Maybe at SJ central an I don't think so would be just fine because the word of authority tends to be deified. There needs to be a justification founded only in rational argument.
BW/Seawolf: It appears you are in the minority here and for good reason. If you would like to get into personal flaming, practice upon yourself. At the end you'll have won and no one else will be inflicted with the mess.
Do try and be sesnible old man. This isn't the Fronze Club at Oxford nor is it the YMCA in Detroit.
Feel free to pm me and you and I shall commence a war of words.
Though in short, I would say we must have Mods justify their decisions because we dont want for them to be making decisions on whim.
They should show us that they are following their own rules. (I.E we have rules for how posts are to be moderated, for how users are to be banned, for how to add/remove sectors for example and so on.)
They cant just say we are banning this user/moving this post/deleting this category etc.. and when someone says, you have to explain why you're doing it--and then come out with an 'I don't think so'
We wouldnt want that would we? Rational enough of an explanation? Despite being somewhat anecdotal?
That's a problem with the mods, not a problem with whether or not personal attacks are needed. (More likely than not, these personal attacks would turn into the same ganging up on someone crap that seems to be the main type of personal attack thread at INTPcentral.)