Forum Attack 2009
The SpongeBob SquarePants Forum Attack 2009 was a series of attacks led on the Spongebob forums of TV.com that lasted from August 2009 to October 2009. These attacks marked the death of the TV.com SpongeBob forums by the end of 2009.
The first attack was conducted by Nightmarefan17, whose motive may be a direct result of the user Bob_Ball exposing him (he was previously under the account "RockGoddess_18"). He took advantage of the TV.com staff, who started becoming much more incompetent and uncaring in 2009, to get multiple users banned and suspended for revenge.
Received warnings, but were not banned/suspended:
More unfair reports and bannings occurred in October 2009, but they were not by Nightmarefan this time. After these bannings, the TV.com SpongeBob forum completely fell apart, thus causing the banned refugees to move to SBC.
A 'sequel' to these events occurred in July 2010 when WhaleBlubber returned and started doing what Nightmarefan17 had done, taking advantage of the mods knack for banning users without a real purpose.