I thought THE Threads of all perma-banned posters were closed
But I guess Dylan had so many threads THE Mods aren't going to close them! Actually I think that this thread was one of the nicest ones that Dylan created. May be it doesn't always make a lot of sense, but everyone seems to enjoy it
Why would they be? Threads should be closed only if they deserve to be on their own merit, not because they were created by posters who was banned later. That's my take on THE subject. And from what I've seen, I think mods follow THE same line.