OK, hear me out. I think a part of the recent problem is that some people who SHOULD have been removed did not get removed. But how do people get removed without there being all sorts of problems? We all acknowledge that this place is a theocracy, oops, I mean a benign monarchy (Rob-E, that was a joke! honest!). But sometimes, a little democracy does a little bit of good. Here's my suggestion: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Put in a reporting system. When people are assholes, report them to a moderator. When someone gets reports from, say, 10 different people, they get a warning. When a person gets reports from a total of 25 different people (including the first ten), they get a temporary ban. When/if they come back, the counter is reset. Again, they get a warning at five or ten reports. But the second time they accumulate 25 reports from different people, that's it, they're outta here. - - - - - - - - It might be difficult to administrate, but maybe there's software out there that could automate this. In which case, nobody ever needs to be the bad guy. It's all automatic. - - - - - - - - For example, I got a pm from someone tonight -- a very recent member -- saying: "well...a red head.I just never got along with redheads especially size queenys." I haven't got a clue who this person is, or why he felt like he had to send me a nasty pm. Well, under the new system, I could just report him to the mods, and take my mind off of it. - - - - - - - - - Comments?