that imply that any contributions from a banned individual
should be deleted on the spot, and not reinstated?
If people want to argue that a particular user should be unbanned,
that's another issue.
I would personally consider that at least disturbing, but more like
appalling, if, say, there was a contributor that /contributed/ some nice
articles, say, to things related to early quantum physics, Wolfgang
Pauli etc. on the, say, Hungarian wikipedia, but for other
?contributions? that were inappropriate ? and the warnings about those
being ignored ? they had got banned, then even the actually useful and
worthwile articles would have to be deleted, just because the person is
incapable of, say, keep themselves on the NPOV fence in regards of
religion or something.
Maybe you misunderstood. I wasn't implything that past contributions
should be removed automatically, I was saying that once they are banned
they are *banned*, full stop.