PH wrote:All the members of this forum have signed up to the terms before posting, they're not hard to follow by most reasonable people. IMO it's the posters as well as the offending posts that should be removed, at least those who are serial offenders. Some of them seem to take delight in being offensive and it shouldn't be acceptable.
I've been on this forum since it started and except where a post has been caught up in a purge of replies I've been moderated once. Rightly so, I called some one an idiot rather than explain why what they were saying was idiotic.
We have had people banned but I don't remember many, although it may have been done discreetly. This has reminded me about something else with strictly defined rules is that some people tend to go as near to the edge as possible then look for a legalistic explanation. We had a bit of this with the "bad language" rules and there's a tendency to look for lists of what's acceptable and then test it with innuendo and "adult" language. Swearing washes over me - I've heard it all - but it's offensive to many people and for different reasons (family audience; so much bad language demeans women etc.) Anyway, you can only try to set the tone. If people decide they don't want to follow the spirit of rules, you can be sure they will try to test the letter of the rules.
It seems sycophantic to support the moderators but they have my support over this.