thanks for your thoughts on the issue, interesting. As I understand it, there is a difference between 'banned' and 'kicked' - at least it used to be in my times
. You can log in again after you got kicked out form chat and would have to be kicked out again and again because you always can come back; usually there wouldn't be a record of it unless there is a monitoring protocol.
A ban, on the other hand, doesn't allow you to log back in and there would be a record on your account. While the latter was what happend, question comes to mind 'who has the power to ban' and could this be identified by the record? (N.B. I don't wanna know, but good for the site administrators) And why can someone be banned without getting a message or event note in the first place? This on its own is an invitation for abuse, imo.
As posts and comments of mine have been deleted - as well without a note, warning, message or identifying signature etc. - and as even a message was deleted from my In-box and if I look at some recent going-ons, I wonder if certain 'powers' do belong in a single hand or if it wouldn't be better to get specific proceedings "confirmed" e.g. at the same level, at all levels. If someone with certain powers has (or feels the necessity) to use them, why not getting a same-level-colleague to confirm? There is always someone around and there are all humans here and - evidentially - humans tend to get corrupted by power, at all levels. I am absolutely convinced that none of the recent unappealing you-know-what events would ever have happend.
But it's getting off topic............