I don't know what got into you, but something must have snapped lately. And it cannot be Flame's "nick stealing". Or well, it could be I guess, but mate, you need to calm down and compare your problem in this instance with people with real problems. Then realise your problem really is no problem at all.
Raging like you do lately will not help you. In fact, raging [on the internet] always makes things worse for you. You've been around a while - you should know by now.
So I've closed this thread. Not because I'm invoking a police state, but because rage threads lead to nowhere. I couldn't even understand 75% of what you were talking about. It's just rage without substance.
Go outside, enjoy the wheather, breathe in the fresh air, realise life ain't that bad if you think about it.
I think it's how it's supposed to be, but yeah it's debatable.
In any case, I hope you don't mind me not looking into it.
a) I don't really feel like modding vBulletin for this because:
b) pretty soon we'll not be using vBulletin anymore, so trying to fix this would be a waste of time imo.
Pubstat is a means to programmatically retrieve stats from lfs world.
It's all explained in the first post of this thread https://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=14480
It can be useful for people to collect and show statistics on their own website for example.
You or your team must have been using some application that collected stats, until November when apparently you stopped using the application.
I can see lots of stats recorded for people since november and I can see my own pubstat usage from yesterday when i had to fix a bug. So I assume stats are being recorded and displayed as usual, but I can confirm stats for Yisc[NL] stopped after November 2013.
Which account are the ident keys assigned to?
Maybe you're really using ident keys from someone else?
PayPal is having some issues today causing their notification system to lag. I can see your payment arrived though, but I'm having trouble viewing its details at the moment (again PayPal having problems).
I'll keep trying every now and then and process your payment manually when I can. Eventually PayPal will notify us as well though - they check for these things, so not to miss any notifications. But that can a few hours. At least it won't take until Friday!