>I'm talking about the internet as a whole, man
Then i agree all the way
>back in the days of 2015?
Back in my days at least, 2007, /b/ and some other boards were not shy to post the classical jailbait pictures even if the topic wasn't related at all. A real canary talk was made in 8chan when Jim banned the local version of /hebe/, and while they did tiptoe the line with actual pictures of teens, none were under-dressed or anything making it a weird venture to be fair but they did eat ice cream suggestively. I can find such sweet eating pictures and even videos in any social sharing site so the fact it was banned for that while other boards posted dubious porn webms was damning to be true. It proved to be correct as we later saw it.
>That blows. What an awful country.
Doesn't mean it will happen but if they want they have all the legal ways to pull it out.
>having an arbitrary ban on certain types of reaction images is not good for the community of an image board.
Yeah, i agree too hence why i am in favor of long-winded rule explanations to leave no shadow of a doubt but that must be done by the BO, the admins really don't have no say in that and honestly the matter here is inside the jurisdiction of what the BO can do, doesn't mean all the boards will abide by his will, it's just house rules of his.
>he should ensure that his views and actions align with the views and desires of his prospective user base
In my opinion only the most basic of moderation should be done in newly-made boards, that is delete spam and post about banners, CSS and such. He already went and done goofed it with those rules in terms of an anon's confidence in going to his shack but i think in due time the userbase can soften a man's views on something, especially when he's not against it personally, he just doesn't want seeing it
My problem with him is not his loli posture but the fact a /x/ board is SFW, almost by definition it will definitely not be SFW in half of the topics it will touch, namely the nudism in fringe/gnostic talks, the satanism in occult threads, the gore in serial killer threads, the alien pictures which surprisingly a high number of people consider it a very serious phobia (IIRC from the old /x/ days it was the most common fear many anons had) so one would say someone visiting /x/ is already expecting to see shit that will question his feelings.
>all the weirdo sex freaks it attracts
I don't recall it being that pervasive but in that case i do think his ruling makes sense, i rather talk about something trying to find an objective truth or fact than finding the erotic meaning (as in aesthetic values rather than horny state of being) of some strange topic. If that ruling halts almost every succubus and injecting semen inside an egg thread then isn't that a good thing, loli matter excluding?