Talking Point: If Someone Is Rude And Gets Banned
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If a normal user of an online community or messageboard or personal acts like a complete asshole (in other words, I'm NOT talking the reasonable rudeness that goes on between friends, and I'm NOT talking about polite criticism) to the owner of that website, or to a moderator or other person of authority on the website, and they are acting like this on said website, are there any circumstances under which they might NOT reasonably expect some kind of punishment for this behavior, up to and including a permanent ban?
This has just been on my mind lately;1 I mean, maybe it's just an obvious common-sense thing and I'm just being bothered over nothing (and it wouldn't be the first time), but I'm curious to see what other people have to say about this topic. Therefore, I'm just going to leave the comments permanently open with no auto-close. I do, however, require that the discussion remain civil and on-topic, so I might moderate things a bit more tightly than I would on other pages. Remember the rules for here, too!
1No, this isn't about anything I did, or that happened to me, or anything that was on this website.