I do not offer a general forum for ancient history. On this site, I present my own independent research. Discussion is limited to the material that I personally post. There is some subjectivity involved in what I allow and don't allow, but I have the first and final word. I simply cannot do research and also make time for moderating a forum with full-and-open competition of ideas. There is certainly a place for that, but I'm not able or willing to do it.
Ron Hughes has been banned from this site at least a couple of times. I have allowed him to return, but still find it necessary to delete some of his posts, for example when he is too drunk to spell Mississippi. I think Budweiser is working on a new commercial inspired by Ron and called "Mr. Over-Zealous Forum Poster" !
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