Does it really make sense to ban a users name for an offense when you can't actually ban the user? You force the user to come back to the forum with a different name so you don't know who he is until or unless he offends again. You've destroyed the history of that user by disjointing all his threads and posts. You've eliminated that user name from all future use as well as any other names that user takes. Their comments are still on threads but no one can talk to them. Wouldn't it make more sense to just delete offending posts instead of user names? And what sense does it make to ban a user because he sends an offensive personal note to a moderator? Does anyone care about that but the moderator and is that for the best for the forum or the moderator? There are a couple of old sayings, the evil you know is better than the evil you don't know' and from the Godfather 'keep your friends close and your enemies closer'. I'm not saying I've had other user names that have been banned but I might have and I might have had a lot of them. But if I did what good did it do you? You don't know me from Adam anymore or what I've done or said in the past.