yeah right, temporary only until the next flame up.
take offense all you want. locking threads is just being a mom. it's treating posters like children (which i realize some people here really are children, but it's their parents' responsibility and cleaning up messes. people should just be allowed to take care of themselves; anyone dull enough to take offense from some dildo board troll is going to get insulted/pissed off/offended/whatever no matter what you do.
the only thing i truly like about slashdot's moderation is that you have complete freedom of choice on how you want it done. i'd like to see something like that here (the choice part, i could give a shit less about moderating anything that's short of outright violence or illegalness).