The part that got me is "I will not email to either offer or ask for". The mod doesn't know that his wife gives - all she knows is that someone wants to join freecycle to get some free stuff but isn't willing to give back to others. Lots of boards have rules that you have to post offers before you can post wanted so I wouldn't be too surprised at seeing someone be kicked out for admitting they have no intention of offering.
Yes, but Freecycle is against that sort of policy, if I recall (someone posted a link here). Adhering to it could lose them their nonprofit status or something.
No, he didn't specifically say he wouldn't offer--he said he wouldn't "email to" either of the categories. He'll do all his stuff on the site.
He doesn't need to get the digest e-mail in order to give something away; that's only for receiving things. And he seldom needs to receive things; when he does, he goes looking for it on the site, because it's more efficient for him..
He's asking to turn off the e-mail digest, and is willing to give up the ability to send
e-mail without logging in, as proof of his goodwill.
Instead, she kicked him completely off the group.
But if you are misreading it, then she probably is, too.
He should have just said, "No, it's not that I don't want to participate; it's that I don't want to do it via e-mail, my mailbox fills up too soon, and I miss important e-mails that way. I just want to come to the site for the stuff I giveaway or look for."