, I don't mean to sound disrespectful, and I apologize if this is not the correct way to go about complaining about the behavior of posters, but I'm not sure why the salient issue is whether other posters have specifically complained that chelovek's
posts in this thread have been off-topic.
The main question in the OP was along the lines of "Do black researchers get less grants because of a lack of mentoring or because of racism?" and almost immediately chelovek
went waaaaaay off-topic to chime in with "address the fact that over 50% of violent crimes (and nearly 100% of violent hate-crimes) are committed by blacks... then perhaps I'll care about possible, slight discrimination in science-funding.
" Besides the fact that this post was unrelated to the OP or any follow-up posts, chelovek
already knew this statement was bullshit
, yet made the inflammatory claim anyway.
On top of that, he or she has clearly gone out of his/her way to antagonize other posters in the past by posting a video of black people and calling them chimps
, stating that Muslims are stupid and should be sterilized
, claiming that the terms "Muslim" and "idiot" are somehow interchangeable
, and instead of making points (rational, rhetorical, or whatever) against the arguments of other posters, simply insulted them. Some examples of these ad hominen attacks include crybaby
, and idiot
(at least twice
Couple that with the fact that any guests who come here and read any of those non-factual and offensive posts see that chelovek
is labeled a "Valued Contributor."
It seems like the main problem here is not with any individual post that members might flag, but rather with a pattern of posts that go far beyond spirited discussion and into abusive, disruptive, and insulting trolling.