The Chit Chat Forum is often an emotional, volatile cyber meeting ground where opposing views are often heated and barbs and insults are thrown left and right. Most of us accept that as a facet of the forum, which was created precisely to provide a venue for these exchanges away from the other forums, like "trading". However, it is obvious that moderator dgabriel does not understand that. Why is it that when he gets as good as he gives, or better, he reacts like a little Goebbels Mini-Me and threatens banishment? If he finds some posters so unbearable, why does he not live up to his own stated promises and put those of us who he disagrees with on IGNORE, instead of continuing to engage in exchanges which obviously cause him to snap? Should we have to suffer because he can't control his emotions? Why isn't he using the Ignore button like the rest of us? Is he so special that he is exempt from using the Ignore function? Does he expect that, instead, those who oppose his views must change to accomodate him? And how can he complain about supposed "tasteless" comments thrown his way when he not only allows profanity but has used it himself to the extent that he, a "moderator," has had his profanity policed by another moderator? I'm confident that if ETers look at the post in question, my ENTIRE post - http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&postid=235111#post235111 - they will see that dgabriel asked me a sarcastic question and I responded in kind, and also I'm sure will agree that far more "tasteless" comments have been and are still posted almost every day in this forum. Why haven't those posters been threatened with banishment? I'll tell you why: Because Baron and most of the moderators here understand what the Chit Chat forum is all about. Dgabriel obviously doesn't. I mean hey, Babak is constantly arguing against msfe and Co., often emotionally, but does he suddenly cry out like a little baby and threaten msfe with banishment? No. Furthermore, msfe uses up more bandwidth in one day than I will in a month thanks to his lengthy cut and pastes, and insults far more ETers on a daily basis than I do, including dgabriel (!). If dgabriel is going to threaten banishment, he ought to at least have the guts to answer the questions I've posed, and this thread ought to be kept open so he can do so.