Sierra, I agree that there must be a mechanism to ensure the safety of all members. Banning may be a reasonable mechanism when safety is at risk. Respect, on the other hand, cannot truly be enforced. Respect has to be earned. Banning someone for a perceived lack of respect does not seem proper. A time-out perhaps, but not a permanent banning.Posted by Sierra (here)
This issue is very important to me too Chico. And until you address the issue of safety and respect, I cannot unite with you and what you seem to want.
A better plan than "you're gone" is definitely what is needed here. That kind of plan in itself shows a lack of respect towards others, if I may be so bold.