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The task of a moderator shouldn't be to protect posters, it is to protect the board and the discussion going on. So the moment someone gets completly offtopic and posts just to insult someone would be the right to interfere and bring the discussion back on track. And normally some "Please calm down" PM should be enough for that instead of thinking of new rules, considering bans or deleting posts. This way just has to become some kind of board culture again.
Well said th0mas, i have nothing further to add to this already daft thread.
EJ is asking the impossible, putting it simpy...you cannot have your cake and eat it!
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