I've tried to speak with you both privately. But, this is how you want it. So, ipsedixit can save the blah-dy, blah about being the moderator and admonishing me - in a public forum - for speaking directly to Robert. Which I find funny, you got your shoulders up about that. So much worse than being called a c*** in a public forum. Anyway, Robert's a big boy. He's the one defending his philosophy, so he's the one I'm answering.
I understand everything but this. Are you saying you fear driving away a trolling menace? When most would prefer you do more than drive him away. How about chopping his head off... figuratively.
What you are actually doing is allowing your civil members to be uncomfortable and some to leave - not for the sake of not being like CH - for the sake of a cretin that knows what a "true khao soi" should taste like, or where to get the best cecina. Can't you have standards and still not be like CH?
I really enjoy you both and what you have created here. It is not easy speaking to the owner/moderators in this way. I hope it doesn't make me too uncomfortable to continue posting. But some of us are truly invested in the success of this board. I don't mean financially, because I consider the small donations well worth the fun we have here. But, when you have posters who checkout or don't enter a discussion because a certain member has arrived. It's a problem.