My sonas & namesake characters drew you up a card! While there's nothing actually written in it aside from names, hopefully it still comes off as me appreciating you and everything you do. Keep up the great work, I'm proud of you!
The decision to exclude banned users was a pre-requisite for rebuilding the Memorial after it's first deletion, it was simply an oversight on my part not to mention it. The User Memorial is a place for wikians to remember and celebrate friends and wikians who really helped our community, and for that we need to have a positive environment surrounding it.
For that purpose, I try to keep any overly depressing comments or controversial names off the Memorial. It prevents arguments and maintains a sense of community surrounding it. I know you were Socrates' friend and I don't mean to cast any shade on that. However there are plenty of people who would argue that he doesn't deserve a place on the Memorial, so wouldn't it just be best to skip all that unpleasantness?