I appreciate this post, Repsol.
A common instance of this behavior is a veiled attack which doesn't trigger a moderator response. For example, a poster might ask if cocktails are available in the dining room or if a particular brand of liquor is carried on the ship, and inavariably a number of people will respond with inanity like:
"Can't you go a week without a cocktail at dinner?"
"Why do you need that brand? Is alcohol that important to you?"
My grandfather used to say, "If you want to live my life, then you can pay my mortgage".