@zappat: That's what happens when you ban people for having an individual opinion. Free speech is a beautiful thing, folks ;).
...i mean we don't have free speech here either
GameSpot forums are as close to free speech as is reasonably possible for a mediated gaming forum. I haven't seen anybody get banned for simply disagreeing or stating their thoughts. It's gotten to the point where many users want mods to ban certain people but they won't do so because the trolls aren't committing any ban-worthy offenses. I would much rather have that than the alternative. After seeing how other forums operate, I definitely give the GS mods credit for being so reasonable and not power hungry.
Which is why we see shitposter like HenryTheFifth keeps making troll threads and yeah, I'm surprise he lasted this long. I guess the Cows are getting desperate for attention these days. It's really hard to get banned around here. The user gotta go to extreme measures to warrant a banned.