I have seen very little attempt by any moderator here to try to resolve a problem in a civil manner. It's almost always a subtle or less than subtle way to start a fight, then play with the victim for as long as the given moderator feels like keeping him on the hook, then ban him. When a moderator offends someone it's open season for the rest of the moderators to dogpile him, blindside him, play stupid tricks on him, just whatever they feel like. I'm trying to defend myself from a personal attack by one moderator and another one bans me and edits and deletes posts, for example. On a forum that is allegedly dedicated to science one might expect to find intellects that are able to operate at a higher level than this. Reiku is one. Leopold is another. I keep getting dragged down to the moderators's level. My only excuse for even being here is that I'm not here for the sake of the moderators. Minds that need to communicate with each other need safe places to meet and talk. This simply isn't one. And I'll tell everyone a little secret about this method of killing forbidden subjects: The people who are exposed to this kind of shit don't feel like stopping talking about the forbidden subjects. They feel like forcing those subjects up someone's ass.