Now wait just a few seconds here.
While I agree that the person posting this did so in a totally inappropriate forum, if you’ve been on the board for a while, you know that references to “heatherlee” or some variation thereof are actually made fairly frequently. Usually in an unflattering way. I do not think it’s wrong for a friend to take offense at that, and post something saying that even though the person isn’t here anymore, it’s bad form to use her name as a symbol of everything sluttish in life.
I don’t think that the Moderator was right in basically threatening a poster, just because they brought up a subject that is unpopular. What, you’re going to ban everyone that comes here debating race, religion, personal body habits, weight, especially when they take an unpopular view?
Every time the subject of the “clique” comes up, everyone shouts loudly about how there’s no such thing, and certain people don’t get deferential treatment. But when someone comes here talking about a person that (from one point of view) did someone wrong here…even though the other person involved has moved on, and doesn’t post here much anymore, their thread gets locked (correctly, for being in the wrong forum) and they are threatened with being banned. For no other reason than the fact that they are friends with heatherlee.
I think that’s a pretty bogus attitude to take. Normally I think the Mod’s to a great job, and most people here are fair minded. But the attitudes displayed here are wrong. Just because the guy involved was your friend, and this person happens to be a friend of the other party, is absolutely no reason to ban them…at all. If you want to take it to the Pit and trash them, then that’s fine…but not threatening to take away their posting privileges just because they feel like defending someone.