newriver, you never intervene when the insults are aimed at me.
Well, Alabama, that is simply not the case. But I am not interested in debating that point with you here. PM me if you want to discuss this further.
Please understand that I do appreciate the cooperation and self restraint that has mostly been demonstrated here. In all, I think we conduct ourselves in a very mature and responsible manner here on TT. You guys are great.
As a moderator, I have to excersise an even greater level of self control. I am not at quite the same liberty to pass judgements on others based on my hunches or suspicions about the intentions behind member's posts or the possibility of "assumed identities" and other silly nonsense. For example, a clever or persistent troll is difficult to weed out and the site's admins and moderators have to err on the side of discretion in the face of these matters.
The more mundane but nevertheless significant "moderator" issue here is a simple one. This thread has virtually exhausted any potential it may have had to add value to TT and appears on the verge of possibly becoming more detrimental than anything else. So, it will be ended.
THIS TOPIC IS CLOSED.