Many of us on this forum have either been banned from somewhere else or we could no longer tolerate the post/thread moderation and invasions of privacy. It was always on that basis that this forum was set up in the first place, based on the idea that we could all get along in a civilised manner without the need for censorship in the forum by way of moderation.
Lately the atmosphere here has changed significantly and it has become toxic as a result of posts and threads being jumped on and taken apart simply for the purpose of forcing a point of view, regardless of acceptance. In other words, this is a form of trolling that isn't acceptable and should stop immediately.
We don't moderate posts, we don't read private messages and the only people we ban are outright spammers and bots. In fact, the only regular human poster who was banned three or four years ago, was simply here trolling on the forum with personal attacks and other such anti-social behaviour.
Everyone enjoys a healthy discussion - surely that's why we are here in the first place? On the other hand, trolling posts, constantly goading members to react and creating a general atmosphere of conflict is not acceptable at all and has to stop.
Please consider this message as a warning, as there won't be another if this continues.