On the atari forums, if you went to create a thread in the Usermade Mods/Maps section, the form automatically loads with all the tags used for setting out the information within the post... Seems like they no longer do it, so I can't get an example.
But you should be able to make it so that when someone goes to create a thread in the appeals section, it automatically has Ban #(Insert Number) as the title, and then the IP, GUID, Nickname etc. part in the main area. That way, you might have less people who start threads wrong, and don't get the automated response... Just an idea
Or, if someone starts a thread wrong, you could have the automated response tell them to read the rules