Oh dear, it appears the bubble has burst. Let's hope the confrontational era has finally come to an end. It was all getting a little too much for us mods, and, believe us, this isn't something that has just "popped up out of the blue", as, unfortunately, this has been a long time coming.
Let's hope we can all take a little bit away from this thread and use what we have learned here wisely.
MODS RULEZ. Its the only way we can exist here in harmony. We are doing a thankless and tiresome job here, and to be undermined and disrespected by some of the above users has forced our hand and necessitated the permanent banning of some of our more popular users. Obviously this wasn't a decision that was made easily, but, it has happened, and, if I'm honest, wild horses wouldn't be able to change our collective minds on what has transpired here tonight.
Sorry, but it is what it is, guys.