I must stress again that ableist terms are not acceptable in this space. I have seen "mad", "crazy", and "insane" all used on this board by multiple long-standing and valued commentors in the past week either in place of more accurate terms or without content notes for mental illness.
- Being very very very very sad is not the same thing as "going mad with grief".
- "Crazy" is not an acceptable stand-in for bizarre or unusual.
- "Insane" is not an acceptable stand-in for extreme or highly specific.
I really really really really hate moderating posts. Beyond anything else, I can only do it on my desktop computer (my Disqus app only lets me delete/remove posts, not moderate one word within them), it takes a tremendous amount of time to do properly, and I feel like the Bad Guy for policing peoples' language. I don't like feeling like the Bad Guy.
But I also don't like having a board where the comment content triggers my friends. Please watch your language and remove "mad", "insane", "crazy", "lame", and "idiot" from your vocabulary here except in the very rare cases where you are deliberately using those words for reclamation or discussion. In which case, a trigger warning probably needs to be applied.