Sorry, the title is Misleading, but I wanted to make sure you actually read this.
All Discussion on the bannings go in this topic:http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=621114
That includes speculation, theories, discoveries, and general venting of frustrations. IF YOU CREATE ANY NEW TOPICS ON THE SUBJECT
An Xbox-Scene moderator will close itIF YOU ADMIT TO USING BACKUPS ON XBOX LIVE
And Xbox-Scene Moderator will issue you a warning and Mute your accountIF YOU ADMIT TO PIRATING GAMES
An Xbox-Scene Moderator WILL BAN YOUR XBOX-SCENE ACCOUNT.
-Making more then 1 backup counts as Piracy
-Making a backup of your "friend's" disc or your "Brother's" disc or any disc in possession of anyone but yourself will be considered piracy.IF YOU ADMIT TO RETURN FRAUD
If you returned your banned console to Walmart or some game store or otherwise offloaded your console to someone who didn't know it was banned/broken/modified/etc you will not only be banned but will we likely contact law enforcement
in your area and report you. Yes, we can get that information, it's not difficult to do and we have done it before.IF YOU ADMIT TO REPLACING/FAKING THE MICROSOFT CASE STICKER
An Xbox-Scene Moderator will ban your account (this is fraud).IF YOU MOUTH OFF TO A MODERATOR
An Xbox-Scene Moderator will ban your accountIF YOU CREATE A NEW XS ACCOUNT AFTER BEING BANNED
An Xbox-Scene Moderator will ban you NEW account too.
These aren't new rules... these rules have been around for ages
. But since many of you feel you can disrespect these forums just because you were an idiot and took your moded Xbox on Live (we all warned you before you moded it that you shouldn't do that, there's no excuses) we're taking a hard line moderating approach. There is no room for discussion and appropriate retribution will be delivered without question and without prejudice.BANNINGS FAQQ: How do I know if I've been banned?
Run a network connection test, if the connection to Xbox Live Fails then check the error codes. If your Z value is 8015 - 190D then it means you're banned.Q: If I was banned can I take my Gamertag onto a new Xbox 360?
Yes you can, only your console was banned not the account(s) on it.Q: If I have been banned, can I plug my harddrive into another Xbox360?
Yes, your Xbox360 has been banned not your account or your storage device.Q: Is there any way to unban my console?
None is known at this time. We'll likely report on it if a method is ever found.Q: Will there be a firmware update that will un-ban me?
No, once you've been banned there is nothing you can do to the firmware to un-ban you, as of right now there is no known method at all to un-ban a console.Q: I never modified my console but I was banned! What do I do!
If you bought it used contact the person or store you bought it from and demand an un-banned console. If you bought it new, contact MS and demand an un-banned console.Q: I have a modified console but I'm not banned!
Luck you...Q: I'm not banned but if I use firmware "X" will I be banned?
Yes, most likely. It's unclear the criteria being used to ban people but there is no firmware known to be safe. If you're using hacked firmware and log onto Xbox live you risk being banned; it doesn't matter what firmware you use.Q: My console has been banned from LIVE. How will I be able to receive dashboard updates?
Typically the dash updates are available for download from Xbox.com
Whether they will be allowing future dash updates for banned consoles is yet to be determined. Also when dash updates are downloaded from LIVE, the installer is cached on the harddrive, so simply swapping the hdd from an updated console to a non-updated one, should prompt you to update the dash.