So who's to say I wasn't joking? You didn't give any clear signs you were, neither did I.
The clear signs were that it was completely out of character for me to start threatening to ban a regular member based on such a minor rule break that is often just ignored. Also the hyprocisy of my posting was quite evidently done a joke rather than me just being an evil pri*k.
But anyway, as Julia said only Bauer decides my fate.