I tend to agree with you on your last point. I often feel like the moderation could be a little better in this one particular aspect, which is not to say the moderation isn’t good and fair.
To me the most annoying thing about the Hannity forums are the users that continuously post the same topic over and over and/or post the same reply continuously. That is annoying and not productive.
I will tell you this. I am a member of a sports forum that has a “Mob” feature where each user is granted a number of Mob votes each day. They can use up to that number of votes on one of more other members of the site. When a member receives a predetermined amount of votes against them they are banned from posting for 24 hours. The premise behind this is that a person might say something that angers a few people and yeah they may get a number of votes, but if their posts are angering enough people they pass the threshold and get a timeout to rethink their posting habits.
I’ve been at that board for some 11 years and that system works remarkably well. The troublemakers learn real quickly they won’t last the day being idiots.