if I deleted non-offensive stuff, I apologize, seriously. I have found that when a flame war is lurking it is usually best to follow Barney Fife's advice and "nip it in the bud" If I nipped too much, sorry.
To All Involved:
Once hostilities break out, it is best to go back to the time, if there was one, before it started. That way neither side can say the moderators are taking sides or being unfair. Both sides can say we are unfair, but that's alright, that evens out.
See, that's why these certain subjects are poison. It just keeps coming back in new threads. I bet we see it reappear again, maybe with the same set of characters, maybe with different ones.
Sometimes, like now, we even manage to offend all involved and bystanders too, so that's when the lock function is helpful.
Seriously, all you guys, I take no enjoyment in doing this stuff, and I consider it a failure on my part when one of these things spiral out of control while I trying to correct it. In perfect-land, we all get along famously, agree with everything each other thinks or says, and sing folks songs around the campfire each evening as the sun sets on another perfect day. Yeah, right....
Now that I think about
it, just locking threads are probably less problems for us moderators ( and the other uninvolved folks) than trying to referree with edits and deletions.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing
open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh, next in Feb.