Patton243 is history. He had sold dozens of items on the Forum, profiting considerably. Now he is gone... and good riddance. He was banned because: 1. He exchanged threatening insults and "fighting words" with another member, and was given a one-week time-out. (See text below) 2. In response to what I believe was a very reasonable and even-handed temporary time-out, Patton243 responded with insults directed at the Site owner, showing disrespect for the job I do. Patton 243 Quote: "Like I needed a screenshot on what I said. Thanks captain obvious. Have a nice day forum dictator." Folks -- I don't need this kind of response and I won't tolerate it. I work 3000+ hours a year on this site. And I have to deal with this kind of nonsense while working on the site during the Christmas holiday. I want to add one thing. We are very close to 50,000 members. Given that number ... I do not have time to deal with bad apples. You will see more members banned immediately and permanently in the future if their posts are hostile, rude, insulting or aggressive. And you will see the trolls being tossed from the site too. --------------- Original Message to Patton 243 and Twicepop: There was a hostile exchange between the two of you. Both sides exchanged unacceptable insults and the exchange devolved into fighting words. Both parties are at fault. There is no point to discuss the levels of fault although it appears the first stone was cast by Patton243. Both parties showed hostility and poor judgment. Both parties will loose their Forum privileges for one week.