Originally posted by utherpendragon
What you have done is a clear violation of the TOS.
You are mistaken. 'FMF' was discontinued. The subscription lapsed. And I had told the web site that I wasn't using FMF any more. Then I started 'John W. Booth' as a free account [FMF has always been a subscriber account].
The suggestion that I used both accounts at the same time was incorrect and the site never pressed this accusation, which may have originated with a disgruntled poster.
I was not banned and I was not deemed to have broken the TOS. When I realised that all 'FMF's posts from the last half a decade - maybe 10,000 or more - might be lost if the retired screen name were to be deleted, I decided to discontinue 'John W. Booth' - which was then deleted at my request - and reactivate 'FMF' and, because I have always been a full-on contributor to the site [both money wise and as a community member], I decided to resubscribe.
There was never any threat of a ban on the table, regardless of what you claim. And I was never banned. Being banned was never discussed. In fact I have never been banned, not even once in 6 years. I was simply asked to choose. And I did.