With that said, when a long-time member gets a 2 year ban, even if it may be warranted in the eyes o' the law, I think it's something the community should know, if nothing else to save usthe inevitable "Where is Borgo" and "Petition to Resore Borgo" threads.
I have nothing but understanding for Paulie. I've been in his shoes more than once and it sucked frankly. It sucks to this day. But I'd say (and have said) that even the banning from that time should be ended and universal amnesty/forgiveness issued forth.
It's not an issue of not appreciating our Moderators. It's more that even the best of us have a bad busted ass crazy day from time to time, posters and mods alike, and everyone (much less long-time members) deserves a second or third chance when it comes to a forum like this.
After all, SAR I and Tex seem to always be here, no matter how much trolling they do. I'd hate to think any well-liked lifelong poster would get a longer sentence than these two do.