They might, but is that an excuse to insult them back? In game, if some one insults you, is that an excuse to insult them back? why are the forums any different?
"I don't deserve my permaban, 1 week, 2 week ban" people just DO NOT GET IT. We've tried, and failed many times. Personally I feel as though I alone have broken the 1k mark in my lifetime of games of finding, trying to help people stop being jerks, and ended up with the exact same reactions from the people the second I'm not there.
I tried hunting them down in UO, it didn't stop them, so I started filling their houses with stacks of dragons in their recall point. They just moved and went right back to being jerks.
I tried it in everquest. Less success there.
I did it in world of warcraft. Minor success there.
I tried it here, it only made those people more jerk than all of the past combined.
Only here do the jerks have the audacity to claim they are not jerks and demand to be treated fairly after being punished for BEING a jerk. They're NOT asking what they did wrong, but they're demanding that we say they did nothing wrong. They'll avoid confirming anything they said deserves it, but will happily put all the blame on the other people in any format they can. They'll make MORE accounts to continue to be jerks just because they can. All the while they deny they are a jerk.
So what it all boils down to is if they want us to start treating them as normal people they just have to do only one simple thing. Stop being jerks.