If they are banned in game they can still access the forums (unless an ip ban is issued) for example this is the reason we see ban appeals on the forum sometimes.
And quite a large amount message us on the forum.. which is very annoying as then you got to check which world they were banned.. then open it, find their colony, check if the case were right.. isntead of just messaging me in game, SO much simpler -.-
admin i got banned reason multis in F3 under admin joe. i contested thru F3 message bar, forum message center saying that i was banned, even on the "contact us" option at the opening page of BD, no reply yet from admin joe on regards on my status, i believe you understand the urgency of the situation of being offline for more than 15 hours, this means 15 hours of sitting duck colonies and op and my already weak units. thank you for understanding