Every forum on the internet will have a few posters that rant, or tit for tat, or suck up all the oxygen in the room, unless and until something is done to stop it. You don't need me to provide a long list of interesting discussions that have been derailed here, as no doubt you've had your fill of them. Here, however, is what I take to be a watershed instance of the problem this forum currently has: yesterday IJW returned to offer some key rule clarifications (really cool community interaction, much appreciated!), but he could barely stomach the emotional incontinence that immediately threatened to derail the thread. And he's not alone: we humans are empathetic creatures and reading a discussion full of inflammatory remarks, shouting and personal attacks is a stressful experience for anyone but trolls and zen masters. Strange as it is to say, it's hard to be an active member of this forum. Now, I'm not saying that this is a problem particular to the Infinity community, nor that the Infinity community has a uniquely positive tone that is somehow being betrayed. Both would be a kind of bias because actually - surprise surprise - it has the exactly the same kind of community as every other internet forum: precisely as bad as its moderators allow. How bad does the current moderation allow things to get? Well, how often have you seen someone muted for a week? Is there even a mute button in the forum's architecture? Have you ever seen someone banned? The current laissez-faire approach here is holding back what the forum could be and until our moderator learns the art of the banhammer, or is replaced by someone that does, we'll all be stuck in an abyssal cycle of derailment, flaming and tit for tat. The first rule for this forum is that "offensive, insulting, discriminatory, racist, sexist or aggressive posts will not be tolerated. You can disagree with someone and remain polite." Until this rule is actively enforced through muting and banning, nothing will improve. Infinity the game deserves so much better.