Way beyond the horizon.
@nevermoor This comment was great right up to the last clause. Please don't throw out stuff like "just complain about how gosh darned unfair liberals are." You can expect to have a phrase like that in a context like this one elicit action (redaction or whatever) in future. I get that he said he was tired of hearing how the motives for opposing Democrats are evil, on his first comment, but the rest of the conversation up to this point had been getting more civil, not less. And he wasn't saying that Sam (or liberals or whoever) were even wrong about this, he was saying he's started tuning it out because it seems to apply to anything a Republican ever does. I think he's wrong and and he was rightly called on it by many people including you, but re-escalating the conversation is not useful.
From what I've read, he's been quite careful to argue that particular policies or claims were unfair, not that a big group of people was unfair. This is a distinction that matters. In his original comment that you were responding to, he said the Dem *playbook* was tired and he's tired of it. I think he's wrong about what he sees, but he wasn't saying "You liberals and your liberal playbook blah blah you're all terrible" he said he's tired of that set of plays, the move to question motives, which he sees as near-constant. He then elaborated on this further in an attempt to clarify.
If it's the "not allowed," phrasing you were referring to, Dark Matter can't, actually do whatever he want on this site (although you're right about GOP politicians). There are arguments we've decided are hors combat for being just generally uncivil no matter how polite you are, and a lot of people have been told to reconsider their comments in the last few days. Some have been suspended or banned. He's been making a real effort and adjusting his approach, IMO. So if you're phrasing "complaining about how gosh darned" etc was sparked because he used the phrase "not allowed," you're not really being fair to him. There's lots of stuff he's not allowed to do here. (Most of which I happen to think overlaps with the set of stuff he doesn't want to do, but I can see how if I held the beliefs he does, it would feel different than that.)
Ironically enough, if that was all it was.
Plus, like, think about how enormously more effective your entire comment is if you stop at "You, however, have affirmatively chosen to do neither."
You'd be more civil *and* it'd be better shade being thrown. Right? C'mon.