I won’t link to the thread as I don’t want to violate any board rules. There was a recent incident on this board wherein someone posted some rather vile hate speech. This person got off with a warning. Frankly, I think this person needs to be banned.
It would be different if what this person did was ambiguous. But it was not. It was straight up hate (racist) and everyone knows it.
Still, there was another poster who was warned for hate speech recently.
I think it depends on the severity of the hate speech, myself. And, even then, I tend to support giving anyone at least one chance before pulling the trigger, if only because some people are remarkably ignorant about hate speech.
But, of course, the poster you were referencing here had already had multiple chances, and had already been warned for trolling.
I gotta agree. Every dog is allowed one bite. Let them say what they want, with as few limits as possible – obviously, if they write something threatening, libelous, or inciting to criminality, that’s different – and the SDMB has every right to delete posts that threaten legal action against the board and its owners – but…
Well, even if a neo-Nazi comes blaring in here with “Da JOOz are inferior subhuman trash,” I’d prefer they get one (harsh!) warning, and only get banned if they repeat the offense.
On the other hand, I ain’t gonna shed a single damn tear if the mods decide to ban such a clod at the first offense. It’s hard to defend really ugly speech!