Originally Posted by addabox
Right on! Good for you! This place blows! It's hilarious, isn't it, how the fan boys and sheep waste their time lying to each other! Apple Insider is a nauseating cesspool of sheep and idiots.
What I'd like to know is why is it when someone gets mad, and inadvertently refers to someone as an "idiot" they are banned for two weeks, but people like addabox
can spew vitriol like this and get away with it.
If an "ad hominem attack" is calling someone a name, doesn't constantly calling people "fan boys" qualify? And given that a "boi" is originally and actually a term for certain types of gay females, isn't it almost borderline hate speech
when someone thinks they will be extra cool by spelling it that way?
Also, specifically about this post. Here addabox
has deliberately said that everyone on the forum is a "sheep" or an "idiot."
How is that not exactly the same thing? Why is this okay, but an "ad hominem attack" is somehow crossing the line? This makes no sense.
Either AppleInsider should stop pretending
that calling someone a name is really any different from this kind of thing or they should be banning multiple dozens of people a day.
I know that I can easily cut someone to ribbons verbally without *technically* calling them a name, and I've had it done to me as well. It just seems stupid to let this kind of stuff stand from someone who rarely has anything relevant to say and then ban some of those that contribute a lot to the debate, but maybe slip one day and use that "idiot" word.
I mean, really. We are all adults. Banning people for crossing the "ad hominem" line is so 1994 and doesn't actually end up giving the result an admin is looking for, which is intelligent and (mostly) reasonable debate.
Please either start banning everyone who is being a jerk *regardless* of whether it's "ad hominem, or stop pretending that if someone says someone else is an idiot or a jerk that it's going to ruin their life or drag the debate down. "teckstud" spewed hatred on a daily basis, hundreds of posts a week, for months and months before he was banned.