Gary - I don't know what you've done or to what extent. You may have screwed up just once or you may have played the pregame forum for all you could. Again - I don't know you and I don't know what you did, but whatever it was, it was enough to ban you for 30 days.
For what it's worth, every person in this forum has screwed up in one way or another in life. No one is saying you're a bad human being or should be relinquished to the hinterlands for eons and eons. But you chose to abuse the rules and screw up in a public forum and I'm sorry if the wrath, embarrassment, public disgrace or whatever comes your way bothers you. You were in Halo's contest as was I. How do I know there wasn't you and an alias playing there?
After 30 days, I welcome you back with open arms, and I will not hold this against you, but for now, this ban seems to me to be very light. I'm not a big fan of charlatans.
You've apologized to the forum, but you haven't let us know to what extent you've abused the rules. That's up to you to announce or withhold, but as one who has fucked up here at pregame with a post that ripped Marco, I appreciate the apology and know how hard it is to do.
Good luck and I look forward to your posts in the future.