I got banned from 2 pc hardware message boards for the simple fact that my nickname sounds like a script kiddie or whatever the mods thought. FWIW, the mod locked a thread because he thought proxy was for hackers. LOL If I didn't add a "z" to my nick, I wouldn't have gotten the accounts at all cuz I'm not the only one who knows the word. No, I didn't violate the TOA. I did contribute. Some members of other boards I frequent are trying to provoke me into an argument by calling me names indirectly, weirdo, lamez, ignorant "expert", etc. I'd just leave those threads at once. Overall, I do ok on most boards. How would you deal with similar situations online?