We also need a wtf and stupid mod.
Don't reveal moderators name or anything. Just limit their ability to mod the same poster to a couple times per mod session and make meta moderation a priority again.
the latest proposal to be floated by the US is the creation of a privacy ombudsman. The independent overseeing body would be charged with not only checking that data transfers between countries were carried out correctly, but also will be handing complaints from Europe.
This is indeed a wholly different issue and I agree with those that are sceptical, modern US law (not just privacy!) is way to fragile to make for an independent ombudsman, I hope the EU politicians will simply carry this idea to it's grave.
Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules. Corollary: Following the rules will not get the job done.