I just saw a “robo-post” (so the explanation went) and clicked on
his it’s name for other posts, and up came an unexpected notice that he it was banned. In the old forum, there was a darkened overlay on ALL banned-posters’ posts, to show a poster’s banned status. That was annoying as it was hard to read ANY of those posts, even ones that did not stray beyond the rules.
There isn’t any just visual status now. If there are plans to do such, how about an overlay only on the avatar? Here are a couple of examples that came to mind, beyond simple darkening. (The below .PNG uses transparency for ease of application and were put over the default avatar for sizing.)
“Your love of the halflings’ leaf has clearly slowed your mind”