+1. I think I know why (maybe the Dior thread?) but, to be honest, I thought the tongue-in-cheek was so blatant that it was hard to read his comments as "real" or "literal." Note, this is quite different than those members who make the jokes about rape and such. There is a difference between using humor to reveal, secretly, your own inner nastiness... and using an obviously over-the-top reference to be sarcastic or point out how someone else is being disingenuous. Fuuma probably should have known better and maybe went too far... but I think people know I'm generally pretty sensitive to asshattery (linguistic and otherwise), and I just didn't get that vibe from Fuuma's posts. Perhaps I missed the one's in question that lead to the actual time-out, but I mean just in general. I also think sometimes he says things in English that make more sense, or for which the nuance/humor/snark comes out clearly, in his native French. Sometimes when I don't understand what he says in English, I'll try to imagine what he means in French, and sometimes it is much clearer that way. Again, these aren't necessarily excuses, but just to help a little in separating sheep from goats. Fuuma ain't no goat (IMHO) Edit; since he's canadian, maybe he needs to start posting everything in both English and in French. I think I usually get when Fuuma is kidding, but can we agree that jokes about 'getting gassed' or blown up are out of line? Even if both parties are in on the joke (did not seem so) it does nothing to raise the level of discourse. Instead it leads people who don't get the joke either to be offended and express this to me, or to try badly to play along (further offending others), or to play along well (further offending others and derailing the conversation). Imagine that tricorn-hat-meme-guy going HA! HA! Zyklon-B!" Just... still not funny. Fuuma knows this, which is why I think he was joking, but he also knows there is a line, and crossed it a few times. He is timed out, not banned forever.