Ok, you say I'm flaming, but that specific topic is full of flaming against EA.
If instead of saying "Nintendo fans" I said "Nintendo doesn't care about AAA titles but celebrates it as soon as it gets one". Would it be allowed as saying that EA is lazy, all about gambling and money?
Can I throw negative adjectives to Nintendo (as if it doesn't hurt Nintendo fans) if I don't specifically put together the words "Nintendo fans"?
With those two questions, now I have 4 questions made to this board of moderators.
I haven't read those EA comments yet. I'll take a look later. But know that no one has reported any of those EA comments to us. So none of the mods may have even seen them. Let alone determined that there's a problem with them.
We did however receive reports (I forget if it was one, or several) for your post, which is how it was brought to our attention.
As for your first question, it could be considered a similar circumstance if the aim of that comment is still to get under the skin of Nintendo fans.
But of course, if you provide links to where Nintendo said that to support your claim, then there should be no problem. Then it's fair to call them out for it.
I suppose the answer to the second question would be similar. It comes down to the intent of the comment. If someone with no history of stirring the pot with large groups of people said that, the mod team would probably not assume that there was nefarious intent behind it.
But if someone with a history of baiting/instigating large groups says it, then we may be less inclined to believe their good intentions.
But regarding EA, the fact that none of those posts were reported, or any EA related posts that I can recall since becoming a moderator, kind of paints a picture of what we consider targeting a large group. If it's something that no one to our knowledge is bothered by, then it's also not a problem for us here, is it?
If I'm get you right, since it seems that nobody likes EA, it's fair to write posts against EA in a flaming and antagonistic manner, but as soon as someone else uses the same tone of flaming and antagonism against something that triggers the feelings of members and/or the feelings of the moderators, then it's set to a kind of flaming that is not tolerated.
So, flaming and trolling on VGChartz is not only based on the actual wording of the post, but the number of complaints and if the post has triggered someone?
For example, saying that "Nintendo doesn't care about AAA titles but celebrates it as soon as it gets one" is flaming particularly because there's no evidence (as you said before), however just posting that "EA is all about money" without no evidence is not flaming, because none has complained and obviously no mod care about EA at all?
So, it seems to me that I could've used a similar antagonistic joke against EA and not get moderated. My mistake was using the beloved Nintendo and it's beloved fans.