I don't enjoy reading any cheapshots, from anyone, least of all the unimaginative insults that lack any sort of tact or diplomacy. Not because I'm taking sides or worried that my buddies (I don't have any) will get their feelings hurt, but because it shuts down discussion and chases away all divergent perspective. I want more cryonicists (with actual names) posting here, not less. An echo chamber isn't my idea of good reading either. Maybe I'm a tough audience, but these don't seem like outrageous demands.
Melody, I'm not blasting Platt or Harris because they aren't here. If I gave Platt unfair treatment in the past, I apologize, it certainly wasn't intentional. Harris, however, did receive warnings and eventually left, partly because he felt I was giving others here too much freedom. As a moderator, it's impossible to please everyone, and pleaasing the majority leads to mob rule. Maybe I should just work on pissing everyone off equally.