What's done is done. As for NOT acting like a "newb", well, you failed pretty miserably. I can't name too many established veterans who would stoop this low.
Why is everyone so crazy about custom titles? Make a cool signature... more noticeable anyways. Or MAKE them notice you, with constructive posts, etc...
And... if you're going to spam... spam in a busy forum. This place seems to get about 1 post every 2 days, so what you were doing was pretty noticeable.
Not that I'm encouraging you!