My job is to ENCOURAGE people to come see the site, and to participate, and to also click those banner adds for nice things like games that are in the top corner of your screen (please take a moment to tip your waiter or waitress…)
And part of that promotion of traffic is to run Tournaments. I oversee 2 Tournaments a year, and I do my best to encourage participation in them (I did REALLY well this Spring, not so good this fall) so that people will join the site and be active here (and click the banner ads… please take a moment to tip your waiter or waitress).
So while I PERSONALLY would have removed JSP and U-505 from the Tournament after probably the second smart ass response, that is NOT in keeping with my assigned job of promoting site participation and getting people to click the banner ads (please take a moment to tip your waiter or waitress).
So I am far more patient with most folks as a Moderator than I EVER would be as a person (and that includes pretty much every conflict or dispute to which i have ever been a party to on this site).
So… please take a moment to tip your waiter and waitress. And while you do so, think of all the posts that I have deleted unsent in the interest of promoting activity on the site.