Originally Posted by Master-Classter
3. Giving some trusted members a special ability to just knock off spammers,
There are a couple of issues with that, and none that I think J is likely to bother with given that he is looking at upgrading the system. Speaking as someone whose Rise To Power™ came by being a Trusted Member With Spamination Privileges™ - the first thing that I noticed when J enabled spam killing for me was that I suddenly had Squirrel access. Now while SS is not all that you guys make it out to be, still, I don't know that he wants that many more of you poking around Secret Mod Business™. More importantly, the Spaminator will also give you the ability to ban posters with less than a hundred (I think) posts, and again, that's no a power that should really be handed out willynilly. The first one I think could probably be patched/plugged in or otherwise solved, but I don't think J would bother with messing around with plugins when this version of the board will be upgraded sometime soon anyhow.