A 'Complaint' of Naruto GOA (a project that has been done over time)
It's okay to admit that a 15 yr old beat you in a Online argument Dan.
The GMs of NWots and friends alike suffered the same punishments as anybody else if they were caught. I can't speak for every single GM, but I know for a fact Will and myself didn't hand out special treatment to our friends. I deleted Jake (Goukei), Yond, and even exposed Trohan when he savefile edited and they're all old sHiNoBi friends.
Although, I suppose you can consider summoning friends into my lair special treatment; however, it actually gave me a better opportunity to observe them, because I realized it would reflect poorly on the game and the staff if my friends got away with EZing, etc.