I am only posting here because the site Administrator seems unwilling to further respond to my polite messages.
About a month ago, I gave some advice to somebody who asked a question that nobody else seemed willing to answer.
The next time I logged in I got a notice that I had been given an Infraction Warning and had a message saying that I gave "Grossly irresponsible advise or response" to a certain thread.
I checked the link to the alleged thread and found that I had never posted in said thread... so I checked my mail for a quote of what my "Grossly irresponsible advise or response" was and tracked down the correct thread I posted what the matching quote was to.
I showed this to WA (The Site Admin) and also pointed out that if my advice was irresponsible that he should of explained why and given a better suggestion for not just the OP's benefit but also for mine...
WA responded to me with an apology, explaining that he thought that because my response wasn't very lengthy he just skimmed it and assumed it was a "drive by post to bump up post counts" ... maybe he may also of assumed that seeing that in less than a week I had made 14 posts.... some of which are questions for help, some are responses to other peoples request... some that have either been thanked in the thread, in a private message and one via the "Thank Button".
He then responded to the thread with a link to an external site that may have answered the OP's question with an HTML snippet... one that incorporated my, arguably amateur, suggestion.
I then requested that seeing as it was now apparent that I not only wasn't a "drive by spammer" if I could have the wrongly tagged 'Infraction' removed from my profile.
No response was given back.
I then again sent another mail suggesting that as I always thrive to give as polite and helpful responses as I possibly can in whatever Web Community I post, that it was unfair to keep a public 'Infraction' tag on my profile when it has already been established that it was wrongly placed that it would only be fair to have it removed.
Still no response.
I now post here, to ask why WA seems to give the impression to me that he doesn't seem to care about a member of the forum... is it just because I don't have 5,000 posts with 1,000 thanks? If I did would he of taken more consideration? Maybe it's a case of "plenty of fish in the sea" ?
It's a shame as I would be willing to contribute to a community of helpful webcoders in an equal willingness to learn from them as well. However I would be reluctant to do so if through my efforts I was discouraged to do so via quick triggered moderation.
Sorry for the lengthy post, it would look very silly and noobish if I just posted something like "Infraction unfair! Please play nice!".
Thanks to any with the patience to read.