Will I defend "to the death" your right to state your opinion? Not on a privately owned discussion board. Their site, their rules. We all know where the exit sign is.
Part of their rules is the TOS. The TOS covers such things as name calling and general disrespect.
It appears to me that much name calling is allowed as well as bullying. Much of the bullying is done by people who appear to be very good at passive/aggressive techniques.
To be fair, I don't know how many of those posts are reported to the Moderators or if they are even aware of most of those posts. I do know that after returning to the board after another long absence, I reported a thread where a person claiming to be Wayward was being attacked and told to commit suicide because other posters decided that the person was a Troll. A Moderator showed up within minutes and, additionally, the thread had ongoing attention afterward and posts were edited soon after being posted.
I also noticed that other Moderators went through the thread at later times and edited more comments. I take that to mean that different Moderators have different ideas of what is disrespectful and what is not.
This isn't the first time over the years that the board seems to be overrun by some who remind me of schoolyard bullies and I hope it isn't long before it swings back the other way again--as it usually does when Harley is again viewed as the Authority of what is acceptable on his board and what is not, instead of individual board members assuming that authority and being allowed that authority by other posters as well as by some Moderators.
In the meantime, let's all start being an example of upholding the TOS. In addition, I intend to do my best to extend kindness and compassion to those who I respond to about issues that are causing harm and pain to them and to others in their lives. If I'm unable to do that it would most likely be because of my own unrecovered/unhealed issues, and I will refrain from posting to them as is my responsibility to do.