Honestly, he has a point.
I'm in the same situation as he's in, yet however, I HAVE flamed a new person in a random bout of anger (over a very bad day). I admit it was uncalled for.
However, it doesn't put up with some of the new people's rantings "Fing F@gs im 213374U", and other various nasteries.
I vote that people who flame back, and start doing personal attacks on others, especially moderators or people who are simply trying to help them, be punished somehow (Temp. banning, warning, et cetera).
As said before, everyone gets respect before they prove they aren't worthy. I agree with that wholeheartedly.