The moderators are supposed to try to keep the forum relatively civil. Our rules came about after the forum got so out of hand and visitors to the forum (not participants) complained to Ian. Some even quit Patsfans they were so offended by some of things said. Obviously, politics is a hot topic issue. Someone who is in Iraq and has seen his buddies get killed or injured may take personally criticisms of the war. Someone who is Muslim may take personally a belief that Muslims are guilty until proven innocent. A devout Christian will take an attack on his/her religion personally. A gay person will take the claim that pedophiles are all gay personally. When people make sweeping statements about an entire group, I generally issue a warning. If I get complaints PM'ed to me, I may close the thread. In this way, I abide by the rule, "No attacks that stereotype all people of a race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, or sexual preference." Can this rule be improved upon while at the same time still protecting patsfans.com?