jackbennett saidMy brief experience on RJ so far is that the guys on here are courteous and civilised - this is in marked contrast to gay sites in the UK to which I no longer subscribe
Which sites in the UK be these?
Frankly, the only interesting thing about RJ is and always has been these "flame wars" you speak of. Although I prefer to refer to them as healthy debate. For me.
I'd much rather pit my wits against a worthy opponent than decide whether "the guy above me" is a Jock, a Fairy or a Cunt.
As for "trolls" like the fascinating specimins that were Bello and Mad Stuart, for example, in days of old, why on earth did they annoy people? Why would anyone want to go and get them banned? The sheer quality of the entertainment they provided was gold standard.
I enjoyed many a frenzied session of cheeky banter with both of them. OK so I stopped bantering with Mad Stuart once I clicked he was indeed, mad, and probably more a danger to himself than to anyone else. And that's more than I can say of some guys on here, who quite shamefully taunted and goaded him ...
But I digress.
I regard myself as generally very civil, and polite, albeit someone who's quick to enter a heated discussion and a battle of wits when the mood takes me. I enjoy the odd piss-take too. I'm a northerner, so sue me.
Frankly, often months and months on end of silence from me are a consequence of too many RJ threads that consist of everyone agreeing with each other and talking shit.
Long live the trolls and the flamers, for they bring life. Amen.