Re: What's the deal with getting "banned"?
Every incident is a case by case basis and is reviewed by the mods with careful consideration of forum guidelines. When someone is banned, you can be sure forum guidelines have been violated.
My wife was banned for "questioning forum again rather than reporting post/inciting mods" (whatever that means). I don't see a rule against that particular activity in the rules.
What she said was in response to another poster (who happens to be on this thread) demanding that I not be allowed to participate on the thread. Mrs. P. responded with something to the effect that the whole thread should be taken down as a troll post, as it was rather inflammatory.
And she was banned, for a non-infraction. The thread was taken down not long after.
And I am not worried about being eaten.