As per that thread that made me wonder several things : since that FAQ is not hard written in the rules, and not part of the rules, and that obviously some people are unable to follow it or just do not bother, what is the mod stance on this ? Is that FAQ truly useful that way ? What is the point of it if nobody cares ?
Here in our example it's post after post hammering other points of views, or tastes of other people as "pile of crap", "mediocre", etc, again and again. Not even a single "I think that..." or whatever eases it a little. It is often the best way to have the other party answer in similar fashion pretty quick and the tone goes from quiet to flamebaity or outright hostile. Leading eventually to modding of otherwise good threads spiraling into oblivion.
Eventually, either I am not understanding the FAQ and polite posting very clearly, or either it is not very useful since people will tell you "I don't care LOL" ?
Or just outright tell me if i'm living in another imaginary universe and I should HTFU....
We've been telling you to HTFU for years, Lyn.
That said, The FAQ, like the rules, are Subjective. They describe an overall mood and atmosphere that we want to promote here on Backstage. Over the years, there've been very few tweaks to the Rules sticky because it has mostly served well. Even that "It's been 4 years..." thread a few months back, while resulting in a good bit of healthy discussion, did not yield much in the way of change because on the whole it seemed to demonstrate that no dramatic changes were actually required.
In relation to the thread you're highlighting in the OP, reports were made, which generated Report threads, which have multiple replies in them. This means that posts are being discussed. I remind you that it only takes one team member to decide a thing is worth moderating. I personally did not see Mizhara's posts as excessively rude. If, throughout the course of the day, the other moderators log in, see the posts, and choose to bin them, then that will be a thing.
In the meantime... no backseat moderation. See a problem? Report it. Have questions regarding the approach to moderation? Create a thread in this forum. Which, evidently, you already know how to do both of those things. So everythings seems to be fairly well sorted, wouldn't you say?