@Crushed: I know how NeoGAF works. Been registered user for 3 years now without a ban. Was curious how you got banned because you were a regular poster there obviously and everyone talks about your ban but never knew why. Glad to finally solve that mystery.
" What the hell are you people talking about "applying"? You just register for the forums like you would for any forum (like Giant Bomb) and then they approve registrations every so often. It's just to keep spammers, trolls, and little kids with hotmail accounts from constantly registering. It's not some grand conspiracy. Many of these stories of unreasonable bans are undoubtedly exaggerated or fabricated as well. Nobody's ever gotten banned for simply disagreeing with a mod; if you got banned during such a discussion, it was probably because you started throwing around personal insults or were hurting a discussion by spreading bullshit or being obstinate. "