I like Certinfy very much and was shocked to see he was banned. However, he has posted here for years and knows all about the Rule of Wishing Death. He wished that the people who still think Ferrer is better than Tsonga and Berdych should just kill themselves. That is wishing death just because he didn't name a particular person it is still a death wish. As a matter of fact it was a death wish against me because I am one of those people.
Really, you think he was wishing you (and other people with the same view) to die? Should he have worded his post differently? Most definitely. Was he seriously wishing death upon those people? I'm not even going to answer that.
This is the exact reason the rule is in place at the beginning. Posters yelling at each other to kill oneself because of difference in opinion.
And Jason understood what he did is bannable from what I read in his post before the ban.
You do have a point. I disagree, but I concede that his post was worded poorly and a ban was maybe in order. But 3 months, really? It'd be understandable if he had said player x or player y should die, but that was not the case, it was a vague wish at best.
Following the rule literally, the 3 month ban is correct. But the rule is obviously flawed, as is every rule that allows for no flexibility - the rule assumes that every death wish is the same regardless of circumstances, tone..., which is obviously wrong.
But then again, rules are useless if they are not interpreted with common sense. Anyone who ever studied law knows that applying rules literally/blindly is more arbitrary and generates more injustice than even the non-existence of rules. MTF is sadly a proof of that with good posters like Certinfy and until very recently Leng Jai, among others, banned while some of the worst trolls you find (not naming anyone, but you can who I'm talking about) are still 'free' and posting.
Here's a question, though. Knowing Jason (from his time here) and the circumstances in which his comment was written, which one of these two do you think he meant: (a) I want people who think Ferrer is better than Berdych and Tsonga dead or (b) it is beyond ridiculous that people still think Ferrer is better than Berdych and Tsonga, those people have no clue at all (albeit with poor wording).