I think things would be a bit clearer in regard to this aspect of it were Mischa's threads not deleted. According to him, they started out as suggestions/requests/demands for positive change. However, since they've been 1984ed, no one who didn't see them knows. I understand, in part, the bannings in relation to the aspects you've brought up. However, if things were escalated due to even constructive criticism being swept under the rug, I could understand why.