Ignorance, arguably, is an excuse in certain situations. If you lack certain info and are called to task for it, maybe you had no idea that there was a problem at all. Example for the sake of thoroughness, even if it's silly: you routinely hang around on the south side of a huge, fenced building with no signage. There's a gate on this side, and at some point, the ball you and your friends are kicking around zips over the fence. Well, you go and stroll in the gate and grab your ball. Next thing you know, you're being jumped for trespassing even though the gate was open and there was no "no trespassing sign". That sign was on the north side of the building where you had never been before.
Again, silly example, but the point is that sometimes you can be reasonably believed not to have known something was wrong. A greater-picture perspective is necessary before saying "ignorance is not an excuse".
That said, it doesn't apply here. Not at all. Even if you want to use the language barrier argument - which I don't buy in this instance, by the way - the user has had almost a dozen brushes with this problem, and past a certain point, the exact wording he used really isn't the point. The point is that he has shown a cavalier attitude toward cracking, and is trying to encourage others to do the same thing. This isn't okay, and this is why he got banned. If this had been the first ever brush with the whole cracking issue for a given user, then okay, yeah, totally different story. I might have issued a caution for it, or at least stepped in to say "Hey, actually, no, that's kinda not how that works". But this was another good-faith thing. It's pretty clear what Tmstuff was up to.
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