it would probably be very bad for the moderators to go too far in content-based censorship. Someone has to decide what is an insult, what is un-civil, etc.
I mostly agree, but at this point Jan Vigne and Steve Stammers and The Frog have all shown that the bulk of what they have to offer is personal insults and attacks. Not only against me, but against anyone who disagrees with their particular brand of Kool-aid. I happen to think this forum would be better off with more moderation in that regard. They banned DUP and all he ever attacked were BS products and pseudo-science. DUP never attacked people except once in a while in his own defense. Same for me. I'll take a shot once in a while, but only in defense after extremely aggressive personal attacks. Look at all the insults SAS throws at me, then he has the gall to say I'm the one that has only personal attacks. Amazing, no?
This illustrates my point. People obviously have a different view of what is extremely offensive and what isn't.