I don't know why there are several threads on this topic lately. Has there been an explosion of rude behavior here lately and I just haven't seen it? Uh oh...does that mean I'm being rude without realizing it? That's not good. I'm not the best judge of my own character, but I think the mods do a fairly good job, as far as unpaid, thankless sorta-jobs on the internet go. (Hey, thanks, mods.)
I suddenly feel very insensitive, though. The most I've ever felt from anything on this forum is moderate annoyance at the re-occurrence of certain go-nowhere topics or the too-cool-for-school vibe I get from certain posts (but again, that's my own subjective judgment, and it's really not worth a hill of beans...I don't know any of you personally, so who's to say what anyone here is actually like).
I guess I'd vote no opinion/neutral. I wouldn't want moderation strictly enforced against something that nobody can define, but at the same time if somebody has crossed the line with some remark, don't let it just sit there as though there's some sort of poster's bill of rights we've all agreed on and have to hold as sacrosanct. Just try to follow the golden rule as best as you can, and if you mess up and end up be-dotted, accept it and try to learn from your mistake rather than making a big public fuss.