If people choose to be insulted by what someone says, surely that is exactly that. Their choice. Nobody forces them to be offended. Maybe sometimes you need to tell people to grow a thicker skin, instead of pandering to their fragility all the time. I think that the line between telling it how it is, and flaming is big, bold and very obvious. I don't think it's fine at all. It's a conscious decision to cross it too. You probably wouldn't believe it but many of the more vocal members on here DO re-type replies many many times before posting. You are never ever in a month of Sundays going to stop people going off the deep end occasionally. We all know that. I appreciate that you prefer the straight answer too as do I, but maybe there's another way to moderate those that you feel are skirting close to the edge. We've got enough moderators that there should always be a couple on hand to check what's going on so stepping in with a - "guys cool it" could happen more often than it does. If I were a mod (heaven forfend) that would the the approach I would take.