Simple answers to my simple questions.
I’m looking for clarification on the acceptability of apparent insults that already have been used. If someone is going to call Der Trihs batshit crazy in GD, why should he not be able to respond in kind for fear of overstepping some invisible line.
These aren’t subtle, debatable jabs, are they?
Someone called me a liar by saying “I won’t call you a a liar… but all your actions say you are”.
Someone called der trihs a lunatic by saying “I know this will insult you and I don’t care: your completely insane… on this topic”. They actually aknowledged in advance that they knew what they were saying was insulting.
I can understand that you don’t want to print a list of acceptable insults. But these insults have already been used, and they have been reported, and they received no moderator response at all.
I am asking why they did not even receive even an unofficial admonishment. If you won’t explain why when I ask, then really we are left with no alternative than the obvious: that these insults are now perfectly acceptable.
And getting lawyers involved? Come on.
You can warn and then ban a poster for saying “That action you engaged in was the action of a dick”. But suddenly you need lawyers to unofficially caution a poster who says “That action you engaged in was the action of a liar” or "“That action you engaged in was the action of a lunatic”.
Come off the grass.
You really need to better than that. If you had admitted that the Moderation in these cases was inconsistent, I could accept that. But to say that there’s such a gulf between these examples that one gets an immediate warning and the others get ignored because it requires legal advice to sort out?
Great. So how about when we report posters doing exactly that, you either respond, or explain, when asked, why you don’t respond? Is that realy too much to ask?
Disagreeing in a civil fashion is wonderful, but when someone starts saying "your actions are those of a liar"or “your actions are those of a lunatic”, that is hardly civil, now is it?
You guys want us to report insulting and jerkish behaviour, right? You don’t want us to respond with our own insults and jerkery, right? So hep us out. When we report these blatant insults to you, the least you could do is explain your reasoning in failing to even acknowledge them.
It is ludicrous to give one poster an official warning (that leads to his banning) for simply saying that a certain type of behaviour was dickish, while ignoring another poster calling someone mad or a liar.
As Wesley Clark notes, that leaves us posters in a position where it is impossible to know what responses are appropriate. If we report someone for saying our actions make us insane or liars, we are likely to get absolutely no response. And if we reply in kind by saying that their actions make them dicks, we are likely to get official warnings.