Social control, censorship, banning...is all this really necessary? This is just me, but the only thing I think someone should be banned or punished for is making physical threats against another poster, wheter implicit or implied or outright spamming (creating nonsensical, off-topic jibberish to clutter boards and intterupt threads). One of the unwritten rules of a free-speech deomcracy I think we have lost in our politically correct age is the basic idea that you don't take things pesonally and don't consider differing opinions as personal attacks on your character. An example, someone referred to a statement I made is "childish." I didn't assume for a minute that this poster was calling me childish, assuming instead (and correctly I might add, I hope) that his or her statements were directed at my own statements and not me personally. Come one guys, this is an anyonymous environment. We aren't standing in line at the bank or hanging out a pub. I don't look like Grand Moff Tarkin (okay, I do look a little like him) and not a single person in this forum would know me on the street if they saw me. In this light, taking things personally and getting mad and spewing rage initiated hate is just silly.