Would more mods help? I'm sure several regulars would be willing to help out and lighten the load.
In the schedule for 2012 Faith asked if all posters listed could please thank her posting of the schedule to indicate their acceptance of the date offered. There are 48 dates and only 40 thanks.
That's 8 that can get the boot right away. That post is months old.
I want to echo the thanks from others - I love this forum and the cooking club and I'm already thinking about what to do for my recipe (which is in November!).
I don't know about bans only because the 'banned' can still view everything, they just can't post. Unless you're very active, you're not going to care really. I don't know what the answer is. I agree that having back ups is a great idea. Call on me if you need a stand in too.