The host/GM exists for a reason.
If there is an issue that individuals, for whatever good or bad reason, can't address among themselves, they should be contacting the host/GM as the next step in mediation/progressive discipline/whatever you want to call it. 11/10 times, a fair resolution will be made, whether that involves somebody addressing an apology during or after the game, or an explanation being given for whatever behaviour or action that is causing the dispute.
It is understandable if SixFootFiveAndJackedAF was not keen to how Aladeen plays or unaware of the quirks of his IN-GAME personality. He can learn that over time.
It is, somewhat, understandable if SixFootFiveAndJackedAF did not know that the 'report' feature is used for very, very serious instances of misconduct only. While everybody interprets language and comments differently, I would CONFIDENTLY say that enough of us would all collectively point out when something is actually over-the-top, out of line, and worthy of being reported. We've done so in the past successfully. But him being a new player and not knowing this is forgivable.
It is NOT understandable for SixFootFiveAndJackedAF to act like he's doing the community of some sort of favour by reporting one of our most dedicated and respected players simply because he couldn't be bothered to come to me first about the nuances of his dialogue style or felt that he could deal with matters in his own hands. He is more than welcome to bring in his own experiences from other forums into ours but I don't think its unreasonable (or unhelpful for his own sake) for us to ask for a bit of co-operation in return. If he honestly felt like Aladeen crossed a line or was being a bully, he should have came to me to clarify if he had done something wrong rather than going over my head. I am not a mod but I've been around the mafia community, and the whole forum, for enough time to know what's good and bad.
Our whole community is all for new players. In fact, we are really grateful to have not just new faces playing but really experienced faces coming into our community who are both actively and positively contributing to our games.
It's clear that a lot of the dialogue and conversation between Aladeen and some of his accused are charged by rage and frustration and not rationality. Let's try to move past this by calming down and weaning our way out of this topic. I will speak to Aladeen again to clarify his participation in this game.
If any separate or new issues should arise, please contact me first and I will do my best to resolve the situation.