Whenever I get banned, I serve those bans. I don't hop on an alt and just continue to post. I take the ban so I can learn my lesson. Sure I have been banned lots of times but I have gotten my act together. Seeing as that defaming thread is gone, I won't take a leave of absence. I believe that is what the person who made the thread was hoping that I do. Just leave the site for a while. I don't feel like giving him or her the satisfaction.