This is not a new discussion, and it could easliy be a GD or Pit thread.
I’m hoping it doesn’t end up there. I would ask then, you follow these courtesies:
- Your first post to the thread should be your own original thoughts/ experiences, as opposed to attacking other posters posts. I’d like to keep the participation from the grandstands at a minimum. If you want to open a parallel GD thread, that’s the place to do it.
- I’d like to keep it positive. If you’re going to disagree, that’s cool, but try to extract as much emotion as possible so we’re having a discussion more than a debate.
- If you can, cite.
So heres the discussion:
Is there a double standard in dealing with hyperbolic posters?
I’m not sure I could offer up a right leaning poster child, as they seem to be shown the door fairly rapidly—whether by the force of the community, or by death-by-mod. This is not a thread about a specific poster, but feel free to offer a specific representative poster.
On the left Der Trihs clearly draws the most ire, although there are others who offer up similar fare.
Many feel that Der Trihs et al are given much more latitude to engage in jerkish behavior because fundamentally the views they espouse are popular, and if the same views were displayed from the radical right they’d be summarily banned.
Is this true?
Can you cite examples from both right and left?
Does it hurt the community? If yes, how?