I suggested earlier, and was roundly opposed, that leaders and moderators have openly encouraged the hyena pack to pile on a poster that maintains a different opinion than that of the herd. I think my observation is correct and, in my humble opinion, that encouragement only reinforces the pack's tendency to go for the jugular. In a recent smackdown post where TexasBadlands was shredded, to the glee of the pack, Romer indicated his pleasure witnessing the slaughter like this: "Damn, I can't find the popcorn Ohh wait here it is . reffug, pass the beer" This is in direct contradiction to an earlier post where he wrote: "None of the moderators or "leaders" endorse bashing. in Chat. We kill it in tech. " Romer is endorsing a public bashing. A weak moment by Romer perhaps? How about this endorsement by Woody of a brutal thread piling on my sister and I? Remember I started this thread on a positive note with a commitment to start again without the crap, then the thread unfolded without comment from me. "IMO, let them ride.....no point in cuttin someone's noose after they personally tied it..." In other words, they deserve it, let them hang and you guys can beat them a bit longer. Ladies and gentlemen, your hypocrisy is peeking out from behind your thin veneer of respectability. Now you can all tell me how much of a baby I am etc. etc. I made my point. Can you debate it without being infantile?