We have high standards here.
Anyone is welcome to join our community.
You are to meet our standards.
If you do not meet our standards, you will not remain a member of our community for very long.
This is the internet. This is also a privately owned forum.
Much like private property, if the owner does not want you on the property, they are authorized to remove you or have you removed. The administrators have been given the authority to represent the owner in his non-presence. They can ban anyone that they like, with or without reason, because they are the owners or representatives of the owner of this site. It would be foolish to ban someone without a reason, and the administrators know that, because it would hinder the growth/sustainment of this hobby.
On backseat moderation:
Read the above paragraph closely. Especially the line "The administrators have been given the authority to represent the owner in his non-presence. " This applies only to the administrators
. Anyone else has no authority to giving out warnings, threats, "w3 gunn@ ban'd jooo"'s etc. If one person wants to possibly reference the CoC or give a reminder about grammar, that's fine, but do it when appropriate. Half the time, someone spells 2 words slightly incorrectly and doesn't capitalize one first letter of a sentence and twelve members tell him to fix his grammar. If its a serious case, use PMs, and don't feed trolls. I quit, you can too.