I too was gonna pass this by but, you said SIN? Really, you think it's a sin to engage in aggressive verbal discourse? I mean, pedophilia is a sin...but short of posting to a pedophilia forum (which this most certainly is not) posting in a general photographic forum almost regardless of what one might post hardly counts as a sin in my book.
Well, in the context of Internet forums, why wouldn't sin
be an appropriate word to use?
I suppose I might also have used the word crime
and you might ask should someone go to jail for that? Well, in real life, using aggressive/offensive language can have serious consequences, depending on where, when and who's around, so maybe that is a better word.
I'm not sure if my vocabulary is just too weak to express what I want to say or that I've run into another situation where I just can't find the right word.
Or to put this in another way, when people are fighting in a thread in a forum, I can't tell who's winning but I can tell who's losing - everyone.