The first forum I ever joined was a forum about Airport Tycoon 3. http://www.apt3.createforumhosting.com
I joined in 2010. Things were going smoothly for me. I had built up my post count, contributions and my helpfulness levels on the forum so much, I was practically begged to be a Moderator.
This was pretty sweet, but I gotta say I messed up big time. I practically broke every forum rule there was, insulted the other Moderators, and basically spammed the forum with my opinions.
Well it turns out the Admin didn't like this, so he had the guy I recruited, the guy I made a Forum Moderator, not only remove me of my status, then ban me, then take my position, then delete me.
I didn't stop there. About a month later I used a hidden IP (since they didn't want me so badly they banned my IP, and my city; 3 other users were un-able to use the forum because of this.
) to sign back up onto the forum.
Well I started from scratch, made some mod packs, became helpful again, this time respected the forum Moderators, even the one that completely tarnished me as a whole, and before I knew it, I was promoted to Chief Moderator again. And to this day, I am still Chief Moderator, and the best part is the old Moderator who got me banned and everything, doesn't even use the forum anymore.
Practically running the place again.
*Just to let you know some insider information: Previous banned Moderator Account: JonDoe101
Current Moderator Account: BobbyK
But don't tell them, they still hate my original guts to this day!