Originally posted by addaction here
Perhaps we should setup an arbitration panel on WHT to deal with these things
Perhaps we should. Obviously it wouldn't have any legal standing, but we could archive the opinions for people to look through in the future, and it might shut down some of the flamewars... since I think it would be quite reasonable for the mods to shut down any threads arguing about a matter which had already been arbitrated upon.
Does anyone want to nominate themselves to serve on such a panel? My only related experience is on an university disciplinary appeals board (hey, we could expel students from the university), but I'd be happy to serve.