Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
There is a lot of gay talk on the forum. Lots of gay jokes and such. I'm pretty sure the gays don't really appreciate it all that much, seeing as how it's getting out of hand. Ban for gay bashing.
I'm no fan of gay bashing, and have no problem with your main point. But let's try not to be gay-patronizing and assume we know what the uniform gay-group-think is, either. "Gay talk" and "gay jokes" are pretty vague terms, and I'm not sure we're being more respectful or appropriate or whatever if we move toward a model where it's ok to joke crudely about straight sex and sexuality but not gay sex and sexuality. There are comments in, say, the "Poor Pierce Brosnan" thread that strike me as more hateful, juvenile, and ban-worthy than a lot of the "gay talk" I see.
My sense is that regardless of the context, the mods do a pretty good job of distinguishing truly hateful, offensive garbage that needs to be excised from the stuff that just needs to end up in Dumb Threads.