I received a 20 point year long infraction for reporting flaming abuse and threats by the moderators in their PM's. Is this standard procedure here? Has anyone else received 20 point year long infractions for ANYTHING? James R? Are mods so lax in their duties now that reports of abuse are now regarded as infractionable offences? And what sort of message does that send to posters here? "Members should abide by basic standards of good manners and courtesy when addressing other members. If another member insults you, do not return fire; report the offending post." FYI-- if a member is getting flamed and insulted alot and reports it as per sci forum rules, he is NOT the one being an undue burden on mod time and resources. It is the posters doing the flaming that are causing the burden, at which point the mods need to take action to stop it.