Has it really been a week already? Sheesh time flies.
The one thing I think you did wrong in this situation was ban them because of Jolly Jew’s post. It’s obvious that a ban was kind of a long time in the coming for those three and JJ’s post merely acted as a catalyst for a ban that was long in the making, but I think it was still wrong to ban them at that time. The fact that you’re retroactively banning them for images that you had originally let slide makes you and KYM’s rules in general come across as inconsistent and capricious. If I were one of the rustlers and wanted to bitch about the banning, I would say “This way okay when I originally posted it, why are you deciding to ban me now?”
I disagree with your reasoning that it would have been wrong to wait until one of the rustlers posted some clearly NSFW content to ban the one because then the other two would have gotten off scot-free. Justice isn’t about punishing the guilty, it’s about using measures to make sure a society runs as smoothly as possible. Making a clean display of the cause and effect relationship of
Extremely NSFW image-Banhammer
Would have made a much clearer example than just banning three guys at once because they all kind of deserve it. Ya, two of the others might have gotten away when they didn’t really deserve it, but it would have been better for KYM as a whole.
Edit: Another page get? Hat-trick bitches!