(Which seems to be flavour of the month)
You can still keep in contact with 'friends' via Mobile, MSN, Facebook etc....
You can still see the site, for the deals etc, you just can't vote hot/cold or comment 'Great deal, I'll get down to ASDA, have H&R.
If you feel that strongly about a MISC thread, I'm sure people set up accounts to make there voice heard, then the account gets 'found out' and banned.
Not a knock on the policy here, but just wondering what is actually achieves??