Oh, yes. I think I am banned in perpetuity on the DGM forum, despite them taking my cash for downloads and being a good customer. The funny thing is that I've never posted anything inflammatory on that forum (as far as I can remember) and my postings have usually been about product or what-not. But I guess that's how whoever is the prime power possessor at the DGM website gets their jollies these days.
I pay no mind. It's a small fish bowl anyway...
Yes, a lot of what I did in the old days was just to inflame the humourless Americans - my good company excepted - some of the dopiness deserved my contempt, some of it didn't. I was a cruel and heartless leader. A despot of my own making. My only regret was that I wasn't more offensive. In certain cases, apologies were offered, accepted and then after the fact, covered up and conveniently "forgotten". My lesson and your lesson should be this: do not get involved with the delusional, especially those seeking council with musicians in order to further their career or massage their egos.
But it was a lot of fun, wasn't it?