It's hard to think clearly,folks,when dealing with a family health crisis,but some things seem kinda simple: In real life,if my jobless neighbor is playing his stereo too loudly during the workweek at 3 am...and then refuses a polite request to turn it down...then I can kick him in the teeth
,walk up in his house and stick a knife in his speakers and shred them...letting the police sort things out later if he chooses to complain to them.
Here at TF,though,people--some of whom are quite cowardly
--can hide behind the anonymous safety of a poster name,so the mods are the only arbitrators in some cases.Even so,in seven years,I've never once made any attempt to punish another poster or get him/her banned.To me,that's much worse than asking mods to block/delete posts that fill the threads with irrelevant clutter...such as men's tennis...and no one gets punished at all unless he/she acts like a hardhead and ignore the mod's directive
.If Petra played Monterrey,for example,I doubt that any of you would enjoy it if I kept posting,over and over,photos of dead bodies,victims of narco-crime,in Monterrey...with the excuse/pretext that Petra was playing there.....I doubt that Petra will come to Monterrey if she read about the big casino massacre,though