the key word in your question is "staffing"--at least that's my take on the situation. I never report personal attacks on me--and take my word for it, i generate my share of controversy--but i don't report people calling me names. However, when i see an avatar/picture of obama with the word "A$$hole" spelled out in the pic (not spelled like i have here, but literally spelled out), and i report it--FIVE times in a one hour period--and it's not removed, then i have to say it's a staffing issue. And i have to conclude that yahoo does not care about it's users and will not hire more staff to combat the misuse. So, in having minimum staffing, it allows for inconsistent and arbitrary enforcement of the rules, such as they are. Finally, everyone knows the right's agenda--attack, lie, whine and threaten anyone deemed to be an independent thinker and not in lockstep with the republikan platform.