Why do you enforce different rules for different posters in Great Debates? On the one hand, posters to GD are (justifiably) admonished if they vilify another poster, and usually warned if they use profanity gratuitously. On the other hand, Collounsbury’s profanity-laced, ad hominem style continues to be tolerated.
A quick search of GD shows that Collounsbury has been the only person to use “fuck” in 36 GD threads over the last year. Although it is impossible to do a search looking for personal attacks, as recently as today Collounsbury made comments about and/or directed to other posters such as “his usual drooling idiocy”, “(I) discount your capacity for rational analysis on this point”, and "his normal levels of idiocy ".
Nothwithstanding his condescending attitude, invariably profanity-laced posts, and liberal use of ad hominem attacks, Collounsbury often does have something intelligent to say. Still, why do you allow him, and only him, to flout the rules and be such a jerk*?
[sub][sup]*“We have one basic rule: Don’t be a jerk.”[/sup][/sub]