I know we usually make a policy about not discussing bans, but I want to talk very briefly about the ban of PlatinumDude, to quell rumours and speculation. He was banned from the forums, permanently, for conduct we (as a moderator staff) felt was harmful to the forums. Specifically, we were worried about his pattern of harassment of female members of the forum, which was on a number of occasions sexual in nature. In particular, his conduct towards several underage female members was outright manipulative and frankly unacceptable. Any of these alone would have been sufficient for a ban. The final decision to ban was agreed upon by all moderators and the ban was put into place by Archaic personally.
On a separate unrelated but similar issue, the staff also feels compelled to briefly mention the reason behind another recent ban, that of Honchkrow Reloaded/Macho Man. The individual behind these accounts (and at least a few others of less note that we're aware of) engaged in malicious and prolonged deception and manipulation of other users using the multiple sockpuppets they had created.
As a staff, we have no further comment on either issue. But we felt it was reasonable and respectful to all involved, and to the public as a whole, to outline at least this basic information. We do not tolerate this sort of behavior at Bulbagarden--harassment and manipulation, sexual or otherwise, of our members.