The issue here is not what banned members are and are not able to do. It relates to the transparancy of the decision to ban members and remove posts.
I was fortunate enough to be awake last night when the "Eye-R" posts were made. After waking up this morning, I see they have been removed, like the never existed. I'm not saying I agree with what was posted, but it is unnerving that members and posts can be "disappeared", seemingly unilaterally.
Like it or not, this forum is different to any other chat / facebook group. I view this forum a bit like a town square where citizens can come and share their thoughts and opinions.
As with any town square, there are those who yell louder than others, those whose views are a bit out there and those that just come to listen. But, in a free society, all are welcome as long as the established rules / laws are followed. If they are not, then there is an established and transparent process in dealing with those situations, often known as a justice system.
This is where Asgardia is failing at the moment. Yes there are rules but there seems to be no transparency or consistency in how they are applied. There also seems to be no right of appeal when action is taken (or none that is documented anywhere at least).
To go back to my town sqaure analogy, its a bit like seeing someone in the town square get critical of the government one day and vanish the next. When the question is asked where that person is, the response from the governement is "They are fine. Trust us." Then more people disappear without explination. The citizens begin to realise that that they are not completely free to express their views and opinions. They begin to realise it is not safe to speak in the town square, so they stop comming.
I really want this project to succeed. I personally think it can serve as an example to humanity of the way forward for our species. But if we fail at providing the foundation of a free and open society for Asgardia's citizens, then the project is over before it even begins.
With all due respect Rebekah, this issue urgently needs to be addresses by someone at / near the top of Asgardia and soon.