Random =/= Informational miscellaneous
I also explained this here: "They get banned for breaking the rules of the forum, not for making a thread. It also depends on the context of the thread in question, this one simply being an adage to "off-topic", whilst not abusing the "off-topic" system to type literally anything."
Martin is not breaking the rules and if it was someone else making this thread, he/she wouldn't be banned either. It depends on the thread itself to receive a ban, otherwise a simple thread removal is all that will happen - maybe a warning if it continues.