I am familiar w/ the cincy.com reference and I realize you are trying to avoid that scenario here. I was not aware of the total # of bannings and appreciate you sharing that w/ me. That seems reasonable. I'm not too sure it was reasonable to ban Joe based on a few poorly chosen comments on an issue that he was obviously quite upset about. I don't really recall reading his stuff so I don't know if he was a valuable poster or not but I did see that he had made quite a few posts previously. Maybe he's just pals w/ Bernie. Perhaps the best solution under the circumstances would have been to delete the thread. What really disgusted me was the apparent relish with which others joined in the attack of the reprobates under discussion. And it did seem that you had a hair trigger w/ Joe.