Members are banned after they have had a number of warnings for breaking the rules. The Mod team and the Owners of the forum will decide whats to be done regarding the member concerned.
If the offence warrents an instant ban for serious abuse of the forums rules then that may heppen also.
The member who is banned will be told why they have been banned, but nobody else will be. This is only fair.
Its a bodybuilding forum, not a banter forum, even though some banter makes a thread run well, too much makes a mockery of the whole thing.
Some of the members 'i know your hinting at' were banned, let back on the forum and then banned again, how many chances do they need to sort themselves out?
The team is very fair and only issue warnings and bans when required, often giving slightly more tolerance than maybe is needed!