The original intention of this thread is that people shouldn't be witch-hunted. Which I think is perfectly reasonable thing to request. Ironic because I outed arekk out pretty badly (which I still do kinda feel bad about). Witch hunting is not the best way to handle things, banning and moving on would be good enough. It causes unnecessary drama and when the punishments are already handed, it doesn't add anything. Just adds flame to a fire. Adding another wrong to another may feel sweet, but it's purely for feeling. It's not a good way to handle things, and I think people claiming that it's wrong are perfectly right in claiming that.
The only dumb thing would be those trying to defend their 'right' to act like assholes. If you can't find enjoyment from the game unless you bring in slurs, at least do some sort of mature thing in your life and take your punishment instead of crying about not playing the game for a month or two. I don't know what the creator of this thread was punished for really, and I don't care enough to really dig up about it. I'm not claiming your someone of the sort I just mentioned. I think you're in the right place claiming witch-hunting is wrong, but anything beyond that is just stretching too far. As was pretty much said by tagg, if people are acting like trash, they should be taken out like trash.