Wii_gamer said:However, sometimes he can be quite draining and is definitely putting people off posting and joining the forums.
I have stated previously that I joined because of Kwaad's comments. I have ready many other users who state the same thing. Kwaad does one thing really well, shock value. Same reason people listen to howard stern. I would argue that it has the effect of gaining members not pushing them away.
I'd argue it does both which is why I don't want to ban him, just for him to tone it down a little or keep it to the correct threads.