Originally Posted by Daler
Copeg pretty much covered it already, but I'm in full support of banning him- in fact, he should have been banned months ago, but we kept giving him a lot of leeway because he does have a genuine energy for these forums.
But that energy is oftentimes expressed by giving out incorrect answers, asking questions in a way that isn't really answerable (posting a thousand lines of code and saying "how do I fix this" without actually telling us what's wrong, then ignoring the help that he does receive), handing out spoonfed code that is actually blatantly wrong, containing logic errors and misleading the people trying to get help- I am sure he has resulted in more than a few failed assignments when students hand in his code because novice programmers don't know that his code is wrong.
So it becomes our job to babysit him, correcting his posts and sending him literally dozens of warnings (all of which he ignores) about this kind of stuff- and the time we spend on that would be much better spent actually helping people, maintaining the forum, answering questions, etc.
On top of all of that, he just threatened to kill somebody. Whether he actually literally meant it or not is a bit irrelevant- this is a technical forum, so we don't have time for his tantrums, especially those that result in somebody else receiving a death threat. We absolutely aren't going to accept that kind of behavior.
Like I said, this is a technical forum for exchanging technical information. Death threats have absolutely no place in that environment.