Good to see that article.
I'm sure some people may get the impression that we ban people right, left and centre for no apparent reason. We don't.
It's sad to see the word 'banned' under so many people's names, but the ban is always the result of a clear breach of forum policy, and usually after at least one very clear warning.
Also, as Tdol suggested, the number of people banned is far fewer than it seems. The same person may be banned under a dozen or more names - a sign of their persistence in trying to be a nuisance.