The way I've noticed mature people deal with immature problems is most often to not involve themselves with the problem. This, as is apparent by the reduced traffic that Tanx gets, and even more pronounced in the lack of new tankers, has apparently been the choice of many a mature player.
The game has an obvious, and unavoidable (even by mature-mannered players), problem stemming from the lack of balance between ranked and unranked tankers.
The rules you've reminded us of, Ghost, are good ones... but they don't cover the scope of the problem's roots. The only unspoiled ops are made up entirely of ranked, or unranked, tankers, and they are short-lived (especially the ranked ones).
This is the sad sad issue that is really responsible for making us all look bad, at least as much as the quality of the people posting on this forum.
I keep to my guns here, even though I know my time is wasted on words that have little influence on their readers, because I secretly hope that through the discussion we can see a little more of the concerns behind the points of view that are different from our own, and maybe change theirs and our own as a result, if even only a little. I know that my own outlook towards tankers with different opinions has changed from reading what they've wrote.
I've observed something, as well, from reading the posts made on this topic. Almost every poster has this message in the words used, in various forms: WE NEED THE GAME TO BE SAVED FROM OURSELVES.
All we want to know here, Ghost, is what Fly Or Die really thinks about this universal message, and if they are, or ever will, consider correcting the game.
PS: I'll never become a moderator. Even if I were qualified (I'm not), and available (I'm not), I wouldn't accept it if offered due to it being a thankless job, and one I truely would not enjoy.
BTW, thank you Ghost Rider, Harry Dog, and canTANKerous, for taking the flak, and still managing to be helpful.
Pssst: Max, the topic's ABOUT unrated players!