Some other moderators thought it would be appropriate to make this thread, so here we are.
I figured that I'd explain why some threads are being deleted and some users are being banned, because we don't like leaving you guys in the dark about these things.
So, if you've been gone for a bit, we were recently spammed so hard all of our content has been pruned. Luckily, thanks to our amazing community and development staff, we are working towards ensuring that this never happens again.
In the meantime however, we will be banning the raiders that have targeted our website. These raiders use tactics that make their threads look legitimate, so if your thread is / was accidentally removed recently, we are sorry. If you are accidentally banned, we are also sincerely sorry for that.
If you have been banned accidentally, simply use the appeal form located on your ban page. We check the appeals page regularly.
If you would like to help out, please report any obviously rule-breaking post that you see. Your reports help us get to rule-breaking content faster and easier.
Again, sorry for any accidental ban hammer swings.