Let's be honest here. Not everyone on the forums is very polite when it comes to sharing their opinions, some can be rather malicious, and express their views in less than appropriate ways. I've seen it first hand on multiple threads. People harassing other people simply because they do not agree with the opposing party. It's okay to oppose an idea, however, you should be able to do so in a more acceptable manner. So it is with great disappointment in our community that I suggest thread owners (the people who submit new topics) have the right to exclude others from to 'speaking their minds' further in topics if they can not do so in an appropriate manner.
Now I'm not saying "give them the right to delete their comments and prevent them from writing any new ones in their thread." I'm saying give us a sort of "report user/comment" button that submits the discouraging individuals comment for review, if the moderators see this person unfit for democratic debate, then they can revoke the privilege from the user to speak in the topic at all. If said user continues to act in an unacceptable manner. Then their privilege to speak in the forums as a whole should be revoked entirely. Weed out the hostility. Make the forums a friendlier place. Even if it's a place of thought and debate. It should not be this hostile.
The way I see it. If you cannot respect the people around you. Then you shouldn't be allowed to subject yourselves to them. This also goes for thread owners. If you're 'trolling' as some would call it or just generally being disrespectful with your new topics. Your privilege to share anything in the forums at all should be stripped from you as consequence for your actions.
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