Originally Posted by BIGPOPPA
Nobody is instantly banned for mentioning a banned vendor. But if a member insists upon breaking the rules out of sheer spite as you are basically implying then yes they will be banned. It is a rule that has been put in place to keep the peace on the forum. This is to help prevent arguments or outright disruptions regarding a vendor that chose to break rules and guidelines to suit their own agendas.
I don't see how my post indicated that it would be out of sheer spite. If I were to mention John or his products it would be because I want to help the person or give my opinion.