on 20 October 2007
It doesn't matter anymore...he's become a general nuisance, and the point is moot.
I very strongly disagree. Plenty of U.S. Supreme Court cases haven't ultimately mattered as to the individuals in question: Dredd Scott was going to be freed anyway, but the point of law the case was arguing was very important.
Crucial is currently banned for three months. This is appropriate given his behavior since he was banned. But the ban was inappropriate in the first place given his behavior before he was banned.
How can discussing what went wrong, with an eye towards formulating rules to prevent it from happening again, be undesirable?
Did you just compare the Dred Scott case to a person being banned on a message board? You do realize that Dred Scott lost his case to become an American citizen and was, in fact, returned as property.
"Human equality is a contingent fact of history. Equality is not true by definition; it is neither an ethical principle (though equal treatment may be) nor a statement about norms of social action. It just worked out that way. A hundred different and plausible scenarios for human history would have yielded other results (and moral dilemmas of enormous magnitude). They didn't happen." - Stephen Jay Gould
Systems I currently own (in order of preference): PS2, SNES, Gamecube, Xbox 360, Genesis, Nintendo DS, PSX, XBOX, Wii, PS3, Atari 5200, Turbo-Grafx 16, NES, Gameboy, Game Gear, 32X.