Also, there's no such thing as "free speech" on here or indeed nearly anywhere, you agreed to abide by the Terms and Conditions of Use. You can post almost anything you want on here but it has to follow those terms and conditions.
This. A thousand times, this. Will the message ever get through? I begin to wonder, looking at some of the comments in this thread alone which quite clearly break the T&Cs but which, on this occasion, I am going to overlook for the purposes of making a point.
The Terms & Conditions of Use on here are like the Highway Code. Full of rules all of which you might not remember all the time, but which are there to try and ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible for most of the people most of the time and avoid anyone getting hurt.
Also, like the Highway Code, you may get away with a minor indiscretion or two if no one spots you, but that doesn't make it right or worth risking repeating until you eventually do get caught.
And if you do get caught breaking the rules, it's tough luck. Take the penalty and stop moaning about it. It's your responsibility - at all times - to ensure your own posts comply with our rules, and to report posts by others which you think might be breaking the rules.
Most people manage to post on here without any problems whatsoever, while still managing to express often controversial or contrary opinions on all manner of subjects, so we know our rules and our approach to moderation work well and have stood the test of time. We won't be changing it.
Anyone who can't accept our rules, well, we'd rather you just cleared off of your own accord and use another forum which doesn't mind if you swear, troll, slag other people off or make racist/sexist comments. TotalRL.com won't miss you.