He persisted ranting on about “faggits” past the formal warning to keep things courteous. I removed them, and also his earlier posts which, while they got good replies, seemed to encourage a certain tone in this topic that was counter to the OP. If you want to see the removed posts I can PM you them, I’m not putting them here even though I have unlisted this.
Nope, he’d have got the same if he persisted using insults on ANY thread, PAST a formal caution regarding this.
His actions were inane and childish and had no merit of factual debate, and also, the OP clearly states “This is meant for other people on here who identify as LGBTQA+ whatever.”
That’s simple enough to comprehend, and he attention-whored all over it, and then continued to do so AFTER the formal warning, which is why he got a one-month suspension.
Here’s the thing - “the forum is left wing,” “the forum is right wing,” people think both - both cannot be correct, but both can be WRONG.
Think about that for a mo, folks, please.
There is genuine freedom of expression on here, and the only way that functions is to shut down rudeness and (especially) attempts at a heckler’s veto, whereby the loudest and/or whiniest get to silence other people, whether by overt aggression or sneaky crybully tactics.
People (and I have seen this in many other venues) then perceive this as bias, because their own “reality” is not stomping over allcomers and running the show.
I have split this bit off into its own topic, because really, it’s just more derailment - and I doubt you can have formed the impression I randomly ban people for asking questions, so you could perfectly well have PM’d me this question, @Goku - or if you feel a ban is incorrect, there is an appeals procedure, and Timothy has access to all info lying behind any bans or suspensions, because I log them in Staff.