There are broadly two sets of subtle unwritten rules here: one for the conformists, who give the ironical impression sometimes they imagine themselves extremely intelligent and gifted. This group are given plenty of scope to snipe aggressively, basically doing the moderator's work to control ideas to conform to their own idea of "mainstream". The other set of rules apply to those who may approach issues unorthodoxly, even if only suspected of that particularly hideous crime. Not only are they expected to tolerate narky aggressive comments with Christ like forbearance, one after another, turning the other cheek, they, in responding, must be ultra-polite, setting standards of civility the mainstream conformists rarely, if ever, display themselves.
This has on occasions been galling to observe and experience, however, when one sees moderators themselves joining in on the rudeness, leading the charge in case "the mainstreamers" forget their role of making others conform in thought and idea via the weapon of aggressive, rude or insidious posts then I am reduced to a passive observer of this forum (possibly like so many others) basically ignoring most of its content, concentrating more on Universe Today.
Over moderation is not an idea which should bother mainstream conformists here, they being effectively part of the moderating team themselves, like deputies swung into action on a posse.
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