>>4879Whew, it wasn't me this time>>4875
I'll admit, I have been a bit quick with the hammer. This was recently addressed in staff discussion, wherein I agreed to stay my hand. Staff reads and takes ban appeals seriously, and nothing I can do cannot be undone by anyone on staff. Still, doing it for free is no excuse for being overzealous, and I am sorry.
It bears mentioning that in some cases, site detractors will effectively false flag with their posts and professed intent, and seeing how they respond to a ban is often the most telling way to determine the legitimacy of their participation on site.