Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
I think the whole idea is ridiculous! Are we children who need protecting and have to go crying to the moderators just because we don't like something that is posted? Grow up, people. If you don't like something in a thread, ignore it. If really bothers so much you can't ignore it, don't click on the thread.
That would be fine if it were just the occasional post from a troll or someone who can't refrain from spouting off at the mouth. The problem is that, even if 98% or the readers can successfully ignore that person there is always one or two others that, for one reason or another, cannot refrain from responding. Eventually entire threads get sucked dry of anything but those one or two people smacking each other around.