On Monday, april 16 2012, I've been banned from sevenforums for << spam >>.
I started a new thread to introduce my new Catalyst package and share it with people. But before anything, for those who don't know, that forum policy is to approve threads before they are published. My post had exactly the same structure as blog's page, except for
download links which were not present.
The last sentence after screenshots was :
"Files and some other stuffs are available on my Blog"
- "my Blog" was a link pointing to the catalyst suite page of the blog. Why ? It's simple, so people can follow updates from source.
About one hour later, I refreshed the page where I was to take some news. What a surprise when I saw the message saying that I was banned, but the reason is more surprising... so, I wrote to the admin for asking what the hell was going on.
I've been banned for the reason "spam"… why ?? well I just started a
new thread to introduce my work. It was supposed to help people in a way
to make installing drivers an easy step. I also give support.
so, what the hell is going on ? does this admin know what spam is ??
my god, this forum sucks for developers…
His reply :
I think it’s you that need to look up the definition of what spam is instead. When you post a promotional thread for the sole purpose of redirecting traffic (our members) to your blog, then that is spam.
okay, know that I don't care about the "traffic". I put the link in that
way because html is disabled for signatures. I'm not like that,
breaking rules. I also contribute to xda and never got any kind of warn
or else problem.
dude, spamming is the act of bombing mails or messages with ads. THAT'S NOT what I did.
so, is there any chance for me to be unbanned if I simply put direct download links ?
No more reply until now.
What the.. ?! << Redirecting traffic >> ?? Sure, I'm a big buisnessman ! Come on !! Even my blog doesn't contain any ad ! My only mistake was to omit download links. But hey, even animals give some kinds of warns before charging ! DOH ! What damn type of admin is he ?!
What do you think, people ?