you actually read stevie's posts?
I don't view it as mismanagement to allow spewing, but it would be censorship to remove them. The majority of the messages posted to the site do not involve insulting or condecending messages. There will always be a few who are unable to communicate in a coherent manner or in an intelligent manner. If you have any expereince with talk radio you will recognize the hyperbole and the hysteria as the trademark of the beast. It is actually a backward complement to be the target of such vitrol.
I love your quote here. Re-read it and then go through and actually read the threads and posts. I particularly like the part where you say you don't view spewing as mismanagement. I have been censored on this forum a few times now because a user was full on making personal insults against Dr. Niman and myself. Now, as you mentioned with the talk radio set, they kinda like that in your face assault mentality as if it were a football game or a boxing match. You are right, talk radio is probably a good forum for conflicting in your face opinion and tense drama. BUT, this is a medical research forum and when the disenfranchised resort to insults because of their lack of education and expertise then it's time for them to go to a chat room somewhere...I suppose.
Let me say this. If you went to your DOCTOR and your doctor said It appears you have Herpes would you challenge your doctor and tell your doctor that they were just being a self serving egomaniac working on behalf of BIG PHARMA?
Would you then tell the doctor his opinion was just for the sake of self promotion? Come on people! This man, Dr. Niman, is trying to convey highly educated scientific information to try to help you! Am I the only person who gets this. Let's stay on task. My message was and is about the users who have and do insult Dr. Niman, period. You can insult me, I could care less. But, give this doctor some respect. I came here to READ his research and opinions not be a color analyst.
Can he fight his own battles? Sure he can. But, since when did we become a lynch mob in America? Am I being dramatic? Probably for the tough guys I am.
However if you possess any degree of grace and decency then you can read through the threads in which direct insults are exchanged. Other than that, go find a little old lady to beat up on or something tough guy. Oh yeah, Peace.