Pat doesn't care. It's that simple.
It's why I stopped posting. The community is presently cesspool of frat boys and console fantards, with nothing but mockery and insults being flung around every time any so much as expresses a simple opinion.
Pat attitude to the whole thing? Suck it up or leave.
Most of us long term people have gotten the hint and had the common sense to do just that, leave. I read the news daily and talk to some of the staff regularly, because they're awesome, but I learned months ago that the community here is an unsalvageable shitstain as it currently is.
It's not going to change, and Pat has made it pretty clear that he doesn't a flying fuck about any of this Internet drama bullshit. Dave and Steph do, but their hands are completely tied as far as what they can actually do about it. Pat actually did make a conscious effort a while back, but that lasted the greater part of a fortnight, and those rules have been all but ignored since.
Everyone is wasting their time even having this discussion.
If you're looking for a a decent replacement community that isn't full of self obsessed assholes, and has great high quality written content to go with it, check out http://www.quartertothree.com . It's personally one of my favourite gaming sites right now.