Holy horse tits, what did I stumble into in here? We got Mike verging on a breakdown, Da Man trying to see if he can make it happen and I'm pretty sure YoungZer0 was in here with his lance in hand. (totally not a euphemism).
Steph, you really know how to throw a party, I had to make popcorn for this.
You know guys, banning isn't ever something that should be instituted easily. I got banned from JoBlo.com back in October of last year after being a member there for over 8 years.
I made the mistake of defending Twilight. Not that it's a good film series, but that the articles and comments being made were childish in reference to it and made the site look bad. Mr. JoBlo himself took offense to that and banned me personally for insulting his, his writer's and his reader's integrity.
It was at that point I realized they didn't have any. When your job is to report the news, be it on movies or games or what have you, you don't slant things for page hits and brownie points. He of course can do whatever he wants on his site, just like Pat can here.
I know that I'll never come here and see Sony slammed in an article because the writer is a Xbox fan or vise versa. It's that same integrity that allows us to say what we feel here and be free to call out the staff or each other, within reason. We are granted that freedom by Pat.
But its not carte blanche to be racist, sexist monsters or troll each other to tears. We don't have to like one another or even be civil, but we all know that the line exists and trying to cross it for shits and giggles is just dumb and if you keep on doing it, you'll take a hammer to the ass.