Okay, new thread for discussing what to do in the case of two people who absolutely cannot get along. Here are the guidelines that I would like to see adhered to in this thread, for the purpose of hopefully making this less prone to derails: 1: No bringing up the past or mentioning any other threads. If you feel the need to, go somewhere else. 2: No bringing up the past or mentioning any other threads. If you feel the need to, go somewhere else. 3: If you can't help but be frustrated or insincere or flippant or sarcastic, please try to mark it as such as soon as you can. As much as you can, try to be sincere and helpful. 4: If you see a statement and it makes you angry or concerned about the motives of the poster, do not respond immediately! Calm down and ask for clarification as soon as you can. 5: Try not to get into arguments if you can tell that you're getting upset, and try to leave arguments as soon as you can tell that you're getting upset. If you start upset, please do not post until you can calm down. 6: No bringing up the past or mentioning any other threads. If you feel the need to, go somewhere else. 7: Please try to stay on topic, in the sense of either proposing answers to the stated goals of this thread down below, or analyzing or critiquing proposed answers. Unfortunately, I can't delete this thread if one of the rules gets violated. I'm sure I'll figure out some way to make life miserable for everyone, maybe by spamming this thread or maybe just reporting everything, but in the meantime I would really like rules 1, 2 and 6 to be held to as strictly as possible, and would appreciate people's assistance in at least trying to keep the proportion of infringing posts down. The goal of this thread is as follows: Given that there are people here who are mutually incompatible, we have three (EDIT: four) questions that this thread is intended to answer: EDIT: reworded questions: 0: Is this a problem? 1: Is this a problem that the community should try to come up with suggestions to alleviate, which includes both possible suggestions in which only the individuals in question do anything, and also possible suggestions in which the larger community may take action? 2: Is this a problem that the community can come up with a feasible path toward alleviation? 3: If the answer to questions 0, 1 and 2 is yes, what are the suggestions? Spoiler: Original questions 1: Is this a problem that the community should solve? 2: Is this a problem that the community can solve? 3: If the answers to 1 and 2 are yes, how can the community solve this problem? I would posit that the answer to 1 is yes, and that the answer to 2 is maybe. I think 3 splinters into a number of subproblems such as how much the admins would need to exercise their power in each case or how social pressure should be exerted, rules versus guidelines, etc. But those three questions I think are the overarching ones here. I'd really like the ability to just delete this thread every time it comes down with a bad case of history, but nope.