Originally posted by SeaPA: What if it's pretty well-established that another poster is, in fact, an idiot? Is it like a defamation case, where "it's the truth" puts you in the clear?
Yea? What about that?
I try to be respectful of posters and the rules. On the other hand.....it's the darn internet. Are people so delicate that they take some random,anonymous insult to heart and they are afraid to post?
Obviously it's not my site and i try to abide by gene's rules. IF I did own the site......I'd ban those who were just obvious trolls,flamers. I'd also tell the thin skinned to not let stupid stuff from unknown sources bother them. Fact is.......the meek shall always be butthurt. in life and in cyberlife. You can't please all of the people.
I suppose that a more respectful WC is good. I also applaud the mods in the LR for understanding when a guy like RRR or Funk is just being a wise guy and not really trying to be malicious when he calls someone a bonehead or the like.
Interesting that you feel that way about RRR's posting (I don't see Funk the same way at all), but Freespirit was a problem. I've had times where RRR really got under my skin, but I always knew Freespirit was "doing a bit."
Great thing about RRR is that he is that same way in real life, i.e. it is no message board persona.
I've hung out with him plenty of times, and there are times where I just shake my head at the things he says to people, or going up to people and putting down their popped collar, etc, etc.
RRR is genius I tell you...
And why does Dot 'care' now? Is membership on the decline?