This started off in the suicide by mod thread, but it’s a complete hijack there so I wanted to start a new thread about it.
I don’t think body - shaming insults should be allowed in this forum, including aimed at off board people. I think such a ban should also include things people apparently have control over - such as perceived excess spray tan - as well as things they don’t.
I don’t think it’s necessary, and it’s not usually anything to do with the problem the poster has with the target. For instance, if there’s a fat politician, you may have a problem with their policies, but I don’t think you should insult them for being fat.
The moderation would have to be careful about such topics as whether being overweight increases your chances of certain diseases and whether anything should be done about that, but I’m not a moderator so I wouldn’t have to deal with it. I mean, I think the moderation team would handle it with aplomb!