Excellent. Maybe you can even recognize that we have no interest here in restricting restricting speech aimed at any group or party or nation or set of ideologies / religions etc. We just frown on allowing our own members to be abused, so we tend to get in on that and put a stop to it. Follow?I do recognize the difference between insulting a group instead of a direct minor insult to a member.
It may be wrong but it is not against the rules and in all honesty, never will be. We only defend other members from insults, not massive great big groups and entities that are open for criticism. We hope to allow for the most open and honest dialogue here, and that can never happen if people can't even criticize say another political party, or country, or insult the military, or their state, or whatever. You may not see it as being as bad bad, but little niggling insults against one another still effect the other poster, and we just don't tolerate it but the notion we would stop posters from entirely insulting or criticizing whole entities is never going to fly. Ever. There is zero chance of this ever being the policy of this forum. When there's no chance i'll be sure to let you know, and this is one of them.What I don't see is that the minor insult directly to an individual is nearly as bad as insulting a specific group of members. That would be liberals insulting a general group of conservatives or vice verse. I think there needs to be some kind of recognition that a general group insult is as wrong as the minor direct insult to an individual.
Well, if they ant a nannied "uber controlled" more regulated site, they are of course free to try elsewhere. We can't really sacrifice our principles for the sake of your 12 to 15 friends, this isn't the USSR and this is not a North Korean forum, people are free to speak their mind. Heck, we even allow niggling little things here and there between posters to go unchecked from time to time for the sake of the discussion flowing, and even staff such as myself, Pete and Mrs. M have been known to lose it with posters in political exchanges. It happens. We clean up our own and everybody else's messes at the same time, and tbh the last thing we want is even more of a hands on approach.I have referred probably 12 or 15 of my friends to USPO, and all but 2 or 3 have even bothered to register because they observed exactly what I described and chose to take their business elsewhere. This kind of what to me is preferential treatment is one of the things keeping people with much to say, from both sides of the aisles, away.
If anything we would perhaps hope to see the site become a little less rule cumbersome in years to come.