Thing is, the report button is a bit of an extreme measure, generally reserved for ad spam posts, or content that is obscene, derogatory, or openly rude and hateful (a little knowledge of RAF's history would help there). If someone is just politely telling someone that they're going off topic or they're being irrelevant, rude or annoying with the matter of what they post, that's fine, all it needs is a little talking out. That said, the report button does alert the staff to the presence of a critical post, so we don't want people pushing it for petty reasons.
relatively new members telling other members what not to post
Perhaps you could just give us an example of this sort of thing? A screenshot with the names blacked out using MS Paint? Then it becomes a little clearer than this one-line post. I'm not saying you have evil intentions or anything, but we just want to know. I'm sure I speak on behalf of the whole forum here, even though I am not staff. And if this is just newbies learning the ropes, we might as well go easy on them. Have a three-strike policy before you, I dunno, minus karma or something. Hence my not understanding the "elitism" bit. Isn't that typically a characteristic of older members?