I'm sure I'm not the first to notice and I think I might be jumping into round 6 of an ongoing "handbags at dawn" situation but it appears there is an attempt to swamp MD with puerile posts coz someone has thrown their rattle out. It might be a joke and I'm missing it but maybe its worth freezing MD till everyone gets thru puberty (Wish to god I hadn't put the word 'nice' in my last post) I agree that some of the political posts were getting a bit too personal and heated, some sort of moderation was needed. Moderators: dont let this little spat stop you from keeping JR going coz it's the best Java newsgroup on the net IMO. Isn't that what it was started for in the first place? For those of a heated disposition I suggest a political forum or counting to ten! works for me!
I deleted the worst of it. Some people find it difficult to discuss things in a reasonable manner, so they resort to being annoying. This time we have a demonstration of the opposite end of the spectrum: not enough substance. Of course, if I were to play the game that this person is trying to provoke me into, I would say "Well, golly gee wiz, we can't have substance and we can't have drivel, so I guess we just close the whole thing."