Now, I'll be the first to admit that I sometimes post some pretty mean-spirited rants and have directed words like "moron" at my fair share of commenters, but this place has gotten ridiculous. The amount of trolling, utterly inappropriate personal attacks, and other offensive dialogue has reached an all-time high.
Something must be done.
I'm not one to suggest that all the vulgarity and argumentative posts be moderated out of the comments, but I do think the worst of the worst do need to be taken care of appropriately. If this continues on, I don't see much need to keep posting here (which some may think would be a good thing, in my case). Someone needs to take out the trash eventually, and no one associated with the site seems to be very interested in actually doing it.
So, on that note, make me a moderator. Or someone else. Almost anyone else will do. Maybe grab three volunteers and do it by committee (all may ban for limited time periods individually, but all three have input on how long bans should be for various commenters receiving those bans, or if a permanent ban should be implemented). I would prefer someone that posts in game threads with some regularity, who can sift through what comments are truly malicious without merit rather than just argumentative and a little mean.
Volunteers/Nominations in the comments recommended??