Playon wrote:Depends on if you want to go by the forum rules or not
Do not start threads or make posts requesting the discipline of other members, nor PM the Moderators requesting discipline or punishment. Use the REPORT FUNCTION (!) instead. You are entitled to report behaviour you believe breaches the rules, but it will be at the Moderator discretion as to the punishment required. Where possible, your report will be acknowledged and/or decisions will be explained to you.
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I see your point Playon. The key phrases there IMO are :
"Do not start threads or make posts requesting the discipline of other members".
and "At no point can any post be directed negatively towards another poster in terms of abuse or threats."
The OP did not request the discipline of another poster. Nor did it abuse or threaten any poster.
It speculated that a particular poster is another past poster under a different name. This could be construed to be in breach of :
"Do NOT make commentary about the poster..",
although that particular phrase is intended in regard to facts and opinions and not the identity of another poster.
Personally I'm not comfortable with a thread that discusses another poster in the third person. As previously explained, am awaiting input from the other mod before taking any action. And there are extenuating circumstances in this case.