First of all, I am not coming here to tell you that I never should've gotten an infraction, just that I might not agree with it (in the end, rules are rules). I will just state mine and hear other people's opinions about this topic.
I just received an infraction for writing the following:
"USA loves their guns and they like to believe that the problem is "more complicated". It really isn't. Guns are too easy to get your hands on, they are too common, and people feel like they need a gun to protect themself because everyone else has one!
Silly America and your silly second amendment."
Infraction received for nation bashing. I really get the feeling that the mod that gave me an infraction let his personal feelings rule his decision... But that is just a guess... Fine, it's the rules, but when such a post qualifies for an infraction (5 points even) I start to question those rules.
Freedom of speech is a privilege most of us have. Obviously, that doesn't mean we can say whatever we want.
But there should be drawn a line between how negative a post should be to qualify for an infraction, and I believe that line is drawn with a way too strict mindset. When what you say hurt others, then that's not ok, but should that include saying stuff that people simply don't like? Shouldn't we be allowed to state our negative opionions as well as our positive opinions?
What's your experience with infractions on the forums, do you think they are too strict, or do you sometimes feel that mods try to find a reason to give an infraction based on personaly disliking the post?
(would be great if moderators could share their thoughts too)