Every time someone gets offended it is automatically called "flame". If a comment has no derogatory language,I am sorry but that is certainly not a flame. "Flaming" is not open to the interpretation of the mods because we clearly define it here in the rules. Flaming, Trolling & Harassment Do not "flame", "bash", "troll" or harass others. Blatantly offensive comments or actions directed at others will not be tolerated. While we do allow members to debate and voice their own opinions, there will be a limit to how far a heated debate can go before it is closed by staff. If you harass someone you will be disciplined. Period. Please show respect for all members at GBAtemp; new or old. Disparaging remarks towards others about race, gender, origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation, personal politics and religion will NOT be tolerated and will most likely be removed by staff. The poster will then be warned, suspended or banned (see the Warnings section below for more information on warnings). Flaming, even in self-defense, is strictly prohibited. If you have something to say, say it respectfully or not at all. If someone is harassing you either use the report function or contact a staff member directly. Replying to a flame post will likely result in the removal of your post as well. Flambaiting, or attempting to draw other members into personally attacking you or each other is also not allowed. http://gbatemp.net/help/terms Rules are the foundation of a society. Without rules there is nothing but anarchy or dictatorship. Unfortunately, it is not up to the discretion of the mod as to what constitutes as baiting because we have it clearly defined in our forum rules. The amount of real "flaming" that goes on in this forum is beyond ridiculous. Why is this culture of flaming randoms on the 3ds section accepted or even tolerated? Ive been suspended in the past for undisclosed reasons from GBAtemp,for relentlessly expressing my conviction that every single member on this community deserves to be respected and treated as an equal.Disrespect mostly stems from the patronizing attitude that normal members of the community have on members that just joined,or have questions. Too many people believe that because they hacked their 3ds they are some type of genius and they proceed to get a feeling of superiority out of belittling other members for not having their "knowledge" and treating other members like subordinates instead of friends. This type of behavior cannot be tolerated because it is completely detrimental to the quality of members that want to post threads. Rules need to be enforced,and we have to set the foot down on the real bad guys and the people that contaminate the culture of the forum. I could be banned today and it would have absolutely no impact on the culture of the forum,of the forums integrity. I push for friendliness at all cost, I just noticed that what is tolerated here is quite frankly outside of the norm even for an internet forum. There are places to trade insults on the internet if that is what floats your boat,however this community is built on gaming. From the bottom of my heart I love this community and I want this community to thrive. GBAtemp can be a great place for anyone out there that enjoys nintendo games(or just gaming).We just need the staff to show some love and discipline the bad guys that drive the maturity down.