Something that has puzzled and annoyed for years. Neatly displayed on the one page: http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-scientific-method-is-useless.106991/page-7 p7 #124 - Pincho Paxton - two visible ban notifications on public display - one with red highlighted banner. p7 #127 - Dennis Tate - zero public notification shown of any life ban. Yet Life ban confirmed as of June 21 2021 in Banned Users thread listing. Only knowable after a member log in. And this situation is repeated many times in reference to many ex-members going back quite a few years, although I can't recall when the prominent red banner first came into vogue. So what gives? A free for all with mods free to choose at whim whether to keep Ban notification publicly hidden or prominently displayed? Are there degrees of 'permanent' bans implied? Like for instance Dennis Tate is in a special category where he could be quietly readmitted sometime down the track? Whereas Pincho is really really life banned? Or just organized chaos?