It was the clone thread that led to it . An unfortunate situation. Rules is rules here and Ill not take sides but but I hate to see it happen. If any of you remember what Mako Pat said in that thread try to keep remembering it because had everybody including JR and Wig listened to Pat we would still have them with us. You can give them both a shout over at the SS community forum.
Speaking of the rules, here is what they say about banned members. This rule also applies to discussions about why they were banned.
Those that were banned were banned for a reason. As such, do not post quotes from them, pictures of them, etc. While they may be let back on the site in the future, during their banishment they are to be considered persona non grata.