I totally hear you, we did everything and more to accommodate him. I realise that he's a friend of yours. The stuff you wrote with him was fine, no problems. You seemed to have a good influence on him.
We didn't want it to happen either, but he left us with little choice. He was the first person to make himself unwelcome here - ever.
If he had offered something original or new without hassling others about it, that would have been fine. But he tried to close down Salty Tale and start his own Salty Tale, without consulting or asking anyone. We can't allow that to happen, as others enjoy it, regardless of its obvious flaws.
We didn't stop him starting other threads, just the Salty Tale.
His conduct didn't improve much after that. Even when we created a Newbie Section for him, he used it to attack people. He got treated poorly, as a result of treating others poorly.
We all hope you stick around, you seem really nice and we are too, believe me. It's time to move forward.