Pikey McScum wrote:I'll run a scenario past you:
Someone replies to a poster/comment with the following: "Shut the fuck up, you thick fucking cunt - you're worse than a woman!"
Depending on the person, there's scope within that statement for someone to have a genuine grievance based on one or all of the following:
- It could be perceived as being overly aggressive, even threatening.
- The person may have some mental impairment/recognised disability for which this statement which causes them genuine upset.
- The reference to a woman could be interpreted as being misogynistic.
I'm only highlighting this as a possible example, as I've been involved as an independent moderator in enough employer/employee disputes where genuine grievances have been lodged based on someone's perception of a statement.
And I suppose that's the point I'm trying to make - how can rules like this be implemented and managed without it being misconstrued? Who's responsibility is it to determine what is allowed and what isn't?
I appreciate common sense has to prevail where possible, but I think this is going to be really hard to manage...
Good points that is why folks need here to discuss this properly one person wouldn't care if someone said your examples another would that's why there is this thread. 99% of the folks here have been members for so long that they should know how to take others.
Another important thing is in the football forums we try and stay on topic because we have the people here to have good discussions and you want to misbehave do it in the off topic forum