ban anyone for any reason we want as was pointed out earlier in the thread. We do not ban people without a good reason. It makes no sense from a business standpoint to just go around banning people from using the platform. We do ban people when their actions impact other members or the integrity of the marketplace to keep it clean for all the users. We do a daily check for shill bidding manually as well as continual automated checks. A ban is only put in place upon manual review. This poster was shill bidding. Purposely or not and it is not something we allow and something we specifically call out and define in our terms. On top of this he was scripting the site in a bad way malicious or not (just bad coding) it still has the potential to cause issues for others trying to legitimately use the site. Both of the issues he knows about as he apologized for scripting the site incorrectly, and I previously told him it looked to me like he was shill bidding. I do not like to publicly confront people and much more often than not choose to say nothing in response to threads like this and have us be thought to be the bad guy rather than point out the facts if it means publicly reproving someone. That is not the intent of this post. I am, after continually ignoring this, only replying to give more color as it continues to be tagged to me. Bottom line we do not ban people lightly. We will tell you what you did if asked and unfortunately some reasons for banning from the platform are not reversible. Shill bidding and running a script against the site that is using a decent amount of our resources are legitimate concerns that impact both the integrity of the marketplace and the experience of others using it.