Twitter and other sites have nazi and communist "problems", but not here!
This site has had users actively advocate the fourteen words, deny the Holocaust, and advertise (individually, not via ad-space thankfully) Telegram channels that make openly cheer for the mass shooter of minority populations.
This is just bullshit. This "combating hate" is nothing more than a ruse to ban and censor certain people from expressing their views freely,
Well yes: People who brazenly express "their views" when their views involve the advocation of genocide of Jews, LGBTQ+ Individuals, ethnic minorities, and so-on (the Nazi imagery) are not welcome in a community that includes Jews, LGBTQ+ Individuals, ethnic minorities, and so-on. People who express "their views" in relation to a literal war flag of a secessionist break-off from a modern nation who engaged in Civil War due to an inextricable desire to treat minorities as chattel slavery
(the Confederate Flag, or as it should more properly be referred to the Confederate War Flag seeing as how the flag that people plaster everywhere is very much not even the one used by the Confederacy in general) is not welcome in a community which includes said minorities (and, for that matter, said minorities are among the most well known population with the likes of professional gamers like SonicFox).
Likewise again: We've had people in the FA community advocate channels / private discussion venues that literally use Eugenics-era anti-African posters to present such demographics as subhuman scum; We've had people in the FA and FAF community openly mock Jewish users in the aftermath of shootings of synagogues; We've had people in the FA community actively recruit for recognized domestic terrorist groups like the Proud Boys.
FA tamping down on this sort of thing is... kind of to be expected. As even if you're a heartless bastard who has a lump of coal where their heart should be and don't give a rat's ass about anyone's enjoyment or well being in the community about yourself, allowing such content to linger on FA is still
detrimental to you as IMVU sure as hell ain't going to want to be known as "That company that hosted Nazi and other Hate Group content", nor advertisers. Meaning "Fuck you got mine" is quickly going to turn into "Fuck, FA's servers are going tits-up and nobody will bail us out."
Unless, of course, one's entire point for using the site is
that sort of content. But let's not make presumptions here unless somebody's perfectly willing to give their self enough rope to hang with first.
the part about being an asshole is not a valid reason in itself.
It very much is. Especially for, again, public services based around some semblance of community. Because it turns out a community known for being a den of toxic grogs is antithetical to such things, and in fact why FA's FAF use to be seen as something of a toxic waste dump for everything other than mainsite questions (believe me: I was a FAFer at that time!). Likewise such rule enforcements are often there in part to ensure that people know the rules are neither 100% literal nor
a moderator suicide pact, since people invariably find ways to try exploiting them (For example: Somebody posting a bunch of "Hail Hydra!" art while mentioning a user whose grandparents were Holocaust Survivors), and without fail
a literal rule interpreter will then try to argue "I did nothing wrong, in fact you said such art is perfectly fine on its own! They
should be banned for harassing me with negligent reports!" While making it clear that there's a "Mods will know it when they see it, and other Mods will hold them accountable if they're blatantly trying to grind their own personal axe" clause means people are - by sheer coincidence - less likely to engage in such behavior.
Life isn't all about being nice and friendly all the time. This is going out of reasonable bounds.
"Don't post art or content featuring or endorsing Hate groups" is such a reasonable bounds request that it's literally a ToS in many site rules across the internet. Fuck, it's been a FAF rule for literal years, and I know other forums who've had it for rules stretching back into the 1990's