Along your analogy, it seems to me that we are all cruising a canal with very tight draft restrictions, whether we like it or not. Stripping comments sounds like hoping to get rid of the problem by not looking at charts. Anyway, your world, your rules. But if honest attempts to contribute to the debate get stripped, we can as well kill two birds with one stone: by saving our time posting comments, we also save yours in stripping them - talk about a win-win situation! Fair winds.