Well put, Joe. I'm in complete agreement with you, McGrath and Mrr about the necessity of self-control and some measure of a guiding hand. As far as the removal of hateful, hurtful posts; I don't envy you your position of deciding what to remove and what to leave. Someone is always bound to be unhappy about it.
As far as the swipes at those for whom English is a bit of a struggle, I've noticed it, too. It disturbs me. I always tend to think better of the folks that frequent this place. I'd hate for us all to get too politically correct or to think that someone coming in for the first time can't take a good natured joke, but we really should try to be good examples of humanity. Whatever that means...
Bread & roses,