I hesitate to start this blog, since the likelihood of being blocked as a "just in case" precaution after this single post is very high.
Sunday, Febuary 14, 2010. I decided to start a user blog post series to show how the creation of their own forum can turn a serial spammer into a model internet user, perhaps one who even lets people think in a new way. Let's take a trip back to the darkest corners of my memories as an internet user in order to travel back to the day I lost my anonymity.
June, 2007. Tau Online. Username: Tau Master 2. Everything was going mostly ok for me. No issues, no spam reports. And then it hit me in the face. In one otherwise completly legal post, I used just one too emoticons for emphasis, and I get warned to 80% for something called "smiley spam" by a moderator from Britan who goes by the username of "TimJim". So, you know what I did? Well I didn't just take it like a man. I posted a thread in the suggestions section calling TimJim a tyrant. Guess what does. Nothing good. I got IP Permabanned, and TimJim was promoted to admin for getting rid of a first-amendment based troublemaker, last time I heard.
The moral of this post: Never argue with moderators.
To be continued...