Common sense dictates; that if a rule is being used to punish someone and it is unknown & unwritten then anyone can violate it unknowingly. These secret rules are very subjective to whom they apply to.
Myself and all others on this forum are being done a great disservice with these secret rules.
Example: You stop at a stop sign and are given a ticket for not stopping twice. It is an unwritten rule used to punish whomever the constable feels inclined to punish. Would you consider that a fair rule?
Let’s get these rules that affect the board members in writting so ALL will know what they can & can not do. This also includes fair & just etiquette for the moderators as well. ~ Ninja
From the rules on page 1: 20.
As with the 0 posts, if a member doesn't use their account by posting, for 90 days, it will be subject to deactivation
You weren't even deactivated, you were demoted.
The rule applies to all
accounts, and your account was not the only account demoted, more than 500 accounts were gone through to determine the activity & membership status. The same as the rule applies that nothing is deleted on the forum and they forum accounts are not deleted.
I cannot comment on traffic violation laws because they do not have anything to do with this forum or protecting accounts from being abused or misused because people abandon the accounts to tenured sections of the forum. The tenured area of the forum is reserved for active members who show they have an interest in participating with this community.
The moderators do not control accounts, and they cannot demote or terminate accounts, only the Creepy Crew can do that.
There will always be security measures that are NOT posted on the board because in posting them it allows people to find ways to circumvent those rules. That is common sense. If you don't use your account for 6 months, 12 months, 24 months, what would make anyone think their account would not eventually become demoted if not entirely suspended? That is an industry-wise practice and not uncommon; abandoned accounts are often secured by companies.
Thank you for your feedback, but there will always be security-related rules that are not posted. You weren't made completely unaware of what happened. You were told why the account was demoted and you were told how to restore your previous membership.
It has already been explained to you that if you want to be a contributing member of this community you can have your tenured rights restored; that's not unreasonable.
Thank you for your feedback, but everyone who had a dormant account was demoted in the same way, and reinstatement singularly for you because you're making an issue of this policy isn't going to make your account become reinstated while everyone else is not.