I don't know. I'm overall really happy with the number of people I've been told to ban and haven't banned who have done really well and gotten their shit together. There's a lot of meta and indirect effects that go into this, and you'll note that I'm not actually particularly committed to keeping Alix out forever, but I think she needs to get her shit together in a way that she seems genuinely incapable of doing while she's busy trying to fight everyone here. That said, I do think that I probably should have given up a lot faster once she made it clear that she did have control and was making a considered choice to use it to hurt people. There's a mental health issue here, but there's also a philosophy issue here. The philosophical belief that it's good to hurt People Who Deserve It has never worked out well. But on the other hand, that was one of the major subtexts of many of the calls for her to be banned. I've been gradually coming to think that the underlying boundary of the forum really needs to be right there, on that forum-agreement thing; if you are prone to thinking that there's people who deserve to be treated like shit, you're probably gonna find it really hard to get along with this forum, and you're going to be a bad fit for what we're trying to do. Because no matter who you think deserves to be hurt, there's gonna be someone like that around, and people will react badly if you act on that belief that they deserve to be hurt, and it won't work out well.