maybe he called someone a moron once(is that really that wrong?)Of course it is "that wrong"
... one can disagree with everyone and everything in CR but one has to learn to be civil ... "Be Civil" is one of the rules of this forum ... read point 4 here http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=1442.0
... we do not come to CR to be insulted by other members calling us names ... so of course it is wrong to call someone a moron
Has anyone given any evidence to why he was banned besides just saying he was a "jerk" or he disagreed with people?
As it was clearly mentioned before, by the Admin, that if the banned person contacts the CR admin, the issue can be sorted out. But if the person who got banned has no interest in sorting out the issue, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to provide "evidence" to someone else.
but all too often this forum is just a bunch of people agreeing with each other, slapping each others backs, and generally just cheering on Canon...
Nothing wrong with that ... after all it is Canon
Rumors not Nikon/Sony rumors, so there is plenty of opportunity for people to agree and cheer for Canon because there are lots of helpful people who have helped me with lots of technical things I did not know about cameras and/or photography ... it is far better to appreciate another helpful member (in your language "slapping each others backs") than insulting
other members just because they do not agree us. Fyi, CR has plenty of threads/posts where people disagree all the time, maybe you just don't notice it ... hint, the subject thread is one of the many
When someone has a little edgier opinion, or might have a little less cordiality, they are often treated like some kind of criminal.
Nobody is treated like a criminal because they have "a little edgier opinion". But if someone feels victimized because they are supposedly "treated like some kind of criminal" they have the option of reporting to the admin/mods and they also have the option of not being here