Re: DW and Self - Ban Requests
Simply leaving a forum for a regular is pretty aloof. Like hanging out with a bunch of friends and then suddenly disappearing. I think explaining why you are is leaving to those who know and might like you in a final posting is fair enough IMO, especially if you want to make a grizzle about whatever prompted you to leave.
Having yourself banned doesn't make sense because it's just an admin matter of removing access to the user account. Normally the outgoing person is reclassified as "Guest" rather than "Banned", the latter having unwarranted negative connotations.