First, I have a lot of respect for the Mods here. They do their job well and do not throw their weight around too much (that I can see). BUT - in my opinion, racism is the belittling of human beings. And it is far worse to do that - imo - then to call someone 'stupid' or a 'liar'. Yes, I am sure there is some explanation for it deep in the rules. But whatever it is...I disagree with it. There are 'black' members on this site. To suggest that they are less then equal humans - even if indirectly - is FAR MORE insulting then to call someone a liar, imo. Attack the message, not the messenger is a guideline here, I believe. And there is just NO WAY to NOT attack the messengers of this site that are 'non-white' when you start a blatantly racist thread. I say have a vote to decide if blatantly racist threads should be allowed. Heck - if your workloads are too much - I will mod them. This excellent site is starting to get inundated with pathetic, racist threads...again and again. And they are allowed to post them and yet I am not allowed to in any way insult them. Or do people think that racism does not deserve to be insulted and attacked at every opportunity? BTW - I am as WASP as WASP gets.