Again, this would be banning due to rules created on the spot... we have a provision to do this but we allow for a dispute resolution process. We use the infraction system to prevent arbitrary banning. It just does not happen. As for IP banning, I cannot reveal the databases we use to stop spam bots, but we do use extensive automated IP banning to prevent spam bots from reaching past the registration point. As far as what is going on with that guy... let's just say if you're digging a hole you should probably stop digging. That's all I have to say on the subject. My relationship with him started in good faith and ended in getting absolutely swindled by him. It is the Internet, however, and it is the wild west... We must try to maintain some level of professionalism and order. We have no responsibility for that site or the site it is referring to.