Irrelevant. Rules are fixed.
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Im sure if a joke was sent through a PRIVATE MESSAGE, the user had no intentions of shaming the "authoritative" figure nor had the intention to harm the forums the "authoritative" figure was in charge of.
It is my belief that moderators are supposed to protect the forums, not themselves. Others may not share that belief, others believe that it was righteous for the Texan authorities to imprison (and thus ruin the life of) a 19 year old for what was supposedly a terrorist threat.
Now in a hypothetical situation where a user was banned for a private "insulting" message to a hypothetical moderator, it is no longer a use of the moderator's privileges to protect the forums but to benefit himself. HIMSELF. That's what the hypothetical moderator is doing: Using his admin-given privileges to benefit himself.
Now, would that user be still mad about the 3 day ban after months? Yes, because now he sees a hypothetical moderator exercising his admin-given privileges for his own benefit. Disgusting for the hypothetical user, I'm sure about that.
Hey guys, to stay on topic, I'm currently learning C + +, will it be easier to learn Java by then?
(Also good night!)
I agree, better to stay on topic. Its an internet forum, You getting worked up is just silly. Like the temp ban before was just a 'joke'. Cant believe you did not 'get' it?. Ah, Double meanings and the importance of clarity.