The only thing visitors can do is report posts, or they can send a private message to a moderator or admin. Its out of our hands at that point. What can you do? You trust those in charge to make honest choices. Are they supporting their friend, or are they supporting the wellbeing of the forums? I have seen some justice served out; thus, I can't complain about too much of an imbalance. I take the word of the moderator or admin who is dealing with the issue. They say everything is fine, I have to believe they are being truthfull.
Originally Posted by Astor Kaine
Then perhaps now might be the appropriate time for these issues to be addressed, seeing as things appear to be coming to a head.
I don't think there is an absolute answer outside of what I mentioned. You could try talking at legnth with a moderator.