Hackers DO get banned where it can be proven without any shadow of a doubt that the person hacks.
Clearly there are many on here that scream hacks and get that person off the server immediately because I say they hack, and yet when they are called hackers themselves, would certainly not want banning in the same manner.
Just because someone is suspected of hacking having had an account with Steam for many years, and never been caught by VAC, doesn't mean the accuser is suddenly correct in their assumption, and everyone else is wrong.
I have seen people accuse Tato, Jonas and MrsRapidByte of hacking, should we just ban you all and not let you back on the servers. We have also, over the years, had far better players than anyone on here, and yet never been banned for hacking, are we to assume that anyone better than the accusers we have, is a hacker now ?
Of Course not, otherwise we would be dropping down to the same level as people who scream stop letting hackers back on the servers.
That is the Off Topic issue cleared up.
Now for the On Topic Issue of Vanilla servers.
This issue appears to have reared its head because Marmot made a suggestion, and it was not immediately kicked into touch.
Since the admin team, despite this very question being on our agenda for discussion, has not even discussed this, along with many other decisions, then there can be no question of such a server being started. Even if the admins had said it was a valid possibility, then we certainly would not do so, since it would have to go through various decision making bodies first, including being aired on a thread in this section, with a vote attached.
There are a number of issues to be sorted, even when you think of what you call a vanilla map server, since UKCS is the initiator of many maps, which could be classified as Vanilla.
Are we talking about the original maps, that have not been modified in any way, or are people expecting Vanilla to be translated as Classic Valve maps. Original Nuke, Office and Dust.
No idea why someone should point to CS:GO, and talk about maps on there, since many CSS players are stuck in the past, and the GO maps most definitely are not. They may have the same names, but the maps can in no way be classed as Vanilla.
This is only one of the questions which would need to be discussed, and then only after some decisions had been made.