I recently witnessed a user post the following:
"homophobia doesnt exist because all homosexuals are scum and deserve to be lynched because of their horrible disgusting dating choices"
I reported that user for hateful comments, which has the following definition on the rules page:
"Any form of severe or excessive hate speech or hateful language based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, mental capabilities, and other personal circumstances"
A moderator gave a no-vio verdict, with the following reasoning:
"not really severe [enough] to be considered hateful comments"
I appealed the verdict. It was sustained without further comment.
For the moderators to condone this behaviour, they must be homophobic and should not be moderating this website.
Here are the report and the appeal:
heterophobia heterophobia heterophobia heterophobia lol