If you want to call it "punishment," feel free.
I, personally, don't like the word games, either. I also don't like that people are having a hard time accepting good intentions on the part of the people who were trying to help John.
My comments yesterday were meant to clarify that mentors and mediators go to great lengths to use positive words and methods to help other members. I felt the need to make it clear to everyone that they don't meat out "discipline" and "punishment;" they try to help people.
If a member's account is closed, it's because they didn't respond reasonably to those efforts.
If people are unsure what the problems were with John, there is a good summary from one of his mentors at the top of this comment.
There is a character limit on G2G posts -- I don't know what it is. If we tried to share all of the correspondence that went between John and his mentors, I can't even imagine how many posts it would take.
I do hope you can understand how hard people try to keep this process fair. It's not often that we close a person's account, and despite concern from John's mentors and mediator, they filed "successful" conclusion reports to start with. Unfortunately, as soon as he was able, he went right back to the same behaviors.
As an example: One of the things he does is to email people privately to talk about other people behind their backs and try to pit one person against another. He throws in lots of flattery of the person he's emailing to try and win them over and then spreads false rumors about the person who has upset him. This has happened numerous times, and continues to happen even now.
I know everybody's frustrated here because they don't have concrete examples of what went on. I hope this helps some.