What is this nonsense of Gayot Fow banned? He is, by a mile, our biggest asset. If our moderators can't work with him, we need new moderators.
There's nothing stopping Gayot Fow from returning to the site except for Gayot Fow. Having interacted with him in chat on at least one prior occasion, I'm not entirely surprised that he's stamping his foot about getting a slap on the wrist, but that's something he'll have to work out for himself (or not, as the case may be). In short, his absence is no-one's business but his own and neither you nor I nor the moderator team here can do a damn thing about it.
Replacing an entire moderation team is a massive undertaking, particularly for a site with years of history where the current team's experience would be sorely missed; if additional moderators are needed (either to augment the current team's experience or coverage or to replace a moderator who is stepping down) then we'll run an election for one or two new positions... But given the fact that y'all just picked two new mods this past spring I don't see that being particularly urgent.
We're certainly not going to throw the entire site into chaos because you or anyone else thinks they have the right to hold it hostage. So change your name, stamp your foot or leave the site entirely... Being petty won't make one bit of difference apart from demonstrating your ability to be, well, petty.
User Gayot Fow has never been banned from the main site. One month ago he was suspended from chat for 72 hours after receiving several warnings regarding the breaking of chat rules, however that ban has long expired.
Gayot Fow is more than welcome to come back and I have in fact personally encouraged him to do so through his blog. Other mods also welcome his generous contributions and vast knowledge base.