offending post and moderator message
While I could've chosen my verbiage better, I still stand behind the overall sentiment, and am thoroughly disappointed this post generated no comments. It's the lack of comments that make me think I only offended one person with a botnet, rather than a crowd of independent thinkers. Even a single comment, however low on the argument pyramid, would provide some idea whether my caveman assessment is accurate.
Since the mods have otherwise been silent, I'm trying to give the benefit of the doubt, and figure it wasn't a petty mod, just an automatic "feature" of Reddit on any comment that hits a certain downvote threshold. Would love confirmation if this theory has any other supporting evidence.
It's a real shame too, as this subreddit was elegantly crafted to encourage users to explore viewpoints they disagree with. You're frequently encourage to make an argument you don't personally hold, which makes this jump to permaban extremely frustrating.
EDIT: petty mod confirmed. 28 day mute lol. Just set up /s/ExplainBothSides to help compensate.