This is a forum, discussion of free and equal people. It is not a deciding board of game features. Not implying that money invested players should not have more saying in the direction of warlight.
It was supposed to, but it has been proven that the WarLight players can't live with that idea.
That you support warlight or are higher level does not make you a better forum participant essentially.
It was not supposed to, but there's no clear way to filter out alts, so just giving them reduced power compared to us, for one, is one of the few fixes avaiable.
Why would one use alts on forum? - what is the real benefit? Not sure I understand what do you mean by it at all.
Not for serious posts, but oftentime trollish alts (or just any alts from banned players) show up.
If you want to add weight to Upvote/Downvote which I strongly support, then you need true system to detect who are eligible to have it, not set it obscure far-fetched measures. I do think current forum provides enough proof, how high-level members from 2013 or earlier still spam the forum - this does not need much proof in my eyes.
That's about as good as you can ask Fizzer for. If you have a better option, throw it up on uservoice. If it's good, I'll upvote. But good luck getting it to happen.
Forum, thus far have been board of discussion, thought sharing. Its content should be relevant and measured by it: different for every section from help to map development. We do not vote for new features or updates here. You forget the part, where every new non-member is possibly tomorrow a supporter. It seems, like for so many people forum means something different that it is originally designed for. If we would vote for new features, ladder templates etc: yes, members could have higher weight in it! But as far as I see: forum is still a discussion board and its content should be voted based on its relevancy.
That I agree with, but personally, I believe you're taking an "outsider" stance for yourself when you say this:
like for so many people forum means something different that it is originally designed for.
What do you
consider to be the forum for? What's the line between "what is fine to post" and "what is not fine to post"? What is the point at which a player needs a downvote, a hidden post, blacklist, a suspension, a ban? Clearly your criteria differs from mine, which differs from Fizzer's, which differs from everyone else's.