I had been a member at m1911.org since this summer. I thought that I could help some people out that had questions regarding certain brands of 1911 pistols. On November 4th, out of nowhere I receive an email at an account I didn't check until today. It was a threatening email saying that I was in violation of the rules at their site. Apparently I had two website links in my signature line instead of the maximum allowable quantity of one. When I saw the email, I immediately responded with: John, I just received the email message about my concurrent banning. I do not check this email account often enough to have taken notice. I apologize for my oversight. I value my membership on your website and would like to continue contributing. Please email me at [email protected] and I will get those links removed from my signature. Rob To which, his reaction is here: Rob, When you first registered, we presented you with our Rules, strongly suggesting, in more than one occasions, to read them, because we enforce them to the maximum. One of our Rules says: 8. No member of the Forum can use the Forum to promote his/her commercial activities/products/services. If this occurs, the member doing that, risks to be banned from the Forum and invoiced for the usage of advertising space. Also, when you registered, you agreed to comply with those rules. So by becoming a member, you have agreed to comply with them. Instead of that, you used every possible way you could find, to promote your business. That is the reason why you were banned. I have to tell you that I consider that unacceptable behavior. I invite you to my home and you take advantage of your presence here to promote your business. Do you think it is appropriate? -------------------------- John Caradimas The M1911 Pistols Organization http://www.m1911.org If this was such a huge deal, shouldn't I have been told this months ago?