There are only 3-4 "eclectic" brand of posters in there causing 99% of the problems. Its far easier to simply deal with those 4 individuals.
Things will always get heated in political debates, I have already set some guidelines to the effect that if your only purpose of visiting HSM is to tell everybody how you dislike a certain group of people, you will find yourself banned.
See, the thing is, I KNOW that you and I can disagree on something like Israel/Palestine, keep it civil and unpersonal and retain the ability to discuss something completely unrelated in another thread and not carry a grudge from the former topic into another thread but the majority of people do not possess this skill.
Some things I mention here now, to me, raise the issue of the green square system. My grammar for example sucks, I am fully aware of this, but you, Stockjock-e, never attacked my grammar when we have debated, you instead stuck to the issue being debated. So how is someone, as a newby to the stockmarket, lurker to this site, newb in general supposed to take the green square rating seriously when we have people here with two, three, four, green squares that, attack someone's grammar before dissecting their argument for what it is? or insults a poster's intelligence with sarcastic responses? I don't care if I have one or five green squares on this site, that is not my point, in fact I don't think I deserve the 'expert' status that I already have here. My question is this... Should we not hold a poster getting one of these green sqaures to the same standards that say, for example you display?
Just my two cents.