Spam bots have been on the rise lately, and I've recently been given the powers to
ban delete execute people. Any accounts that are found to be posting messages that resemble spam bot behavior or are found to be operating spam bots will have their accounts permanently terminated without warning.
Please use the Report to Moderator button in the corner of the post to report any spam activity and we will take care of it as soon as possible.
Thank you for your cooperation!
[UPDATE: Same as second post in topic by me]
Okay guys, here's the deal. I am going to go through the members list and I will be banning all accounts suspect of being spammers or spambots. If your username, e-mail address, and/or IP address is connected to that of a typical spam bot name, then your account will be terminated. Obviously, I am going to use my judgment on this and only ban the ones that are immediately obvious.
If your account is banned for spam (bot) activities and you feel it was made in error, please contact me or an administrator ASAP and we will review each account on a case-by-case basis.
That is all. *cocks shotgun*
In light of recent events, I have decided that I will purge all forum accounts that are both
Older than 1 month (30 days)
Have a post count of 0
This is to prevent both dead accounts and bot accounts from accumulating and filling up the userpage with unnecessary clutter. I have recently purged over 1000 accounts with zero posts that were believed to have been associated with possible spam bots. If you have a forum account with zero posts after 30 days of being registered, then it will be deleted. Even making one post then never posting again will keep it saved. The reason is that 99.9% of the accounts that I have deleted have made zero posts. But, I do not want a bunch of dead spam bot accounts cluttering the user list.
Besides, if you're not going to post, then you don't really need an account to lurk, anyway. If you really wanted to you could just remake the account and post eventually.
Have a nice day.