My account was deleted?

I tried logging in today only to find that it said my username didn’t exist on the website. I had to completely re-register my account.
I wasn’t notified that I’d broken any forum rules, and I was able to re-register with the same e-mail, so what gives? Did the website delete me automatically for some reason?

We were hit with a large wave of spam bots, so it’s possible your account accidentally got caught in the nuke when they were removed. I can talk with someone and see if we can figure out what happened.

What Joe said. I’m really sorry for that. There were literally 400+ spam bots that registered out of nowhere completely destroying the forums. I tried to delete as many as I could. Sorry about that. I will triple check the list next time.

Ah, I see. Thank you for the explanation!
I’m not too upset by it, I’m just glad to know what happened.

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