Hello, everyone. I'm here to inform you that I have been permanently banned from the Sims 3 site, with my last offense being "advertising". From now on, you will see me on the forums as TheCheshireHag. Here's my new profile:
UPDATE: If you wanna know the full story, here it is.
It happened like this. I woke up this morning and went to check my email. I get a Terms of Service violation email from firstname.lastname@example.org. I figured it was a 72-hour suspension and wondered what they banned me for this time. But when I entered it, it said that my EA account was permanently banned and that my last offense was "advertising". They didn't tell me what I was advertising or even show me the content I was banned for. I filed an inquiry asking what "advertising" I was banned for. Now I'm just waiting for them to respond so that I can avoid doing what got me banned. All I can think of is that they may have viewed me posting my edited pictures on the forums as spam, as I also document them in my blog. So, maybe they thought I was flooding the forums with advertisements for my blog? They also said they banned me for "the severity and number of violations of our Terms of Service committed with the personas associated with this email address." Ok, I was banned two times before my permanent one. First, it was for posting an Austin Powers picture that said "Do I make you horny?" in a thread for women simmers by saying something like "None of you women can resist Austin Powers! He's a sexy beast! RAWR!" That I can see being banned for. The second time I was banned, it was for my SimGuruPopTart thread (click here if you want to see it). I find it sad yet typical I was banned for it. It was just an innocent parody and pun of SimGuruPopTart. However, they may have viewed it as some kind of insult or ridiculing. And now, I'm perma-banned for something they were vague about.