Originally Posted by Phobia
Here's the pedophile rule in a nutshell. If you're hanging out with your friends and they're okay with being called pedophile or child molester down at the bar, then have at it. If you're not friendly with somebody on here and in the course of your disagreement you decide that calling them a pedophile strengthens your position then you will probably be banned for a while if that post is reported. This little site we have here isn't all that difficult. Most reasonable people are able to survive without even looking at the rules. It's just common sense. If you can't say it standing on top of a table in a crowded bar without fear for your safety then don't say it here.
I was warned and my post was quoted by a mod for speaking of pedophilia in the middle of an argument with Dane after he had broached the subject of sex with minors including my own daughter, but as far as I know he received no warning and he had none of his posts quoted. I didn't call him a pedophile so it doesn't fit into that rule. Does Dane have a special treatment clause in his membership agreement? Do moderators have a duty to evaluate both sides of a dispute or should we just expect them to swoop in on a reported post and pass judgment without bothering to understand the context and without weighing it against a defense from the accused poster?
People tell other people to die in an aids fire or drink antifreeze here. In the heat of arguments they call people ****s, pillowbiters or worse. It sounds good to say people just need to use common sense, but when you have a special rule for calling someone a pedophile that doesn't match up with rules about other forms of namecalling, it really leaves the realm of common sense.
And what happens if we really believe a guy might be a pedophile? Dane's weird reaction to that subject makes me wonder if there's not some fire creating all that smoke. Like maybe he's been accused in the past or something (pure speculation). Obviously I don't know him so I don't have any idea other than the really weird vibe so I'm not making an accusation. But I still wouldn't let him hang around my kids.
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