Originally Posted by Zunaid
I assume they actually read the forum rules and agreed to them as part of the sign-up process?
Ignorantia legis neminem excusat
Your assumption is a bit flawed. Most people would not read the rules before signing up. Its like no one ever reads the EULA before installing a software.
I myself did not read the rules before signing up, only when I had an argument with an admin and was warned of not breaking the rules, I went through them so that I could still put my point through staying within the rules. Did not do me much good though. But I am still the same person so chances of getting a permanent ban is always there.