Two exemptions I would want to make a case for, if an outight dead player posting ban is on the table: 1. Since all players have a vested interest in the outcome of a game and the process by which it is reached, I think there should be an exemption for posts related to rules clarifications, violations, and the like. As a parliamentarian kind of guy who doesn't often live to see endgame, I feel that increases the target on such players' backs and encourages moves within gray areas later in games. 2. I've noticed over at the Mafia Scum site, game rules commonly make an exception for what they call the "Bah!" post. You're making a mistake! You bastards! Avenge me! *shakes fist* kind of stuff to keep things fun.
Suggestion: Modify (or add) rule to say dead and non players shouldn't post in the thread. Period. End of story. If you're not actively in the game, then stay out of the game.
(Reference Mafia 100)
We talked about this a game or two back, and it was implemented precisely because we didn't want it coming up again. It should have been included in our current game. But I think fawn copied a previous set of rules and I didn't catch it.