Originally Posted by nick the greek
You are joking.
Not really, you are still posting, no?
You're misinterpreting this. I've been a Mod on a few forums myself and the only users ever being permanently banned or removed were the ones advertising links to virused websites or spambots. Moderation here should be stricter I agree, and punishments should be as severe as now or more severe in some cases, with the exception of the permaban.
Not sure what kind of forums are those; I mostly frequent on IT forums and I've seen dozens of people permabanned for all kinds of infractions. Spambots are usually banned automatically, that goes without saying.