...So I can leave it up to the moderators...
To reply to the original question/remark, I do not ignore anyone, as a matter of principle, for reasons already mentioned by others.
Now... about moderators... am I the only one noticing a much more active policing by the moderators, coinciding with the new software? More posts are deleted, more threads locked and more threads completely removed than ever before (as far as I can tell). Two recent cases in point: about role of gear and about animal cruelty. I took part in both and did not see anything worth banning, yet they were not only quickly locked, but completely removed. In my opinion, that sucks all the fun out of the debate. I am generally inclined to take part in controversial subjects, for that is where the debate gets really interesting. As the old adage goes "when everyone thinks the same, nobody
I must admit that I find the new software much less user friendly (visually) and that I reduced the number of my visits to the site as a result. Perhaps that is why I have not noticed Mr. Schewe participation recently... was he banned under the "new world order"
(sorry, Rob)?. Not that I am in favor of him being banned, I take him as he is (i.e., as colorful as his shirts), and actually enjoy sparring with him from time to time.