My biggest problem with the banning isn't the lack of a warning, but since when do we have to placate to those that don't have enough foresight to read the rules? I'm a bit disappointed that instead of teaching the new poster to not do that kind of thing in the vintage section, we have to ban a well respected member of the vintage community.
The new poster flew in the face of the rules of RS. He couldn't post his meaningless thread in any of the modern sections, that the topic was meant for, so he knowingly came to the vintage section where he could post freely. Joe called him on it, and the new guy freaked out. After his little tirade with Joe, he then went on a witch hunt for Joe in the Avengers thread. The worst part about the whole thing is the new poster claimed to have run "a large forum" on his own. So he should've known all about forum etiquette and reading the rules of the boards.
It's a shame that the original thread has been deleted.