Q.U. wrote:I presume the punishments of users discussed in the gold forum would then only consist of "social" cases. Discussion of whether or not to ban a spam bot, or some user who spams pornography, or some other more severe and obvious rule violations would merely impede the efficiency of the process. I think a good way would be to let the gold forum give their opinions in cases of users who are causing trouble or unrest, but aren't directly breaking any rules.
Thus giving a sign that the community does not want the user around. Whether or not the gold members and the like are actually the voice of the majority of the forum userbase is, or will be, debatable.
I'm with Mir@k. A user being discussed in private has to be about the potential for that user's proclivities, their tendencies, to incite flame wars and the like on too regular a basis in forums outside of whatever we eventually rename Spam.
Mostly, anyway, about spam. Because a little dicking around in Spam is part of the point of the forum. But like. Spamming nazi flags, that thing happened.