I hate to say this Muppet but given that you have come up a few times on Admin radars, it may be that you are getting less slack then might otherwise be extended. *shrug*. Blind eyes are turned generally but zero tolerance can also be applied. Again, it wouldnt bother me I'll ask the other admins if they know anything about it. Mods dont have the access rights to alter sigs so it cant be connected to the Soccer forum.
Anyway, as regards that forum, I dont think everyone sees it as "friendly banter" as a lot of people have told me they have stopped reading it because of the incessant in-fighting and tribalism. I'm about one complaint from laying some serious smack down but given that Gandie does a pretty good job of that all on his own I've left it be for the moment.
I'm sure glad you gave us the benefit of the doubt regarding the server... its nice to know you didnt jump to a conclusion though