The mods have been discussing this for quite a while now, and we find it is high time we warn you.
We lost about 3200 posts from this crash. What's even more saddening is the fact that 1890 of those posts, which is over 1/2 (55%) are from the Arcade. This is unacceptable, and it has been going on even before the crash.
The Arcade is a place for fun, games that we not only entertain ourselves from but also learn about one another and grow closer together. This is not a place to spam, just so you can increase your post count. We are noticing that too many members, mostly newbies and fairly-new users, are doing this, increasing their post count by posting almost constantly here. I will not signal anyone out, but we warn you that the Arcade may possibly be facing a lock for an indefinite amount of time, until we can properly decide what to do.
The Arcade is not the only forum on AFC. You should try to contribute throughout the forum, to help keep the AFC community strong and growing.
~The Moderating Team
We're sorry if this appears threatening, in any way.
You are still allowed to Arcade. Arcading is healthy. However, you should post everywhere else as well as the arcade. A 10:1 ratio of posting outside to in (thanks, Michael!) is fair. So yes, feel free to Arcade, but just make sure you don't go crazy.