Just wanting to clear some things up as well:
I can assure you that we don't send out people who are not on AC staff (past member or not) with the intent to spread any (mis-)information. If people (smzi pls) make vague statements about future bans etc. they are very likely just memeing.
When a staff member is asked if someone is being investigated, the standard answer should always be something like "We do not give out information like that. Do you want to report that player?"
We don't tell the public who is being investigated, who is going to be banned etc. so that info should never get out, unless the reporter takes it upon themself to tell the world that they reported someone to ETF2L. Of course I don't know what happens in private conversations, and if someone on the ETF2L staff actually does weird shit like that, Aoshi and/or me would want to know about it so we can have a stern talking to / kick that person from the staff. :D
We also don't wait any specific amount of time to ban people, if the majority of the staff believes that they have conclusive evidence that a player is not legit, that person will be banned immediately after that conclusion is made so the cheater cannot play any further officials. Doing otherwise would be unfair to the team because their officials would get defaulted. I think the ban application policy was different in the past though when players only got banned whenever there was a ban post?
Sadly, some cases just take longer to make a decision on because of various reasons. But especially in scenarios like that we don't want any info to spread that an active player is being investigated, because if that player is really a cheater they might attempt to hide their cheats even more in case of future demo requests. Public witch-hunt threads aren't very helpful to us either.
tl;dr: There won't be a banpost on Friday, sorry.