I'm going to offer you some advice that will be worth 1000 times the amount you paid for it. It's about what it means to have a good faith discussion.
1. Enter the discussion with a clear understanding of what you can and can't control. You can control the words you post, the tone you use to post, and how you interpret the words of others. You cannot control the words others post, the tone they use to post, and how they interpret your words.
2. Do not attempt to control the things you cannot control.
3. Be committed to explaining your ideas and/or trying to persuade others without resorting to well-recognized techniques of manipulation (personal attack, attacking others' motives, gaslighting, fallacies such as ad hominem, poisoning the well, etc.)
4. Presume that the people you are engaging with are doing steps 1-3 as well.
5. If you think that someone is not doing the things in 1-3, continue to presume good faith on the part of that person. No one is perfect, so no one is going to follow 1-3 perfectly in every single post. In addition, you may have understood their intent.
6. If you are unable to do 5, simply label the behavior you are objecting to and return to the substance of the conversation.
7. If you conclude the other person's behavior is disrupting the conversation, report it to the moderators but don't post about it. The moderators may not agree that rules have been violated, but your objection will have been heard without you having to disrupt your own thread.
8. You cannot demand this kind of "good faith" behavior from others. You can only engage in it. But by doing so, the effect in most cases will be to lead people to trust that you are posting in good faith.
by the way, the time it takes to respond to a report depends on who is available and whether the moderator that gets the report feels the need to get feedback from the rest of the team before asking. I've recused myself from moderating your two threads in Celestial. Your reports are still open, meaning that they haven't been acted upon. Please keep in mind that, even if they are, the result will be that posts or parts of posts will simply be moved to another thread. The words you object to will still appear on the board.
When I go to sea, don’t fear for me. Fear for the storm.
Jessica Best, Fear for the Storm. From The Strange Case of the Starship Iris.