Originally posted by enrico20
"Free speech"? Is that why my post with "retard" was removed but the guy's post with the following violations remains :-
- including an offensive word in the title.
- harassment of other members of the chess community.
I'm not in a position to "gag others", but I'm in a position "to be gagged". Well done on pointing out this contradiction/double standard.
Once you get people against you they will report any slight "infraction".
A quick site search
for the word retard reveals 10 examples so it means that the post reporter was doing it because it was "you" rather than the use of the word.
After all if they find the word offensive then they should report all examples.
Did you report the thread in question? If so and nothing has been done then there is little more you can do.
The thread was a comment from another member regarding blitz games as they are entitled to do, there is no offensive word in the thread title, and it was not harassment as it was a general comment about blitz games.
On the other hand, they could argue that this thread is a direct attack against one particular member which could be construed as initial harassment by yourself.
Best way to deal with is to ignore the person and continue to post blitz games if you so wish - if people don't want to see or comment on these then they will get no postings and eventually drop off the page.