>>4250>should excessive nitpicking be punished? (e.g. jvlogger threads)
Yes, but it depends on who and what the nitpicking is about. I understand that the point of lolcow.farm is to milk people for laughs, but there comes a point where some comments cross a line with unnecessary insults to both the content and the commentary from lolcow users (e.g.- name-calling, death threats). This also may or may not veer into A-Log (where someone is excessively annoyed by or wishes to physically harm a cow) territory depending on who or what the cow does.
This is also the case with the "soft rules" of lolcow.farm when it comes to other people who aren't associated with the cow:>Don't post personal information of people who may be related to a certain person but aren't directly involved. For example, if you are posting the info of someone who you feel has done something wrong, do not post info about their uninvolved family and friends.
I believe that the user should be warned at first, and then further action can be taken (a temporary ban for a few hours) if they persist.