Sorry, I was bit too subtle with the sarcasm ("as long as Dave behaves himself and doesn't post anything......etc, etc.").
You're not banned but you are on the naughty step and you can view some sections but you can't post either so you can't get into any trouble. How are you meant to let off the naughty step if you can't prove you'll be a good boy?
It's kind of like deciding that a serial killer is safe to go back into society because he hasn't killed anyone while he's been locked away.
"I wanna play cricket on the green, ride my bike across the stream, cut myself and see my blood, I wanna come home all covered in mud. I'm a boy, I'm a boy but my ma won't admit it..." I'm A Boy- The Who 1966