Just found a website that posted one of my patterns without my permission. It's some kind of DIY community website where users earn points by posting and can spend those points on various downloads. Here's the link to the thread:
So I made an account and reported the post. I tried to contact the post moderators, but here's the thing: I can't message other users because I don't have "enough points." Alright. I read the website FAQ's, trying to find a way to email the administration. They say to click the "contact us" button at the bottom of the screen. No such link exists. I try to message the admin's actual user page, but that's right, I can't send messages to other users.
After reporting, I left a reply to the thread where the download was posted asking them to take it down. I logged in today to see if anyone had responded and I find that my account has been banned! Has anyone had to deal with this website before? I've seen some people on Etsy share stories and were unable to do anything about it. What really bothers me is that they even used my full name. If anyone knows anything about this website, I would appreciate it.