You bsh1 are a user, and therefore the chief moderator (also you) is not the chief of police, good to know?
I am honestly not sure what you're trying to say here. The grammatical issues are making the meaning hard to extract. But, what I can say is that the mods are, for want of a better analogy, the police and the judges of the site. User may bring issues to the moderators attention, but it is not up to the usership to enforce site rules.
assuming you are the same person who knows that I've pressed the little flag thingies before
Reports are anonymous. I can only see who was reported, not who did the reporting. Nevertheless, I'm not sure how anything that you've said up to this point relates to the OP or to my previous response to your comment.
Public Shaming as Punishment - This is actually in my opinion a rather vile practice
I would naturally agree. I am not in favor of using public shaming as a tool to punish users, hence my previous posts and my opposition to a public ban list.
meet real friends
This assumes--falsely and rather naively--that friends made online cannot be real. If friendship is about building bonds through time spent together and through communication, I see no reason why friendship cannot be formed online in fora like these. Separately, to have a life outside the site does not imply that the site cannot matter to you. The extent to which it matters to someone will vary greatly, but the relationships formed and interactions undertaken on this site can and do have an effect on people's mental and emotional wellbeing. Humans are social creatures and we are impacted by how others perceive of and treat us; that is true whether online or off. It would be naive to suggest otherwise.
I'm equally confident that you feel shame on the basis of your personal views and your knowledge of why and how you did not do your best at the end of the day
Again, not really sure what you mean by that...
The consideration of appropriate function in this setting was with respect to banishment only, nothing resembling an administrative practice of shunning
My point, as articulated in various posts in this thread, is that a public list of banned members--the proposal under consideration here--would amount, in effect, to public shunning.