The moderators on this website have adopted a very vigorous approach to banning in recent months which is reflected in the far higher number of banned posters. Usually a first ban I thought should only be 1 month so the 3 months does seem extreme.
In the case of Habibko and Jase they did rather provoke a collection of very astute posters on this website who know what is either side of the permissible rules and carefully ensure that they remain unbanned. They seem to be rather enjoying getting somebody banned, but then a number seemed rather pleased here when Shankar was banned.
On this website jokes are not acceptable if somebody could take it seriously.
I was at work when this all happened, and only just beginning to catch up with what has happened - no thanks to the Forum continual crashing
But I think I'm beginning to piece it together. As I said earlier, I totally disagree with "trolling" in another players' forum, and both of them should have got an infraction or some kind of a short ban for that in my opinion - no question.
But having said that, the bolded part of your post is just so true
and it makes me mad. A kid losing his temper in the heat of the moment and making (an admittedly) stupid comment, gets a 3-month ban, - yet I know for a fact that continual harrassment, bullying and victimisation has been going on for years on this Board from people who are so damned "smart" that I've seen posts where they've actually checked with Mods about what they can say and how far they can go in attacking and personally insulting in order to escape a ban themselves. Somewhat unfair imo
Ah well - never mind. Habs' ban is very short - I've just spoken with him. And Jase's will pass soon too
Subject closed as far as I'm concerned.