We have now got to the stage where the number of email complaints from regular posters about the forum is beginning to clog our inboxes here at Panacea. Each person emailng to complain is clear about who is at fault, but unfortunately, the cumulative list of names is long, and includes many of those who email to complain about others.
We have only a few short term choices.
1. email you to ask you to desist from your behavior. This has been unsuccessful.
2. delete off topic and bullying posts when they are pointed out to us. We try and do this, but the forum is a big place and there are a lot of threads live. Also the software allows people to post and then edit or even delete the post shortly afterwards, so it can be difficult to catch.
3. ban you. Sad, because almost without exception, you contribute, and many find your posts of interest.
4. continue as we have been. But then we have people leaving the forum both silently and with a flourish, and many more unwilling to contribute because of the bullies in the room.
As such I can only appeal to those who are using the forum to push agendas, insult and deride others to stop doing so. The forum is an unpleasant place at the moment, with too little consideration for the opinions of others, and less and less that is of interest to the vast majority of those visiting the website.