I'm wondering if the rules have changed here recently, because I'm finding a lot of posts where members are calling other members "stupid idiot," "retard," and other ad-hominem attacks, yet the members are never banned. A few months ago, in a heated moment, I called another member an "ass" and was banned for 24 hours. I never had a previous ban and didn't get a warning, I was just instantly banned. The member I directed it to made a similar retort, but, his post was just deleted, no ban. I have reported a few ad-hominem attacks that I came across while reading posts here, however, I noticed the posts remained and the member was never banned. Is this rule now moot? If not, why is it so inconsistently moderated? Why was I banned when others are saying far worse with no consequence? Also, I recall it was against the rules to make several posts in a row within a thread rather than using multi-quote. But, I keep seeing certain members doing this, even though I've reported them. So, are these rules still being enforced or not?