This year seems to have been a particularly bad year for banning. A lot of long standing and respected posters have gone - some by their own choice, some through banning. I've been popping in and out of TES for years and have enjoyed virtual chats with many posters. Some posters have become friends in RL, some I hope to meet one day, some I hope never to meet! Some posters I have never met (and probably never will) have helped me through difficult times. When these posters are banned, it feels like a loss. The consequence of the latest bannings, for me at least, is a sense of sadness that I won't get to chat to those people again, or read their advice/thoughts. I'm sure there will be people who will say I'm taking it too seriously but there it is.