It has become overwhelmingly obvious that this forum has been ahead of its time in a negative way for a long time now by embracing the regressive idea of safe spaces. From a young age I learned that people will say things that I disagree with, perhaps vehemently so, but just as I had a right to state my mind so did they. I had no qualms with this and took the idiom "sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me" to heart. It seems now, more than ever before, that this strengthening idea has fallen by the wayside in favor of a puppies and rainbows society wherein no one can actually speak their mind on a topic due to some random person becoming flustered by even the most minuscule incendiary comment (intentional or not).
I would not advocate that all speech here should be protected, but there has to be a happy medium between overtly racist/bigoted comments and mere snark - and that has been censored to oblivion. If anyone finds anything objectionable no matter how slight on this website it seems as though a ban is inevitable. What I think we ought to do is amend some of the rules for increased flexibility. Some comments, while they may upset someone of delicate sensibilities, should be allowed a pass. We want to have a bit of fun here, right? Afterall, so much of wit is not politically correct and is often incendiary - see every single comedy show ever.
What does the community think about the current rule enforcement - do you love it or would you appreciate a bit of latitude?