If people want to chat, etc with other CAG users in friendlier enviornment.. maybe another Section of the forum could be created where established members only could hang.
I think that's the best idea I've heard in a LONG time. Have a forum for people who have been here for say, over a year (for example). There's an easy way to set it up too...the "USERGROUPS" option. Instead of making it an automatic membership (which would probably be a bear to code) have it so that once you reach that landmark, you can PM a mod or CheapyD (or the head of the "established members" group) for entry. If someone becomes a problem, revoke their privilege to post in the group. It would certainly give well-behaved established members a more relaxed environment to post in.