I started lurking in the thread because I wanted to hear from people who were in/were possibles for Team GB. I found samir's antics a bit offputting and I didn't like his "jokes" about prostitutes and rape, but wouldn't have reported him for them.
Although RW may not have treated him in the same way as other posters (it's difficult to know), most other posters have had the sense to post (semi)anonymously. Banning him may have been overly harsh, but I feel removing his posts will only be a positive thing for his future.
Sorry, they were made (and devoured) this summer when we could have them with our homegrown strawberries. Only things I didn't make personally were the birthday cake (unknown) and the mince pies (my OH).