On September 2nd, 2009, Valve Software adopted a zero tolerance policy for external applications used to manipulate the persistent item system, as stated on their TF2 blog. Items gained using the idler were removed, players who did not use the idler received a hat. This has already happened and no amount of fighting, complaining, or otherwise will change what has happened. Threads on the topic WILL BE LOCKED. We do not need a forum filled with arguments regarding it. Thank you for understanding.