Maged is misremembering this, I think:
So do not ask me to release IP addresses unless one of these statements is true:
- The accused person has admitted guilt
- The accused person is scamming on multiple accounts at the same IP addresses. (Obviously you can't determine this, but you can ask me.)
- You have compiled mountains of evidence that the person is guilty, and the person has been given several weeks to respond to the allegations (because you've posted a topic about it and you've PMed the person), and you have a global moderator or other very trusted person second your request. (Have the trusted person contact me to make the request.)
Whether you're a hero member has nothing to do with it. I place very little stock in post counts.