Well I have over 2000 posts at sigforum, and I guarantee in that many posts my opinion has been drastically different than para's or any other mod over there, at least a couple of times. Often we agree, occassionally we disagree. I have never been banned, never had my account suspended, etc, etc. Once I broke the rules of the board and para sent me an email asking me not to do it again. So I find these stories of people being banned for disagreements VERY hard to believe.
para runs a tight ship. If you break the rules, or act like a complete A-hole (and I mean just blatantly attacking folks), you can say goodbye to your posting privileges there. However, most get a warning either posted or via email before being banned. Other than that feel free to speak your mind, even if you disagree with para or the other mods.
"He was never hindered by any dogma, except the Constitution." - Ty Ross speaking of his grandfather General Barry Goldwater
Four out of five CopTalk trolls agree, DMF is a PITA. The fifth troll was too high to complete the survey.