Roger, I'm so sorry I continue to frustrate you by having my own ideas about how to be and admin.
Sluggy, reps like that ARE out of line (as is trying to organize a bad-rep campaign against another poster), and if you let one of us know about them, the adminimods can check the control panel and delete comments and/or slap the offending party as needed.
You can either pm someone (actually, it's best to copy a couple of us), or report one of the flamer's posts and use the comments box to indicate you're reporting a rep comment. Giving us the date of the comment helps, too. Please note that it can take 24 hours for a rep comment to show up in the cp, for some reason, so it may take a day before we can look at it.