The problem is your incessant need to respond to obvious trolling despite being told multiple times not to.
Put simply, don't respond to trolling. You've been here long enough to know the rules, and you've been warned enough times to know better.
If you'd simply reported the other posters, they'd be the ones getting a bollocking, not you.
So I've talked about this numerous times before and we haven't really gone anywhere.
The story usually goes:
someone insults me, I insult back, mod swoops in and hands out temps.
After some lengthy discussion we came to the agreement that instead engaging the initial aggressor, I should simply report them and lean back to sip my lemon chardonnay.
I've done just that. Yet still nothing is happening.
But still no actions. In fact, the mods seem to just join in on the circle-jerk.
I don't mean this in an offensive way. I'm just curious about the usual turnaround time on reports, or whether you get a "rejection notice" when your report doesn't go through.
I mean, I get it. Sometimes I say controversial stuff, and I have sociopolitical views that others may not agree with. But I ALWAYS voice these in a civil manner with intelligent discourse in mind. I never resort to personal attacks and flaming as the initial aggressor.
But when people do such to me, it seems that there is a "blind eye" turned to it. As if I am held to a different standard. That I can be flamed with impunity, but the moment I dish out some venomous verbage of my own I get infractions.
It's all quite strange. But I do understand this is an internet forum, not the supreme court. Moderators are not judges. You would hope that they don't let personal bias or vendetta come in the way of their moderation, but that's not always the case. And you can't expect otherwise.
I know a lot of the mods here don't like me personally, and as such when they see other members trying to insult me they just laugh along with it. But that's besides the point.