Should suggestions of suicide be against the rules? Is it already?

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    I work almost entirely in the Evironment forum. It is not completely uncommon there for man-made warming deniers to suggest those of us on the other side of the argument should commit suicide to eliminate our CO2 input to the atmosphere and, of course, to rid them of a debating opponent with whom they're having difficulty dealing. Certainly with certain individuals, that sort of thing could be considered dangerous. The news has no shortage of stories of young people who commit suicide after unpleasant experiences on social media.

    If I were making the rules, I would have one against suggesting suicide. What do you think?
     
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    I am in there a lot, I never read any of those comments, just telling you to quit being a hypocrite, turn off your computer is not telling you to commit suicide.


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    Clinicians and others.....including me would have to disagree with you.

    Not talking , not asking for help, not mentioning distress ; is a sure recipe for disaster......suicide.

    Communication is the key.

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    It seems someone is more upset about something else and wants to silence his critics .
     
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    You think telling someone else to commit suicide is asking for help?
     
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    That's one view. It'll be interesting to see if management buys it. Besides, how does a rule against suggesting suicide silence my critics?
     
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    There are some around here who suggest others "go f*** themselves". Surely, you aren't taking that suggestion to heart either.
     
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    Do you have any personal experience with suicide? Most people have before they get very far along in life. Do those experiences lead you believe it an occasion for humor?
     
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    Speaking strictly for myself, I don't believe wishing death on anyone else either directly or implied is acceptable in a discussion forum. It is essentially saying "I don't agree with you therefore you don't deserve to live".
     
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