Originally Posted by Samich
I get a yellow card for this.
Got the PM from a mod saying this "There's no reason to insult people"
Yet the post I was replying to in the first place goes unpunished.
Why is this? Is it only boards members we can't insult.
Had to laugh at the note in the mod PM too
I'm not particularly impressed with the post you responded to myself, nor was I with some other posts on that thread, just from a quick glance, but that's a different matter to the one we are discussing here, which is whether your yellow card / warning was deserved. If you wish to discuss more general issues re: that thread, Feedback might be the appropriate forum; in fact, I think I saw it mentioned in there the other day.
Your comment was "some proper turds in this thread". This was referring to the people you were having the discussion with / directly responding to, and who could reasonably be expected to read your comment.
That's a bit like being in the middle of a discussion in the pub, not liking some of the comments made, and announcing "some proper turds in this bar to-night".
That's pretty in-your-face directly uncivil. You might think it; we all might might think it at some stage in our lives, but we don't say it aloud.
Because it's downright rude.
Because it's lowering ourselves to the level of those we're complaining of, and below.
Because there will be consequences on a practical level, and we'll probably get a puck in the jaw.
Well, here on Boards the consequences are a warning, an infraction or a ban.
Given that this one is just a yellow card / warning, I suspect the mod went easy and took the context into account to some extent. I would normally expect to see at least a red card for a comment like that.
Seems a fair call to me tbh.