Following Crunchie's poll thread being locked, I for one did not get a chance to ask my question so I am posting my concern here in the hopes that you don't randomly lock this thread too...
I think the issue isn't that you, the CM, or your MODs have a relaxed approach. The implication here is that the kind of things some people are getting away with as opposed to others is night and day.
I was personally sworn at by another forum user, but laughed it off at the time as we're all human and can slip up when we get caught up in it. Since then, that forum user has repeatedly insulted other people and has been called on it by a MOD, but there still seem to be no repercussions for him.
It is understandable then that a few of us are concerned you are using your 'relaxed' approach too much in the favour of an individual rather than in general for all forum users. This is why I asked whether there is a forum rule for how many infractions before a ban or penalty, so that we can be assured that yours and your team's actions have been as per some guidelines and that, hopefully, the bias we suspect is just all in our heads.
With regards to the poll, individually, yes it is a bit of banter. However, on the context of who has posted it and his horrible behaviour to date, I can understand why it's annoyed so many people and you should too.
This isn't me saying I want Crunchie's banned, he's amusing enough that I'd prefer to keep him around. But do I think some of the others on this forum would have been given as much leeway? Absolutely not.