The thing is with these decisions is that they're a group decision, Al. Though it was a popular thought that I was some manner of insane dictator, the fact is that if I was able to ban everyone I wanted to, certain people would have been gone long, long ago. (I also recused myself from some decisions after raising the issue due to number of warnings, etc because so much of the bullshit was directed at me personally.) I have a lot of regrets about the way the forum rules were first enacted, which I've discussed here before, and I'm not sure whether being more strict with the enforcement of the rules would have resulted in a less whingey forum.