Hmm, just discovered this topic. An interesting debate alright.
Anonymous membership dooesn't bother me, that's the nature of the net and I think the forum is fairly well run as is. People can air greivances at each other without big brother breathing down their necks, so long as it doesn't get out of hand. I think the balance is fine as it is.
What REALLY annoys me though is when "journalists" come on here lurking and looking for gossip and scandal after an aviation related incident... then publish hearsay and people's opinions as fact
have charters in their forums, where the mods write a piece on what is and what isn't acceptable there. If members violate the terms of the charter they are advised as such. If they continue to do so they are banned / suspended.
They use vBulletin
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.