"a slightly less serious part"I contend that you are wrong here "The Int cell is not a personal playground for you lot to endlessly argue between yourselves." and that this is exactly what this area of the site is for, taking away from CA the contentious posts. It is not meant to be a dry, humourless jolly hockey sticks and play up, play up type of Forum.
You're not disagreeing with me. You're disagreeing with the Site Owners. They wrote this:
2. General Boards.
These are the bulk of the site and consist of everything not included in the Serious Boards and the NAAFI. Banter, obtuse posts and ignorant comment are often the norm but we will moderate (ie police) against:
a. Thread hijacking where an argument/slagging match is carried over from elsewhere.
b. Totally pointless points.
c. Extreme swearing and abuse of other users.
Theres a big difference between "banter" and two or three members having the endlessly same old boring slagging match.
That's why I don't delete posts that say stuff like "you're an idiot" and "you're a retard" when they are in response to a stupid question / answer.
Obviously you may be right or wrong. Either way, it's the site owners who would confirm this as it is they who wrote the guidelines.