since that recent "read this thread" can't be posted in....I'll copy and paste here.
I think if some of the mods refrained from using words like "Alex haters"...I think some of the other posters wouldn't feel comfortable bashing other posters in various ways....then you have other posters, like myself, respond by using their own words against them....then all hell breaks loose.
so although everyone is still responsible for their own actions when they hit the "post" button (like myself)...I think it should also start at the top.
consistent moderation, that shows no bias, should be taken more serious. I think that would help with threads.
now, again, sure a poster can just hit the report button when he comes across a personal attack.....and if he doesn't and responds to a personal attack, with a response that can also seem like a personal attack...then its understandable for him to get a warning increase. But when a mod increases a warning for a post, I would think that mod would also see the post that might've "incited" the response...and would also give the other poster an increase for "inciting". But when this isn't the case....I think certain posters will continue to run free and bash away. I've come across a couple of known posters who personally attack posters in threads, in which mods also post...but when I check their profile, I see no warnings levels.
anyway, although my profile says I joined back in 2005, (mainly because the forum crashed and had to start over) I've been here since 99-00 season. Its never been as crazy as it has been lately.
[ Edited by Afrikan on Oct 2, 2012 at 21:44:39 ]