“Alleged friends”? Nah. Coexisting on the same forum, or even a shared interest, does not make a person my friend. As for THR moderation, it has its place, but it also has problems. I actually rather like some of the mods there, but others, well, they have exactly the same problem we see in many police responses to recent protests...the second they are questioned, they think they need to assert dominance in order to assert their authoritay. It’s sad, but the joke is on them: if you can’t make your point without resorting to asymmetrical force, you are just demonstrating your weakness.