Recently we're gotten a large number of complaints concerning a couple of members. No, I'm not naming names here. The complaints fall into the following categories. 1- I don't like what he said. Censor him. 2- I don't like how he said what he said. Censor him. 3- I don't like him. Ban him. 4- A few actually did deal with rules issues and were addressed. Neither I nor my staff will be used to censor or shut down a differing opinion. That's never been our purpose here. If someone is stating something you don't like, you have these options: 1- Put the person on ignore. If they piss you off that much, use the sites built in feature to hide their comments from your view. Have the personal strength to not 'peek'. 2- Tune them out. If you are unwilling to use the 'ignore' feature, or can't figure out how to use it (see FAQ forum for help or post in the support forum and we'll be happy to walk you through it.) put on some blinders and tune them out. 3- Keep reporting non-rules violations and risk a warning or infraction for abuse of the RTM system. 4- Respond to them, but don't rise to the bait. Don't add more fuel on the fire. Someone lashes out, be polite in return. They'll look like an even bigger ***, which makes it easier to moderate. When everyone's swinging, everyone loses. The alternative is we put the TKD and other KMA areas under strict moderation. This means that -all- member posts will be placed in a queue and reviewed by a moderator prior to becoming publicly visible. This may delay posts by a few days as we're pretty busy as is and that's a lot more work. We will run all posts through a -strict- check against the sites TOS and reject -all- that even hint at violating them. It will make these sections nice and quiet. Quiet as in dead. Since after a day or 2 of such active moderation, traffic will grind to a halt and post counts will drop to almost nothing. Your call folks. Grow a little thicker skin and in a few cases grow up already, or kill off the whole TKD area. This isn't a kindergarten. It's my belief that our members do not wish to be treated like children and micro-managed. This means act like adults, and work some things out among yourselves -before- mods have to get involved. It also means that people are going to hold different views and beliefs, which some will hold to no matter what you say or do. Such is life. See #1 & #2 & #4. Our goal is an active, thriving, diverse TKD forum. Heavy modding would defeat that I think.