Today when I tried to log into my account at forums.Catholic.com, I was welcomed with this message:
Your account has been locked for the following reason:
This change will be lifted: Never
Yes, my account was shut down for good because they claimed I was soliciting. The last post that I posted on their website was on a thread where a lady was asking where she could host her website. She was looking to host her website with someone that was Catholic. I posted on this thread that I offered this service and BAM, my account was shut down for good.
To me, if this action was wrong, they should have sent me a warning email and remove the posting. They also could have suspended my account until I contacted them to find out what the issue was and resolved the issue. I just feel they could have done something other then just kill my account without a way to reactive it or to fix the mistake I made by violating their solicitation policy (even though responding to a question is something I do not consider to be soliciting, I see it as just answering a question).
I will not be going back to forums.Catholic.com again. I would rather spend my time and seek advice on another website that understands that we are human and are willing to give people a second chance, a website willing to help its members grow and explain to them if something is not accept on their website.