Right, I was 'timsmith10000' and now I can't get into my account. So I created a new one to see if that would work - it did. I found a post from a few nights ago and it said 'timsmith10000' BANNED :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: OK, I thought long and hard and then I remembered that in one message i called someone a P*I*K. I was annoyed at the time with what this person was saying. But what I did do quite soon was to edit my post. I did so and removed the offensive word. So I am quite suprised, I joined the forums in mid 2003 and had around 500 posts and i came on these forums often. And in one post i said one bad word (which i admit to) but then i edited it later on. I have seen other people do things much worse than this and have huge arguments in one topic. So, am i banned for life? Or for a period of time? If i am not allowed this account (which i created to see what the problem was) I will not be on these forums again if you dont want me here. I also saw it as unfair that i was banned without explanation or an email of any sort. I admit i was wrong and i think by editing my post i realised that. I am very sorry to Kingpug (who the post was directed at) and to everyone i offended. So mods.... am i banned for life after ONE bad word in 500 posts? I will look forward to a reply. Please dont ban this account until I have time to read your reply, then I will know what you have said. Thanks a lot guys. Sorry again.