We are amused.
We (collectively) have no idea what phart is on about. We readily admit that is a reader problem.
We are here to have a bit of chat, debate, a laugh - all of that stuff.
We, occassionally feel that sometimes someone goes too far, or is just here to antagonise, so we feel we have to take action. While there are guidelines that we all try to work to, each Mod and Admin is free to moderate in their own style.
We absolutely have no intention of "censoring" or "controllng" or any other proposed conspiracy.
We don't spend too much time worrying about crossing the Is and dotting the Ts - about whether our whole moderating strategy lines up and is completely consistent. Way too much effort.
We don't get it right always. We shrug and move on.
The Board has been going to the dogs since the day and hour it was launched. We get that comment regularly. And yet, it still seems popular.
The swear filter thing is good fun and gives us endless hours of pleasure.
We really, really don't want to spend all of our time intervening. So we don't. That might appear to give rise to inconsistency - but Lo! Here is our flip garden, and we do not have a flip to give.
Enjoy the board, be nice to people, don't dish out personal abuse and youd hardly know we were here. At the end of the day - other discussion boards are available.
Personally I think you're bully's. Ho hum.