Did the dumbest thing I could and got into a heated argument with 2 people in a day in PMs (both posted the variety of insult.) Should have ignored it. After years of figuring out to watch how I spoke to people (including those that mods allow to troll/harass/flame people with impunity)...I insulted them using an expletive (I know, childish) and destroyed five years' worth of community. I had multiple accounts - every single one was banned, even though I was only "bad" under one. Was a contributing member to multiple communities. My previous crimes were subreddit bans (meaningless, honestly) after pissing off a mod who did not agree with a political opinion and "vote manipulation", something I didn't know reddit tracked.
I created a profile on tor after this ban - waiting 5 days- and within 5 days, PM'ing people advice and then getting brave and posting comments in a sub I wasn't actually that active in in the past, I look into my dummy account through tor and see my suspension notification.
How did they figure me out through tor? Even if my subs/writing styles are distinct...I dunno, do admins have that much f-cking free time on their hands? People must pm users asking questions in the subs I used every day.
I had used a tool (this one) to see if I was banned-did I trigger something?
I didn't even use the stupid "shadowbanned" subreddit when I wondered why my comment were not showing up, I used this, looking for my profile, and was notified it was shadowbanned/deleted. https://nullprogram.com/am-i-shadowbanned/# I'm worried any account will now ping an admin. Right now I'm happy to lurk, but....shit, I want to participate again someday, too.
Yesterday evening I pm'ed the last person who replied to me, asking if they could see me, and was banned today.
What do I even do now?
It's not like reddit was my life, but yes, reddit communities have been something I've used for years to just get through the day/pass time and be less bored. Unfortunately I've relied on it heavily through lockdown.
I'm so angry at myself. Years and years as a participate in something vital to my mental health - gone.
I have never tied this to my phone, only emails I hadn't previously used for the suspended accounts. Can I use a different device?
How the hell did they detect me through tor? I'm positive I never actually pm'ed or commented anyone without tor.
Like, I take ownership of being a childish, dick, but it was a 3 or 6 month ban - it's permanent.