It rarely takes more than that to lock a thread, if there's something egregiously wrong with it. If that's the case with a thread, it shouldn't take a complaint for it to be locked, and the complaint(s) should more or less be irrelevant. In this case, the matter was discussed amongst several mods and then a decision was made That doesn't necessarily mean there was much differing perspectives that were brought into the discussion. Were most participants in the discussion of like minds and views (meaning that they tend to agree about most things), or was there general agreement from those who sometimes or often disagree? They may not understand why, but once the decision is made it's generally final. Of course, but is it final regardless of the merits (or lack thereof) of a particular ban?