I think sales2066 is banned for a good reason, but i feel like that is because we allow bait to fester is a cause
Hm... I don't see why he got banned in the first place.
Trolling (Yes, the conversation was steered in a direction of Xbox vs PlayStation only because of what you came in there with. You're going to keep receiving bans until you stay away from stuff like this. You continue to be a needless problem in threads, sales. Seriously, stop doing it!) ~ CGI-Quality 
The thread he posted in was a platform comparison thread to begin with, so that can't be an issue. Connected to this is the absence of a general thread warning to put a stop to Xbox vs. PS discussion, so if everyone else is free to do it, why not sales2099? Is he on a special type of guideline/ban that prohibits him from partaking in Xbox vs. PS discussions completely?
Regarding bait, I have to assume that it concerns sales2099's accusation of Sweeney being paid off by Sony, based on the fact that Sweeney and his team refused to advertise their company's UE5 engine for XSX to the same or similar degree as they did for the PS5. Marketing deals are nothing new in the longlasting battle between Sony and Microsoft, so suspecting one when something is fishy strikes me more as common sense than baiting. Talking up the SSD of the PS5 is one thing, but Epic still has their engine to sell, so they would want it to sound as good as possible for all the main platforms they are targeting; which are the PC, PS5 and XSX.
The ban note doesn't specify anything in particular, but is rather a reflection of the general illwill towards sales2099. Said illwill is first and foremost grounded in his refusal to, figuratively speaking, lay down and die like it's expected from the Xbox fanbase on this site.
Question for you, kirby: What exactly do you mean when you say "we allow bait to fester"?