Lately a trend has emerged of using the forum's "tag" feature (typing the @ symbol followed by a user's name) to call another user out for some alleged offense such as trolling. This is abuse of the tag feature and will not be tolerated. We have asked repeatedly that if you have a problem with another member for any reason, please handle it directly with that member through private messaging or let us (moderators/administrators) know what is going on. Posting public drama on the board is bad enough; going a step further and publicly calling them to the thread in question is unacceptable.
Effective immediately, anyone who tags another member to call him or her out when the situation should be handled otherwise is an automatic 3-day ban on the first offense. Further action will be taken if the activity continues.
Please help us out by reporting any post in which one member tags another to handle a problem instead of doing it privately.
The forum rules have been updated to include this clause.
I could see it being effective such as in if someone posts an eBay or Craigslist ad for a fan of particular interest to one of our members. Like anything else, people can abuse stuff to start drama and that's what we want to avoid.