Many of you may remember our old friend Raymont(aka Raymonty, aka "the good troll", aka Ray seedplanter, aka Old Dog, aka Ex-Viner (twitter), etc.).
For those of you who don't remember him, he's a user who has been banned from the site, then let back in, a number of times. He's also written us in earnest to be let back in, for nearly three years. No matter what his offenses are, you've got to respect his persistence. Even though he doesn't have access to post, 95% of the time, he keeps up on conversations occurring on Newsvine, follows the meta discussions closely and generally hangs out with Newsviners around the rest of the web, identifying with them as a Viner himself.
We've learned from experience that letting Raymont back in invariably results in his future removal, due to his inability to avoid COH violations of the type that result in banning - but his requests to be let back in have become legendary here at Newsvine HQ. If a week goes by where one of us doesn't receive one of his heartfelt-if-quirky email requests to be let back in, then something feels amiss. These requests have become as much a part of our office as "Michelle" the all-in-one fax/copier/printer/scanner is (she's been with us since day one).
So, I would like to propose the following scenarios for the Newsvine Community to consider, with regard to this unusual fellow. Please submit your vote below.