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I think what happened, just a guess, is that when someone replies to a spam post to say "reported" that makes them a target of the spammer who retaliates by reporting all THAT legitimate member's posts. Then an automatic function steps in and bans the legitimate member for receiving X amount of "reports".

So, until the webmaster comes up with a solution to prevent that, it's best to just report the spam posts without informing the spammer that you did.

For the webmaster; I suggest that any automatic banning only occur when a member receives "reports" from 3 or more members. And maybe a feature that automatically removes an individual POST or THREAD (if it is the lead post in that thread) when there are X amount of "reports". Also maybe restrict swarm 'reporting"; where a single member "reports" many of another's posts in a short amount of time.

The videolink spammer has been trying to get back on, but recent changes have thwarted them so far. Their posts are now always a sentence that is the same as the title, and it is only their 1st or 2nd post as a member.

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Could be, part of the response to me was Your account was caught up in some spam clean up. Sorry for the headache.

So it could be what you say or a coding issue but I won't be adding "reported" to the Thread like I advocated previously, in order to let other members know it had been reported already.

Possibly admin could code it that when a message is reported as spam, an automatic message of "Reported as spam" appears on the post, without identifying who reported it. Or have the Thread header change color, to red. Letting everyone know it has already been reported.

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I never got a reply from the admins after I sent several emails over the course of a few days, so I just made a new account; or re-activated an old one. Previously I was lazily signing in from facebook because I forgot my user name.

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Glad you are online Vet. Surly Bill, if you have an old account you are still locked out of, send me a PM with the old username and old email used and I can help you regain access.

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Glad you are online Vet. Surly Bill, if you have an old account you are still locked out of, send me a PM with the old username and old email used and I can help you regain access.

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Thanks, but I'll keep this account, it was the one I first signed up with anyway. I'll keep a member's personal email on file and if I get auto-blocked again I'll have them contact the admins.

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