instead of banning a erik off the boards maybe we should just take a step back and look at this situation. so erik posts a picture (which normally people on this site wouldnt give a fuck about) but it offended a new member, now nobody knew this guys friend was a victim including erik.(which is understandable since its nothing someone likes to advertise) anyway as soon as it was taken to pms everything was resolved and it was in no way a personal attack. now not to take anything away from the victims of domestic violence but roughly 1200 women die annually from domestic violence now just think about how low that number actually is. (thats in the whole united states) not many people know someone who are affected by this first hand. yeah it offended that member and with just cause due to his recent loss. everything was taken care of after a few pms but it would have been resolved by having erik just edit his post after he found out the situation at hand. it was in no way a personal attack. what if i said that the alcohol forum offended me? would you not take it seriously cause im not a new member? well i did know a few people who are no longer with us due to alcohol in one way or another. in 2008 alcohol accounted for over 85,000 related deaths in the united states and with a number that high im much more confidant that more people on this board know someone who has been personally affected besides just myself. now ask yourself if its ok to turn a blind eye to that just because its socially accepted to drink alcohol. its a pretty big fucking double standard. im not saying in any way i advocate domestic violence but i do think the concept of banning someone over this is dumb. yeah we are assholes. big deal. im sure we have made you laugh or smirk one tiem or another. everyone is so worried about new members and being super pc but its the fucking internet. its just words. its not even a real place. think about how many times a day people use the word gay or faggot. what about them? im sure it offends at least 1 person on here. everyone just needs to chill the fuck out and not take this internet shit so seriously. whatever im done ranting. im sure this will get locked or deleted.