we have a whole forum infrastructure here at talkbass for moderators and another for admins. we keep indepth documentation of folks that show themselves to be either good members, or bad ones. we have threads on many members, discussing their participation here and their general good forum citizenship. we have quite a few folks that we have on the "would make a good mod" list (and yes, if you ask or even just show the slightest interest in being put on that list, you are removed from consideration permanently). on the other hand, if you have more than 2 or 3 infractions or warnings, you can be fairly certain there's a thread discussing your fitness to remain a member here, logging all your past misdeeds, so that every mod in every forum is aware of your penchant for forum mayhem. don't ask a mod where you are in the tb scheme of things, or if you have a thread, because you probably won't get an answer. if a mod discusses any member's situation it is grounds for their removal. we as admins have another forum where we conduct the same thing, only with regard to the moderators as well. rumor has it that paul has one where he discusses us admins, but we have him convinced he's on global ignore since nobody answers his posts.