I have read the post about UKMan and others about their disillusionment Leading to a long standing member leaving
IMO it essential to have a consensus of option and then when someone posts a provocative or ignorant post, we should not get sucked in however personal it feels and stand together and universally ignore it. If the idiots get no response except from each other they will soon get bored and rant on in private, or at least move on to more fertile ground.
If their are enough complaints (decided by maybe a vote between the moderators) then the offensive posts could be moved to a separate topic with a warning for offensive nonsense.
The administrator could set up a topic called Coventry or gutter or exile maybe and move all offensive threads and or posts their.
Obviously this has to be done sensibly as we all swear when the occasion fits that is why we need a set of criteria
An alternate option is to have a complaintís system with sliding penalties.
The moderators could set a scale of punishment for offensive and foul language.
And for persistent offenders have a sliding scale of ever-increasing suspensions from the board starting at an hour and eventually leading to banishment.
A message could be sent out and a time limit for response and any mod who doesn't respond is taken as a don't know.
Smaller punishments should be allotted individually and larger ones on a vote basis
and maybe have a overall moderator voted for by the others who decides about any complaints
I understand people can re-register but surely they will get fed up with getting new email addresses every time especially if they get no response.
Please could the mods consider these options and tell me what you think.