1) Do I have personal knowledge of the circumstances of this players ban, and is my comment for the purpose of sharing the knowledge?
2) Is my comment phrased such that a new player would not confuse me with a mod making an official decision about their appeal?
3) Will my comment not cause any flame wars or debates?
If your answer to all of these questions is not "Yes", then you probably should not be commenting on the thread that you are commenting on. If staff determines that your post is pointless and adds nothing to the thread, we will give you a ban for some duration. The duration of the ban will vary based on how often you have done it, how bad your comment is, and the mood of whichever staff bans you for it.
If you do get banned, and you feel that the ban is entirely unfair and appeal your ban, unless your appeal is extraordinarily well written and well reasoned*, I will automatically double your ban duration.
*Defined as an appeal that literally brings tears to my eyes.