it'll be site rules, im not defending it just saying what it will be.
tbh your on the internet so nothing is personal really. they might not log your ip but they will be able to see it when your on. its not just here either most of the web is the same.
i just tend not to put things on the internet i dont want shown or known.
did you realise that facebook track you here regardless if you have linked your account? same with companies? my "do not track" shows facebook and google analytics and skimlinks ( Effortless affiliate linking) which i presume are in cookies on here.
nothings personal, tbh if its just a avvy change then thats nothing, reading pm's is overstepping the mark but the logging of ip's is standard on most sites whether its done here or not.
just out of interest didnt they send you a pm explaining why because if they didnt then thats breaching the mods new rules iirc.