I'm relatively new to forums in general , so this may seem like a stupid question .... .... but what does "banned" actually mean ? Most people's status on here says " Registered Member " ..... myself included , but I noticed that a regular poster has his status showing as " banned ". This puzzled me , because I assumed that members could change their icon / avatar and their "signature" but not their status . Don't get me wrong here .... I have no objection to anything that this person has posted , I just wondered how they can post if they are , in fact , banned.