It's been about a year
Some of you may remember me and some might not, but let's start with my history as a part of this community. I was referred here by a friend from school and registered an account sometime in March of 2008 for the purpose of selling my RuneScape account. After about a week of offers and many failed scam attempts towards me I left for about a year, never looking back. When I returned I was never really interested in the market considering my first experience here, so I decided to stay out of the market and just be part of the community. This stayed until February, 2011(correct me if I'm wrong) when free trade was reinstated in RuneScape. I started trading a bit, never in large amounts in fear of being scammed. A month or two before I was banned I started losing interest in RuneScape and the loss of interest in the community here followed. I decided to be done with it I'd sell my sythe account, and I did.
Let's go to that experience, again I was never paid and gained nothing from this. Whoever it was changed all of the account details and made a gold buying thread and was swiftly banned soon after. I don't know of anyone who was scammed by this person and if there was anybody scammed bringing it to my attention would be appreciated.
Once it happened I realized how much I regretted the decision but thought I wouldn't have any chance of coming back here anyways. almost a year later here I am, apologizing and asking for forgiveness.