I think my many flags will explain themselves, but the reason I flagged those posts is because they could hurt many people who read them, and were off topic. :0) I wanted to flag the whole discussion (except once it got out of hand) as off topic, as it is, but it wouldn't let me. The posts once it got out of hand were flagged inappropriate as they broke these guidelines:
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