Our procedures have always included banning users. However, we have found that it has not been an effective deterrent in the online world, as the user will simply register another account. This puts our moderation team at a disadvantage, as we don’t know who to look out for. We also find these re-registrants can return with an increasingly negative attitude. That said, we have and will continue to ban users if we feel it is necessary.
We ask that you ignore members who you perceive to be engaging in ways counter to our guidelines. Flagging questionable submissions is the most effective method to bring such comments to the moderators’ attention.