Well, I do, but then I get a ton of people whining about what a mean-old-asshole I am, and none of the other admin want to deal with that bullshit.
But when any of us see a comment that is worth an infraction, the common practice is to simply send a private warning. Not to make a big deal out of it, but to send a private message with a warning to the user. Notice the term private message. It's not a coincidence that I'm repeating it.
But for the sake of your perception, lets look at the difference between Baroni and Diaz threads. Is there a poster who goes into every thread that Baroni's name comes up in and bashes him? Is there a poster who does that with Diaz? Are there posters who will often do that multiple times in every thread?
Well, there are posters who were doing that for every Vitor thread. And when they were quietly given private warnings on multiple occasions, they immediately whined about them publicly and decided that since they couldn't see the private messages that were given to other users who may have bashed Baroni, or Diaz, or Bisping; there must be some type of inconsistency; or [gasp!] conspiracy afoot.
When admins see a comment, they give a warning. That warning is private.
Sometimes we miss comments, but we all go and check to see if posts have been reported by other users.
bonesknows didn't even bother to report the post he was whining about in this thread, he just went and assumed that nothing had been done, so he should complain about it--and that was all after I'd already given the poster a private warning.
So honestly, it comes down to this: If you don't like the way the board is run, don't log in. There are 100s of message boards on the internet. Go find one you like, because you aren't changing a thing about the way things are done here by complaining in the main forum.
If you do like it, and want to stay, everyone is welcome. If you have a suggestion on how to make the board better, post it in the feedback forum or send one of us a PM. All the admin consult one another before doing anything severe...even if you're convinced I'm an asshole, there are 5 other guys who aren't who can keep me in check.
But the next genius who brings up fighterbashing in a bullshit passive aggressive way in the middle of the main forum is gone.
And what's more, the first asshole who asks for that recently-banned-asshole to be unbanned goes with him.
I'm out of patience here. Some of you don't want administrators, you want some kind of internet dad who will send your brother to his room after you tattle on him. My advice to those posters is to look for a new place to troll.