The only issue I have is, who decides if something is "hate speech" or racist/sexist/ect? Yahtzee's jokes during the review of "50 Cent Blood on the Sand" could have been taken, by some very thick people, as a racist statement. If a Mod is a Democrat, they could ban someone for putting "Obama sucks" because they could see it as hate speech, and the same for Admin that is Republican could do the same thing...PurpleRain said:Oh, especially to the Escapist 1.0 crowed. Having known these people for longer like Mobius and Necro, it is more of a bigger impact to see them leave how they did. Mobius seems a nice enough guy but was homophobic and a bit egotistical which led to his banning.Bofus Teefus said:Yeah, but I think this was done respectfully enough by the OP to where the flamage is a bit misdirected, don't you think? I was one of Glefistus' whiners on the petition. I had a few questions, and thought they were articulated nicely by the OP. They were answered by the mods, who, as mentioned earlier, didn't seem to see anything wrong with the inquiry. End of story. No crying from me.PurpleRain said:
I'm not going to disagree with you that it's usually pretty obvious, but I do get curious when some of the larger players, like yourself, meet the mighty banhammer. It's because they're part of what draws me to the site.
The point I was agreeing with Glefistus was, most posts that you see get banned are indeed quite clear on why. Someone is casting a hate speech or making a racist/sexist/etc remark, you can't still wonder why they are banned. Other bannings are not as apparent, but a read through the rules shows clearly why. Lists and verses threads are common probabtions as well are Flamebate threads such as 'Xbox is betterer' or 'Religion sucks' etc.
I just think "Freedom of Speech" type rules should apply. If I threaten (in a non joking way) to kill someone, ban me. If I make an off color joke that offense people, tough for them. There is not a right to "not be offended"