The ban stick is pulled out far to often for the most ridiculous reasons, I'm sick of seeing so many people banned on here, peoples spam threads arn't getting in the way of everyone enjoying the site, fair enough if their like Leo-j's sure, ban.
But hell, I've never seen a site with so many bans being given out.
You keep banning someone too much or ban them for a pathetic reason they'll just go somewhere else on the internet to post, we/I don't want that, this place is supposed to be fun, but these days it seems like we all have to walk in a straight line and if we syn out a little we get whipped.
Everyone screws up, but people that get banned repeatedly get banned for a reason. If they go to another forum, that's great. Maybe they will be better members there from their lessons here. People that get banned repeatedly do not help attract new users, they run them off. I hardly ever go to the GameFaqs forums any more. I don't even touch the 1UP forums and will never look back. So if they do leave, then it's to the benefit of the site.
The mods have been going way easy on everyone, so that makes it even more ridiculous when people are saying they're handing out nit-picky bans. Just look at the reaction that happened in this thread, when a mod was giving fair warning to people that shouldn't need a warning thread in the first place. He didn't have to do that, but was trying to be a nice guy about.