As locking threads and banning people becomes the normal way of dealing with issues, I think it's time we did something about it.
The forum isn't of much use to E-I if none of us are here. So here is my idea. When you think someone has been unfairly banned, go on strike for the same period. Don't read the boards; don't post to them. When the ban is over, come back.
So I am now banning myself for a week. If anyone else feels the same, feel free to join in.