The few Mods available to review these cases is a huge and understandable factor! My question is, Does a leopard change its spots? Once a thief, the character of that person becomes obvious. The most recent plagiarist deleted a number of pieces after he was caught...they were likely stolen too! If the theft of words is obvious, no second chance!
Did Saul of Tarsus, who hunted and killed those who believed in God, become Paul the Apostle, disciple of Jesus , who helped kick start the foundations of modern day Christianity and ended up dying a martyr himself ?
Spots don't define a leopard on the inside just as anything exterior on humans, doesn't define who we are beyond what our outsides look like. It's the internal "spots" or places, that need to, can, sometimes do and sometimes don't, change.
The bigger question here, is: does every one of us, deserve a second chance to right our wrongs? Or simply, does the leopard deserve the chance to change its (internal) spots (places)?
If Saul the murderer got that chance and made good on it, then what about plagiarists here? Not all of them made good on their second chance they were given, so judgements were made and corrective actions were taken. You reap what you sow, whatever it is you sow, good or bad, and wherever you sow it