Some moderators get fired for breaking rules, and decide to get even. They start their own competing site with yours. Before they leave, they use your site's PM system to get email addresses of people they want to invite to their new site by asking them in PM for their email address. They use your PM system to invite people to their site. They get IP addresses using their mod powers to ban the you and your site's management from seeing their site. They call members and say terrible things about you. A lot of the members are friends of theirs, and come to their site. They leave a gap in your site. The former moderators tell people to let others on your site know where they are now. Questions: 1 Are the moderators guilty of anything? What do you do about them? 2. What about the members who go with the moderators? Do you restrict their accounts to preventt any further emails or PMs from them to people inviting them to the splinter site? Thoughts?