I don’t know what Catman has meant to have done? I’ve never seen him post “spam”.
In fact Catman from what I have seen him post was a helpful forum member giving advice and tips to other users.
Spam is information or links that are off topic, not relavent to the thread discussion.
I have removed some links off this forum myself when it’s blatantly obvious some one has posted a dubious looking link.
However I fail to see if the conversion is on topic, even if we are talking about other Home Automation hubs how that is Spam?
links for Viagra is spam links to phishing sites is spam, information about a Nigerian prince offering some get rich scheme is spam.
Direct links to a competitors sales page is probably not what you should be linking too. However only this week I mentioned other hubs to someone Fibaro HC3, Smartthings and Hubitat, so was that spam?
It’s rediculous banning members who have contributed greatly to the forum and the collective knowledge base.
I dont recall these issues on the old forum with people getting banned.
Yes if some one is a persistent trouble maker and has had all his warnings and not listened and has made serious breaches of the forum rules then they should go.
But all this makes me nervous who is next to get banned for very little reason?
I admit I don’t know what went on with Catman but I am surprised he has been banned.
Might have to look at his recent posts see what may have happened?