...like clockwork! Please realize that Discuss Cooking is a privately owned website. There is no "freedom of speech" and the few rules we do have we try our best to enforce. Please, for the sake of clarification, re-read the links below to things that may have either been forgotten or not ever read at all.
Please re-read our Community Policies
that clearly states our stance on the use of profanity, the behavior towards other members/administration/moderators and how to properly deal with issues you have with another member/administration/moderator, political views, religious views, etc. This also deals with copyright issues, signature issues, etc.
We get criticized for being heavy-handed. We get criticized for NOT being heavy-handed enough. There is no easy way moderate a forum with this many people. We sometimes look at a conversation and hope it will correct itself. When we see it's not going to correct itself we do, and will always will, step it to stop it. Sometimes not every conversation gets seen though. If anyone has an issue with a post please use the "Report Post" feature. That's what it is for. Please do not retaliate in the open forums. We will suggest, just like the community policies state, to take these things to private messages or better yet, notify an administrator or moderator or just use the "Report Post" feature, which will be faster way to get it resolved.
This is a cooking site first and foremost. Everyone needs to take a deep breath. Surely the few rules we have aren't hard to follow. All we ask is you be polite, if you have an issue take it to PM, and most of all just respect those around you.
I don't know if it's the holidays where there is a lot of tension in everyone's life or what? I think it is human nature to be more "vocal" sitting behind a computer screen.
I know someone will take the stance of "you do not have to treat us like children" so I'll get this over with now. This is not the intention of this post. This post is just to try to make everyone aware how out of control things are and to please, step back and take a breath.