finman100 wrote:Yay! **** u
I reported this message and hoped it would removed, not edited to "****". I don't think such an insult is appropriate conduct in the forum.
Indeed. I've reported a fair number of such posts invariably made by just a few members, with no mod action taken AFAICT, nor did they ever get back to me as the report function says they will. I've always thought that replacing letters with grammatical symbols was silly, as everyone just mentally replaces the letters - it's not as if anyone doesn't know what the words are, so who's being fooled? It's the adult equivalent of a child thinking that if they close their eyes it makes them invisible. Would it be acceptable to write "Intercourse you", when the meaning and intent is the same, or would I*^$#$&@+e Y&u be OK? Or is it that full words are out, but abbreviations and acronyms are acceptable, like FU or perhaps FOAD? ISTR seeing both used by posters in this forum to Ed with nary a reaction from mods. Is there anyone here who's unable to interpret their meaning? This is silly.
The issue is the ad hominem attack, not the specific way it's expressed, and let's not pretend that there aren't occasions where profanity/obscenity has legitimate uses, whether quoting or merely to express the full flavor of an opinion.
Re banning and blocking, Ed was certainly stopped from posting his opinion re what he claims (with no statistical data to back it up, as he himself admits is both lacking and necessary) is a high level of injury to Tesla occupants in accidents. I chided him about starting such a thread based on no evidence beyond anecdotal accounts, and IMO EVDRIVER accurately described Ed's motivation for doing so as "agenda biased". But that doesn't justify locking that thread, as Ed was just stating his opinion (unsupported though it was), which EVDRIVER says is not being censored. What was being done by locking that thread, if not that? Odds are Ed would have been the only person posting to it, at least until there was some actual evidence supporting his claim, and people could have ignored it or not as they chose.