Yes of course I understand there is a community of you guys who have been around here for some time, and in that time have become quite good viral friends. You may have possibly met up for a few drinks or whatever for all I know, which I think is great.
However, my grievance here has stemmed from the treatment of lil weasal of late. He too has been a member of this forum for quite some time, and has contributed well and earned his stripes; as evidenced by his appointment to regulate a fairly busy sub forum. I just seem to see some kind of trend that's building up here where guys are jumping on the bandwagon to take a free hit at the guy.
You bring up:
"line of acceptability"
"Older members have abided peaceably"......"when they're joking"
I wouldn't say what has been thrown at weasel qualifies as any of the above; especially that uncalled for rant by sivispacem. And for the record: I have great respect for sivis. The guy helped me out alot with my headset query, by providing me a very informative and advisory response. But I'm not going to let that get in the way of speaking up on something.