Exophase wrote:huckleberrypie wrote:Like posting links to pirated software or anything else that's just as egregrious of course.
If you do something like that I'll edit the post and tell you to cut it out.. if you have a hard time cutting it out I may be left with little choice but that's not really a thing I've seen happen.
Generally I really don't like seeing people banned unless they're persistently and unapologetically disruptive and malicious. And even when people are difficult to deal with I really hope things can work out.. sometimes they end up becoming some of the more valuable members of an online community.
As what Wikipedia mentioned at one time, a number of long time members and even some admins actually started off as vandals or trolls before maturing and turning on a new leaf.