I have previously had a considerable admiration for Tiassa. His posts were always thoughtful, his threads often original, his concern for fair play and an objective view of the world evident. True - and relevant to this thread - I often thought he overindulged in a literary style of writing just for the sake of it, but since the content, theme and ethos of each post was sound this was something to overlook. Now we come to this astounding thread. For no obvious reason Tiassa explodes into a series of virulent attacks with no justification, filled with assertions that lack any support whatsoever. On those forums where I do, or have moderated, he would have received warnings by now. James asks that we consider the value of indulging in this "nuclear exchange". James, there is no value in it - and you should be putting a stop to what has caused it. And that is 95% down to Tiassa. I don't know what his problem is, but this thread is not the place to work it out and the members he has savaged are not the ones who should be expected to tolerate his outburst. It is turning a blind eye - at least publicly - to this remarkable behaviour by a member of staff that is one of the reasons the forum is a laughing stock among many. I've seen recent genuine efforts to tidy it up, which is why I have returned to activity here, but if you let this reprehensible behaviour pass without action I will not be the only one who is disappointed.