I was once banned for "spamming"because I put a link in enough times so some of the older folks here could see it. I explained why I linked it many times in that post, however am in the habit of linking videos at least 2 or three times to help older members see it and be able to click on it. I have had many responses from people to lazy or too blind to actually click on the links on occasion so this became a necessity. in post 810 of http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=109913&page=41 In a later post I again linked a video 3 times and was banned from Sciforums by a moderator whom was very vocal about his own opinions on this thread (which still appear wrong b.t.w.). The reason given was for Spamming/Advertising. My link to NASA videos was Spam? Advertising? Intelligent moderating? I felt I was contributing to a discussion about an important new avenue of science. In fact; it will be one of the largest game changing sciences on our planet over the next 100 years. However that is besides the point. The point is the thread was a better topic than many. Now I had a moderator ban me for what I believed was personal reasons. Now here is my question/debate.... I have seen the site administrator be away from this site for prolonged periods on occasion. I created a sockpuppet to email him, and also to comment in Open Government that some moderators seem to get a kick out of banning people for no reason. I did not use this sockpuppet in anyplace else except Open Government and to email the site administrator. I was then banned for a longer period for doing that. I then made another sockpuppet and started trash talking the moderators because I knew this website is not progressive enough for new science discussions. It did turn out that LENR is real btw and recently provided even more proof that will again be ignored by sciforum members. Maybe they can even bump it into pseudoscience so I can get a real laugh. It is one thing for skeptics to poof away parapsychology and religion, but there is also an abundance of Skeptics that have kept the LENR topic closed for months because of their narrow vision. NASA has confirmed LENR. See the LENR thread for more info. I think sockpuppets are necessary to complain about idiotic moderators (no names please, they know who they are). Once again I first created a sockpuppet for the sole purpose of talking to site admin (who seems to care less), and secondly for questioning the moderating tactics in Open Government. The second was done because I had no idea how long the site admin would be away. I think this was justified and appropriate. Furthermore NASA has confirmed LENR research is ongoing and real since that debate and the moderator in question was completely wrong and simply quick to anger at being told so. Since then I have kept away from this forum, but have come back to gloat a bit as NASA has confirmed LENR is really being researched and to quote them/Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center.