Let me add my two cents, please, since I know exactly who C&K is speaking of, and he has also given me the same treatment.
This turd used to be a moderator. In real life, he is a complete loser. He has been fired from every job he's ever had, has no close friends and is estranged from his family. He's been asked to leave every rescue group he's been involved in. He claims to be a devout Christian but does not even belong to a church (can you say Russell Yates?). LOSER. On top of that, he is a professed cat-killer, only having been "reformed" in the last 12 or so years, by his account. He admittedly "can't handle rejection" yet refuses to get any psychological help. He has such bad communications skills (with a lot of plain stupidity thrown in) that he can't even post a message that can be understood. Many times he posts answers to problems that weren't even posed, replies to things that weren't even asked.
The problem is, though, that he has set himself up to be a very wise man. He has never been involved in any kind of TNR or capturing, taming, or adopting out of ferals or abandoned cats. ALL he has ever done is house them. I understand that is a very important part of any rescue work, so I'm not poo-pooing that. The problem is, though, that he presents himself as having done all that, when in fact all he knows about the subject is what he's gotten on "Ask Jeeves". The only ferals he's ever fostered were just as wild when they left his home as they were when they arrived. His fosters were transported to and from the adoption site, but he never worked the adoptions, so he knows nothing about screening adopters, how to capture a feral, etc. He always has about 6 or 8 cats at any one time (he doesn't even rescue anymore, I guess all the local rescues know to shun him by now, but he's not averse to just taking a cat he happens to see on the street and claiming it "appeared to be abandoned"), and clearly knows very little about cat behavior because he readily admits that they all piss all over the house (I know this is a problem anyone can occasionally encounter, but ALL his spray and go outside the box.) He has occasionally posted about "putting on a choke-hold" or "slapping" his cats.
He has nothing better to do all day (no hobbies, no friends) but sit on the computer and email and pm the folks on that board (the only one he posts too because when he occasionally ventures out to another one he is immediately flamed off the board). There are a few really smart, experienced people on that board (he's NOT one of them), but I have always found that IN GENERAL the people that post on that board are either inexperienced pet owners, immature, or not very smart (that's NOT badmouthing, we are all of different types). Therefore, many are the type that will easily look upon someone who posts constantly with a lot of "facts" (that are frequently wrong, which is the worst part) as being "smart". In other words, he has made them believe he is Cat God, and many of them have swallowed it. Yes, there are the smart ones who know him for what he is, but they are, unfortunately, not the majority.
Therefore, the administrators fear that banning him will create a bigger stink-up than is created when he takes an occasional disliking to another member and causes them to leave.
Putting him on "ignore" is not the answer, because I want HIM to ignore ME. He scrutinizes every post of anyone he has set his sights for and emails the person (who has not yet realized they need to find out all his email addresses and block them) vicious, largely unreadable spew. He also emails any of his pals and freely discusses the other member. He doesn't leave it private, though, he also attacks publicly on the board. Of course, since his case never has any merit, and he knows it, he fills his spew with distortions and out-and-out lies. He then emails you about how he's gotten "15 other emails from other members agreeing with him". Funny, it's always 15, never 3, never 21. I'm always 90% sure there were no other emails, but the 10% doubt makes me wonder who is talking about me behind my back, and what are they saying? That makes it very difficult for me to enjoy posting, wondering each time I do how many negative emails and pm's are flying around about me, full of his lies and distortions.
And the sock puppet won't work, especially in C&K's case, becase unlike this board, the other board is real big on posting pictures, and C&K is the most prolific picture-posting member. If she went back in as a sock puppet, she would never be able to post Casper and Kitty's pics again, and then there would be little point in even posting.
Besides, he scrutinizes things so closely (remember, he has nothing better to do) that he would easily realize it was a sock puppet. My roommate registered and posted occasionally. In some of her posts she mentioned some of the features of the D/FW area. She also called him on some of his more stupid posts (this was not because I prompted her - I didn't even realize yet that she had found my bookmark, lurked, joined OR posted!). He then jumped to the conclusion that my roommate was MY sock puppet, and sent her a vile email as if she were me. This while he currently had his own real sock puppet going, which he refuses to this day to admit to. In that email to my roommate, too, he mentioned my "800 square foot apartment". Yes, he's been here before, but that was a year ago, and the only way he could possible know that me and Lynn didn't move into a bigger apartment together was if he came poking around to see if I still live here.
I had the supreme misfortune of meeting this person, since we live only 15 miles apart. In fact, it was a year ago today, because it was the day before my birthday! Within about six weeks later he was visiting and I asked him to leave an never come back (something about the cat-killing made me think of serial-killers). ONE YEAR LATER he is still on his campaign. I never even MENTIONED any of this to ANYONE (not even the administrators) until about a month or so ago, and did only then when my roommate alerted me to the fact that he and C&K seemed to have a problem (I had already left the board by then - you can't block a moderator and I was tired of the abusive pm's and emails). Yet, in his email to my roommate, he mentioned "how far I'm taking this grudge". In that year I have not mentioned anything, yet he continues to email and pm and post publicly about and to me, yet I'M the one "holding a grudge"? Besides, what "grudge" do I have? I'M the one that ordered HIM to get out of my life.
So, see Tigger and Debby, this is why he's not banned, this is why putting him on "ignore" does no good, and this is why reregistering is not the answer, and this is why he will NEVER leave.
I really miss that board, too. I like this one, but as anyone knows who posts to multiple boards, they all have different "flavors". I would never leave this board (assuming nothing happens hear like has happened there!), but I do miss the other one, too. But it finally gets to a point that it's just no fun anymore, and it's just not worth it anymore.
And lest you think I wrote my first paragraph in that vain because of our history - I thought all those things about him BEFORE I met him. The reason I proposed a face-to-face meeting with him is I simply felt sorry for him. I was trying to reach out in a Christian manner to someone who looked like they needed some prayers and a friend. BIG mistake. Of course, the one thing I DIDN'T know about before we met was the fact that he used to kill cats, just because they acted like they didn't like him.
Sorry this is so long, but this is a very long and involved story.