Instead of whine about why whatever happened, let’s try to make things better.
First read THIS. Really read it, it’s good. Now put your ideas here. They don’t just have to be about how to deal with a renagade poster either, even though most ideas (mine included) will probably be about that.
I really think there should be some thought and discussion about how things are done here. The thread about the ban (I think) has shown that enough community members are concerned about how it was handled.
My suggestion is simple. We have karma and the mods can issue warnings. Use them. So many warnings=suspend. Some things = automatic suspention. I don’t think bannings are something to be takin’ so lightly. I’m willing to help in anyway I can. I’m sure there are others who would to. I think the community moding thing would be a great idea if instituted properly.
I also think there needs to be another open forum. One that has users go through a warning screen first saying “If butterflies scare you don’t come in here”, or something like that. And guests can post. It doesn’t have to be some out of control obsenity fest, but at least rated R.