Yes, it has happened again. Why does it make sense to keep banning Optional777's detractors (who tend to be constructive, well-liked ET contributors), instead of just eliminating the troll itself? I realize this isn't <i>my</i> message board, and that if I don't like it I can just post somewhere else or whatever, but I need to first try reasoning with those who keep repeating this irrational purging of good posters to protect a very bad one. Axeman- Loved and respected by all, banned for retaliating against Optional777. Banned once, and never came back. Hapaboy- Banned for retaliating against Optional777. Hardly ever posts here anymore. TraderNik- Banned for retaliating against Optional777. Hardly ever posts here anymore. Mom0/pH0x- Banned today for retaliating against Optional777. All posts purged as if they never existed. Yes, these guys were pretty aggressive with their personal insults against the troll, but notice how well they all got along with <b>everyone else</b>. Perhaps these banned members were never the real problem here? Why is a filthy pedophile anti-Semitic troll worth protecting so aggressively??? Am I the next one to bite the dust, and will that actually help solve anything?