Trust me, it would take a TON more than that to alienate me. Feel free to challenge me on anything you disagree with. I love a good discussion. One that is lively, yet respectful. I don't have to agree with you in order to like you.
"It just doesn't have the same impact unless everyone does it."
You are correct in that. It would take coordinated effort in a case like this via PM's and rigorous self-discipline among the group.
"We'll see if any of this has had a positive impact or not."
You get full marks for trying, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
In my opinion, shunning works in real life. Not so much on the internet. It just doesn't have the same impact unless everyone does it. I had the thread locked since no more ideas were being presented. We'll see if any of this has had a positive impact or not. I sure do hope so.