I've seen this sort of service provided on other boards and have no problem with providing it here. Basically if anyone needs a break from the place because of work or school or just being driven up the wall and wanting to kill someone then we can ban you for a selected period of time if you don't have the self control to stay away when you need to. No stigma attached. Full membership as soon as you're reinstated.
To save having the staff driven nuts by people changing their minds I'd say a 14 day minimum would be reasonable. Any time after that you can email the staff on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get your account working again. We might up the minimum time to a month if the forum gets bigger and the workload increases but I think two weeks is ok for now.
Don't all leave at once or the forum will snuff it and I'll have to drag you all back by some nefarious means.
Current list of absentees:
Ras111: back on June 1st (exams suck).
Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West.