Thread in question:
OP is clearly soliciting opinions, and about controversial matters, why isn’t it in IMHO?
My own feeling (which others may not share) was that the OP was fully deserving of some harsh responses as a wake-up call, given the self-pitying manner in which he framed his “problem”. But I note the following comments from mods:
I think if a post solicits opinions, we should be free to give them, and to express them robustly. Obviously if someone crosses the line to just being a jerk that’s a different matter, and that would apply to all subforums. But the snarky and sarcastic responses conveyed important and valid points. I don’t think a thread like this should be assigned some sort of vague “IMHO-lite” status by being left in MPSIMS, where only milquetoast opinions that are gentler to the OP’s feelings are welcome (if that’s supposed to be the etiquette in MPSIMS).