I kind of like the idea of a ban log. It's too bad it's only open to mods and administrators. I can survive without knowing the exact reason someone was banned, but when it happens I'm always curious to know why. Maybe it's too much like gossip, or maybe someone thinks it might be personally damaging to a poster's character. But every time I hear, "He's been banned," I want to know why. Usually, I know why, of course, but sometimes I don't, and I just want to understand.