But what if there are, say, 50+ posters or even more wanting one particular moderator/admin to be stripped of his position due to, say, abuse of power? Is there any action that can be taken?
I may or may not agree to a forum wide referendum, it all depends on the situation. But 50 posters is a bare fraction of the total representation of this forum. There are 54,000 members, maybe 30,000 are active on a daily basis. It needs to be 10,000 or above in order for this to work.
I agree that you may need to have your infraction evaluated, but it's a little farfetched to say it was an abuse of power.
If it was, you would have been permanently banned. But you're banned according to the number of infractions you have received.
Either way, welcome back and I wish you well in your endavours. You can pass as a historic figure of this board.