Originally Posted by NotAnAmbiTurner
I would really like some examples of borderline cases. When I am reviewing a case, I sometimes find it hard to tell if I should punish. For example, if someone has one outburst but was provoked by someone far worse. What if they swear once, but for emphasis as opposed to AT someone?
You have to use your own judgement, really. However, if in doubt, you can always hit Skip and go on to the next case. I often do that on ones I feel borderline about, but don't feel entirely comfortable pardoning.
In the examples you cited, in the first instance I would probably pardon (unless their one outburst contained racist/homophobic hate speech - I ALWAYS autopunish even ONE instance of those, myself). The later, I would never punish.