I can only speak from experience with this account I am posting with, 4thDimension. Every ladder, I create a new account. 4th was the 4th ladder season I played in (season V), and I never even logged back in to see it until season VII because I moved from US East to West in season VI. Nevertheless, I had begun leaving my brain droppings on this forum back then, so for continuity I continued posting under that account until the present. All I know is that when I logged in to dump all my mules and delete all but one character after so long, it was still there. I vaguely seem to remember losing an earlier one, though, but I can't focus the memory. Is it possible that forum logins and posts somehow affect account status?