I'll first chime in on the PureZC is dying phrase. I've heard it for years, going back to much of PureZC's existence. We are still here. So based on perspective, it doesn't bother me at all, nor should it really bother anybody who doesn't believe it. I mean, anybody can claim this or that, but this or that should be taken with a grain of salt. I think our continued existence speaks for itself, adding to the fact that the community is very much on discord these days. I think that is significant enough to not be ignored, unless one is simply unaware of it. Now I would agree that PureZC, at least on the forums, is less active than it used to be, but I find that to not be the same thing as the community dying.
We probably don't all see the word drama by the same definition either. To me, without referencing an official definition, it's something more emotional or passionate, like what you might get on a soap opera (do people still watch those?). It's often conflict that gets out of hand. Simply keeping people informed about bans is probably not drama in and of itself, just like providing information in general isn't. Nonetheless, providing such information runs the risk of drama, depending on who is involved, and whether or not people choose to create it. As was explained back at the beginning of the topic, this sort of transparency provides the benefit of keeping the public well enough informed to prevent us from being misunderstood in our actions, despite the risk of potential drama. Those who are most owed such an explanation are friends of those who received that ban, along with those who have worked with them on projects. But this would still likely include others who we may not be aware are owed such an explanation, and thus the public information. You could also argue that keeping the information private runs the risk of even worse drama when staff are misunderstood due to remaining mostly silent over it, as this can lead to conspiracies about us. Thus drama is arguably inevitable. Some drama is created simply by trying your hardest to avoid it.