A complaint for anyone who cares. The moderating in the Wal-mart discussion from the front page story is really uneven and should be considered by the MR mods as a "how not to moderate" example. It looks to me like a lot of pro-Wal-Mart comments, including some that are condescending in tone or borderline inflammatory, are being left up and a lot of anti-Wal-Mart comments are disappearing. I posted something that wasn't even remotely insulting to anyone and it's gone now. I was responding to a non-inflammatory comment that is still there, but mine is gone. I don't understand. Seems we're seeing some of the MR mods' bias here which should not enter into the moderation. It's a bad idea to moderate the expression of opinions, better idea to remove comments that are expressed in an inappropriate manner (i.e., swearing, name-calling, troll-like tone, etc.) And if you're going to insist on moderating these forums (which IMO is a little anachronistic in this day an age), how about instead of taking a battering ram approach and removing entire comments or responses to those comments, why not be a little more focused and simply replace segments of a person's post with something like... What's with chopping out entire chunks of the discussion anyway? It makes me not want to participate here anymore.