Thing is they do it anyway, they always have done, using codes and stuff, its one of the reasons for so many sound dips when the live feed was going, they would let a certain amount slide and do them when it was very obvious and overt and if they wanted to sway or manipulate the way voting was going. Also the punishments never ever fucking worked, they still carried on doing it. So I think do away with it and let them talk, let us be entertained by the back stabbing and double dealing.
I like it, it adds a new dimension to things, seeing some proper snidey behaviour going on, I dont think this is much to do with them being able to talk about it, I think its just the group thats in there this year, they are over all very unlikeable. Particularly Lydia, who is the biggest talker when it comes to noms, she is really fucking devious.
They can always go back to it next year.