Well, I'm trying to explain myself and make light of it a little, but the point I've made is an important one, and I hope it stands for future situations as well.
But heck no. This is not ban-worthy, not unless you were, I dunno, doing this all the time and just would not stop, no matter how many times you were asked. I am really not nearly as heavy-handed as people think. I just talk a lot, and happened to step into a position of authority at a time when we thought the forum was going to virtually explode from all the stuff it was dealing with. We, and that is to say I in particular, clamped down hard, and created a very distasteful first impression.
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