Originally Posted by davucini
i didnt know racial, religious, sexual insensitivity was ok if it is draped with the cloths of a joke. Its your site and you can do what you want but it looks a tad bit hypocritical. What the guy said was wrong, but some type of effort to warn him or let him plead his case to you would be more fair, if you wanted to ban him after, then that is fine. Chances are the poster was still an impressionable kid or teenager that was raised in a culture of ignorance and thus is just spouting out what he had been taught, he might have learned something if you reached out. Instead this will be another example, in his mind, how a jew punished him for speaking the truth.
My other point is you should operate on a single set of morals for the whole of the populous. If you deem the word "jap" offensive you cant use it no matter what, its even worse if you are married to a Japanese person and worse still if your child is Japanese, you aren't respecting your relationship and your own blood. If you feel you can say that word, then so should everyone else, you cant admonish others while giving yourself a pass. Thats how tyranny is born.
PS, can you buy me a lobster meal next time you guys are in LA for e3? i live like 15 minutes from the convention center. }:>)
Pretty sure he was just kidding when he said that. Also, the guy came out and verbally attacked Cheapy on his own site, why shouldn't he ban him? I know I would.