To what extent can you insult someone?

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User Info: A1B2C3E4F5

4 years ago#1
I'm guessing that you can say "You're an idiot" to someone with no problem. I'm also guessing you can't say to someone "I hope your entire family dies in a painful manner. Kill yourself". So where is the line, where you start getting modded? When does the insult cross the line, and become moddable?
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User Info: Crazymaori

4 years ago#2
From the TOU:


Don't insult other users, either individually ("You're an idiot") or as a group ("Everybody who posts on this board is an idiot"). Once an argument degenerates into name-calling, it's time to either step back or clear out.

So no, you can't call someone an idiot. All of the lines you provided are deletable as flaming/offensive.
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User Info: OTACON120

4 years ago#3
I think a better use of your time would be to just, you know, try not to insult people at all. Why is insulting other users ever necessary? What kind of beneficial feat does it accomplish?

So, yeah. Spend less time trying to test the limits of the rules and instead just focus on, you know, just not breaking the rules to begin with.
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