From ET's Terms of Service: FEEDBACK AND SUBMISSIONS You agree you are and shall remain solely responsible for the contents of any submissions you make, and you will not submit material that is unlawful, defamatory, abusive or obscene. And from the Help page: Certain words may have been censored by the administrator. If your posts contain any censored words, they will be blanked-out like this: ****. The same words are censored for all users, and censoring is done by a computer simply searching and replacing words. It is in no way 'intelligent'. Why is it that ET allows so many profane-laced personal attacks which are in violation of the Terms of Service? Furthermore, why is it that so many obscenities are not censored? It is one thing to disagree with someone's opinion and to ridicule that person. In the often highly-charged Chit Chat threads, it is only natural that there are going to be a lot of differing opinions and mud flying. It is an entirely different thing to insult another person with obscenities, i.e. calling him or her a "f*****g" whatever. Shouldn't the moderators be A) Censoring or editing the obscenities, and B) Doing something against the offenders? ET should have some decorum rules that punish the use of obscenities when used in a personal attack. Perhaps suspend a user's account for a few days or something. All of us frequent ET because it is a terrific site for exchanging ideas about trading and as a social forum. We should at the least be able to conduct ourselves in a manner free from obscenity-laced tirades against people with opinions different from our own.