No, it's cultural at its heart. We all share much of the same culture which is why we share a lot of the same values. Some seem obvious. I don't think everyone is beating up on James. I think some of that is just past actions coming back to "haunt" him. He responds to every post, usually with sarcasm and name calling along with a moral judgement. I've been called a racist, bigot, told that my moral compass needs adjusting and had words put into my mouth that I haven't uttered. No one but a moderator would usually think that was an appropriate way to interact within a social group. When you do that and become the moral god of the site, it's not unbelievable that there will be some "self-correction" by the members. This is largely a discussion site and not a lecture site. Those wanting discussion generally get it. Those wanting to lecture and moralize at other's expense can expect some pushback at most any site and in most any environment. People, when left alone in general, will tend to self-regulate and get along and name calling will be kept to a minimum just as it is on the school grounds as kids turn into teenagers and learn how to communicate and get along with others. It gets out of whack when one person tries to control everyone else, whether that's a dictator or a moderator that exerts themselves unnecessarily. James the member wouldn't be facing the same comments as James the moderator most likely. I agree that James shouldn't be picked on, or MR or anyone else. What doesn't work is selective comments. Accusing one person of making a snarky comment while ignoring the snarky comment they were responding to. It's silly to try to moderate how people talk to each other within certain bounds. There will be sarcastic comments from time to time. Just don't use hate speech, go out of your way to be a pest without provocation, don't moralize at other's expense and everyone should be able to get along. James is a good guy as are most people here. He is currently just getting the same pushback that anyone would that called that many people that many names. It just caught up with him. IMO it's no big deal. It would happen to any of us. I'm not going to suggest that he go and reflect on his actions as that is the kind of condescending remark that people are pushing back against. Just move on and let's not be too sensitive about some long overdue pushback. It is what it is. In my opinion (not worth much) we don't need apologies or a lot of "reporting" of other members. The group can socialize itself by thinking of online names as actual people. You can occasionally be snarky with your group, you don't usually question their morals or tell them to go and reflect. That's a glass tower approach that always fails. Let's lighten up a bit.Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!