Has the list been published? How do people know if they are on it or not?
If their post gets deleted, they know they're on the list/not on the list.
It'd be great if I could make a user group that isn't allowed to edit this page, but I realize that's asking way too much.
You could write a Mediawiki extension or two to do that, i.e. allow people to create/manage their own groups, and pick which groups get read/edit permission in their userspace.
You'd want to introduce the notion of a "Group owner", and allow users to create groups with themselves as owner, and then add/remove members and delete groups they own, but not groups owned by others or groups owned by the system.
Go buy yourself a book on PHP and give it a go. Even if this site never accepts the end product, you could learn a valuable skill.
Lol, all that so I can hold a conversation on RationalWiki without encountering trolls and blowhards!
Nah, the current system works fine for me, but thanks for the suggestion.