It sets a bad precedent to start permabanning those who are highly annoying. This guy might come around and become usefull.
Even nate came around. This guy is leaving soon, maybe he'll grow up on his trip.
In future, though, here's the pattern I notice:
A. Somebody makes a post with the best of intentions. (For targaped, it was about his trip. For nate, it was something about a chain.)
B. Somebody else flames them, either correctly or not (For nate, I hear it was somebody who just called him an idiot or something like that. For targaped, he caught shit because he was over-bumping)
C. The origional poster gets pissed off and causes huge problems and we have a giant bleeding troll on our hands.
I'm not blaming anybody, that's just what I've noticed. Usually these people seem to be doing it out of a sense of revenge.
Food for thought.
PS - Nate is a member in decent standing these days. So, you kinda have to be forgiving, because it doesn't happen often, but sometimes people turn away from the troll side.