It's not exactly lying to the site owner. They're registering to a site that asked for an email to be inputed into a field and they did. Having to create an email address and making it forward would be "fake" and temporary. Someone doesn't have to be afraid to want to use such sites, as they could just value privacy or think it's just wise.
Please don't go crazy with banning email domains unless you have problems. I use email addresses to cover my real one so that my email isn't leaked in a breach, spammed by the administrators, or sold/shared.
As an administrator and member of forums I think thread and other view counts should be removed. They mean nearly nothing and can frustrate people that see their thread get views, but no replies. If I were to be interested in anything similar, it would be a list of which signed-in members viewed the thread and not how many.
If IPS is a company that prides itself in doing the right thing then do the right thing.
Those people are having what they paid for removed.
I don't have such a license but there will be a time when something like this will happen to me by IPS. I would like to hope the community would show their support and not rigorously defend a bad decision. It's not like someone is going to give you gifts just for defending the brand by sucking up.
I had a single category that had uploaded images where the links were listed. I can't seem to re-enable it. Where is the feature? The images haven't been deleted thankfully, but I'd like to get this fixed pretty soon.
That is very disingenuous if you're trying to say all the law does is raise awareness. It takes webmaster particiaption, not just government. If you take a look at the computers of the users you'll still see cookies that didn't have notices. See cookie law video above. I'm not against countries regulating or getting involved with the Internet, but it has to make sense and benefit people.
The EU could have instead made policy of raising awareness. Those users still have those cookies and nobody benefited from the law. The EU could have even developed browser plugins (or something similar) themselves. I don't see what this has to do with the NSA.