99.99% of all ban appeals involve the mods having to demand that users claim their soldier(s) before continuing. This can sometimes require several posts over several days, especially if the appealer has a low brain cell count or has limited English.
Why not simply do this: when a user attempts to create a new thread in the "Ban appeals" section but has not yet claimed any soldiers, an error is displayed and an easy to understand guide on how to claim your soldier is shown.
I don't know how you guys haven't gone crazy with this issue yet.
I'll give my blessing on this. I just get the feeling it's harder to program than it sounds. I'm sure they would love to have this without the programming time.
The working idea is that when a user registers an account, they’ll be prompted to claim their soldier(s) at that point in time. Trust me, we’re tired of beating the dead horse.