The purpose of a forum is an avenue by which open discussion is facilitated and in most instances promoted.
This doesn’t equate to a Mad Max method of discussion where the concept of freedom of speech either intermingles with or is wholly confused with the idea of unrestricted capacity to say whatever comes to mind.
THE FORUM RULES
I really feel like I need to stress something that has been a topic of debate. One of the primary reason we prohibit any and all dismissive/demeaning/derogatory or otherwise rude language is because it acts as a stymie to free speech.
If one were to say; “I do not believe in the Easter Bunny, therefore I do not believe in ________________.” It is a poorly manufactured clandestine attempt at insulting users, claiming that anyone who disagrees with your point of view is either in some form of denial or wholly hallucinating.
When we remove posts insulting other users for speaking ill of Battleborn, we’re told;
“Are you crazy! I was defending the game! I’m out of here!”
When people insult users for having a positive opinion on Battleborn we’re;
“Suppressing free speech!”
It is comical how those two are obviously mutually exclusive. So this is what I will say to this.
Anyone who either overtly, or by way of poorly veiled attempts, insults our users or demeans there opinion will have action taken against them. We don’t care if you despise our products or have an altar set up in your room with Rath in a divine sepulcher. Our job as moderators is to make certain that speech is facilitated, and we will do so.
Pushing users out of conversations by veiled insults is not practicing free speech, it is the opposite. It is making sure your opinion is the only one heard by intimidating others out of a conversation.
Stick to talk about the game. Full Stop.