Right, pretty clear that not everyone is happy that GB was banned. This is something which has been very long running, literally years, he's had an ongoing spat running with another user in particular which has led to abuse, posts of personal material etc on here in the past.
We've asked if it can stop but it doesn't, it just keeps rumbling on and on, causing me needless work. Posts winding people up, then PMs complaining about them when they take the bait. We have 20,000-odd users every day. We have a handful who cause virtually all the hassle.
After some sniping the other day I asked again, and yet this morning off it started again. What alternative do we have? The same goes for other users if they are abusive, although we've only rarely reached a similar impasse with other people on a couple of occasions.
I've no particular interest in taking a hardline on posters, happy to let the board tick along on its own for the most part, but don't really think it's much to ask for people to be relatively civil to one another and us.