All of the above is an immediate permanent ban. There's no point system for hateful rhetoric, we'll just kick them out and they will not be missed. Any existing posts of this type can be reported and it will be removed. I'll keep an eye out for reports so the volunteers aren't doing all of this alone.As someone who had been known to swear… that rule is clear and makes perfect sense.
Can I ask whether racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic memes will continue to be tolerated as “humour” under the new regime?
All of the above is an immediate permanent ban. There's no point system for hateful rhetoric, we'll just kick them out and they will not be missed. Any existing posts of this type can be reported and it will be removed. I'll keep an eye out for reports so the volunteers aren't doing all of this alone.
With you having admitted to being from across the pond, you may not have heard of the major UK builders merchants called Jewsons. My dear old dad would say when upset with something I’d said ‘it’s not what you say it’s how you say it that matters’. You’ll agree totally with him.We do have a filter, but when you have folks using variations of words to bypass them, or when people just insert their own asterisks, everyone is still seeing the language in their head.
If the rule is not to swear, folks shouldn't swear. There are a ton of places online to swear as much as you want. This forum just isn't one of them. Anyone who chooses not to abide with the rules will be quickly removed and then the active users can carry on without them.
It is something that Fragger used to point out on a regular basis, and it has not changed. Mods don't read or vet every post. We read a decent amount, the same as everyone else, but the report function is very much the way to bring attention to questionable posts. That does mean, as you say, some will slip through that will bring about a slapped wrist for someone else. It is not deliberate, we just don't check everything and need forum users to do their bit.I’ve found that rules can be broken as long as nobody reports the breaches, so it comes down to a little bit of luck and a little bit of favour from other posters.
Some posters have a target on their backs, some don’t. I know I’ve been banned for posting links to 3rd party media without even appreciating that it might contain a rules violation.
I’ve seen other people post similar links and it not get picked up.
I guess the rules are clear, so if they’re broken, it’s on the individual poster.