It also included removal of inactive members from the various positions including moderator, admins and the Advisory Board. The last has left us without any "civilian" members of the Advisory Board as well as an insufficient number of non-moderator members. In order to remedy this, two of our most-respected and reasonable members, nisiprius and grabiner, have agreed to join the Advisory Board. In addition, Taylor Larimore, who as one of the original bogleheads, set the standard of civility that that sets us apart from most investing sites, has agreed to step down as a moderator to serve as a non-officer member.Advisory Board
The governing body of this forum is the Advisory Board, which will advise the site owners on policy issues and is responsible for all major disciplinary actions such as banning members (other than spammers) and for review of disputes over moderator actions. The Advisory Board may take any actions the members feel are necessary for the good working of this forum. A private subforum has been provided for the exclusive use of the Advisory Board to facilitate such discussions.
The Advisory Board includes site officers - Site Admins, Moderators and Wiki Admins - and at least two regular members of the community who are selected by general agreement of the existing board. Moderators shall not make up a majority of the Advisory Board.
Taylor, grabiner, and nisiprius now have "Advisory Board" under their usernames on posts. Previously we have not released the usernames of the non-officer Advisory Board members. This was done at the request of one of our original members who held a sensitive office with the US government, but in retrospect it was a bad decision. The Advisory Board was conceived in part to reassure members that they do have input into Board decisions and to ensure them that moderators can not act with impunity. Hiding the names of the members has worked against these goals. Feel free to PM them if you have an issue that you think should be brought to the attention of the Board. Of course, you can also continue to notify other officers. And don't forget we have a report button (the "!" on a triangle) at the top of each post if it's an issue on a single thread.