…but thats the fundamental problem with message boards, isn’t it?
There are threads like this one, where the OP wondered out loud if obstetric workers should be held responsible for bad parental choices in names: and used a murdered young girl as an example. For a while that thread was on the front page of google when her name was searched. If they had complained I would have supported scrubbing that thread.
To a degree these boards will always cross over into real life. Its one thing to curse out a poster called “Foxrabbit12345”, its another to call him out by his real name, and its another to hurl abuse at a guy who doesn’t even know a thread exists. This is only a messageboard. When it starts to affect real people in the real world I don’t see a problem with taking some sort of action. If you want freedom to say what you like, then you can start your own blog.