I know there's a thread with Banning as the title but this isn't the same topic, but if I'm wrong to post this then I'll move it to the other thread. However I think Mods really should out of formality (if not curtousy)send a warning PM warning the user in question that their behavior is leading to a ban, and possible discuss the problem before a ban is placed. Many users if given a PM would gladly discontinue the behavior in question if warned first. A ban without warning give the vibe of "Mods are our enemies not our friends". They mean well I know, but it'd be a very kind thing to warn users they are leading to a ban. Perhaps they've infringed on a rule they weren't aware of. I'm just asking for this to be heard and taken into consideration, for the sake of the users so that they don't feel like they weren't given a chance. A way to imrpove the boards even further is to use a ban as the absolute last measure.