Hello. To begin my whining, I was just insulted via PM, which is no big deal, as I'm adult enough to see beyond that kind of behaviour. And it's kinda funny, not the insult per se, but I just don't get it as I don't know what the sender is referring to. The rules state the following, which isn't that clear: Insults. Direct personal insult of another member, i.e., "You are an idiot." and all the variations. Why? Because this isn't grade school. People should be able to discuss or even dispute other's posts without insulting people. And the only purpose of a post like this is to incite other people. You may dispute somebody's opinion, but not attack/flame the person who stated it. There are a lot of other non-direct-personal insults that won't necessary get you banned instantly, but depending on the context/nature may lead to post editing, post deletion, warnings, or time-outs. They include telling people to shut up, or being extremely or repeatedly rude or sarcastic. Bottom line -- don't try to tick off others. Although we do not read Private Messages sent between forum members, the rules for appropriate and inappropriate content apply to them as well. from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Instantly_Bannable_Offenses Should I contact a mod about such issues, even though the member is here longer than me and should know better? I'm kinda confused, as in my fifteen years on the world wild wet, I have never gotten any insults, even though I'm sometimes a sarcastic prick.