Joe, frankly, you have the facts wrong.
No, I don’t.
Application restrictions on individuals were rescinded in October 2014. No one was banned from joining from that point on.
All you’re saying is the practice stopped.
You have been warned in the past that you were are in violation of the posted rules. You can call that a threat if you want, but it shouldn't be a surprise given your behavior, and it's not the experience of the vast majority of TD members. Again, very few have been warned and only one member was suspended.
So threats do in fact occur. No one would expect “the vast majority” of members of any group to be issued warnings.
Beloved Stewf Coles is a serial aggressor on this point, yet serially insists Typedrawers moderators did not ban Hrant H. Papazian (they did) and do not threaten members (they d0).
It makes it easy for users and moderators to glance at a profile and figure out who’s an expert and who’s a longtime troll.