thanks bayz101, fire arians, and Atlanta Dan for helping out. this shit is crazy. i have noticed something when i am deleting banned spammers messes after theyre gone. most of them who dont do a one and done post are usually capped out at 37 posts as if they are no longer to go on. its kinda strange.
the mod controls take a bit getting used to and there are usually several different ways to do the same action. i'll try to help with any questions, but y'all are probably more internet savy than myself anyways.