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Everyone has the power to choose. Choose to open the thread or to not open the thread. If jinx irritates you, make your choice when you see his posts.
You're right, of course.
I don't advocate banning Jinx, and previous to this, have only made one post in his direction... one in which I stated pretty much what you said: "think before you type".
My post regarding his comment with "blow me" is that, to many people, he now HAS crossed a line. People should not be banned because they don't make posts that I disagree with, but there ARE pretty universal rules in forums regarding making a personal attack or using language/phrases that others might find offensive.
Personally, I'm not offended... but I don't think it belongs in a public forum underwritten by a company that, I'm sure, would prefer a modicum (sp?) of professionalism in that there is some reflection of our behavior and our hosts image.