>Personal attacks have much less leeway.
Right, when I say "mean posts on /anon/" I mean shit like:
>OP: Fluttershy is best pony!>Reply 1: No she's not kill yourself you autistic shitbag
…that nobody in their right mind would take seriously. Arguments over certain things can get pretty heated, but I think at /anon/'s core we are all very reasonable, rational people. Porn especially seems to bring out the best of people.
I'd say there are three forms of "mean" posts on /anon/:
1. The one I mentioned above, which is basically shitposting.
2. Really angry arguments, usually caused by a reposting of a topic that has been discussed to death already and lures in the newfags (who is best pony, [insert episode here] is terrible, anything involving religion).
3. Serious personal attacks where users go out of their way to harm other users by obtaining personal info (raids and dox and all that stuff).
I think the third one is when it really starts to get ban-worthy. It's tricky, nobody wants a hugbox like Ponychan but we don't want something like /b/ either.