Originally Posted by the_experience03
Uh oh...is there a purge taking place? . . .
A lot of accounts are gone, and all their posts with them. The bbs was getting I guess 2000 to 5000 new automated spam users per day, until Steve pulled the big red "stop" button. When you read some threads, and realize that some comments are responding to original posts or other comments that aren't there anymore. It is odd when the first post in a thread is now a reply comment.
At first I thought the purge was targeting names that didn't sound like humans, and Smitty got axed because of the enormous size of storage needed for his posts. But it may just have been anyone with a gmail address instead.
I'm just glad what's left of the board still works, and some of the lost posts are memorialized by being quoted by others who survived . . . .