Tolerance is a funny thing. It's like opinions. We all have them and they're all different. Eventually we'll have so much tolerance that it will be okay to do anything you want. You can tolerate my dog pooping in your yard (I don't really have a dog, so don't worry). You can tolerate me flinging my grocery cart in the parking lot (instead of pushing it to the cart corral) and subsequently hitting your car and scratching the paint; hey I tried to get it into the corral, show some tolerance for my bad aim). Maybe to the point of putting a cigarette out on someones forehead (pain tolerance?).
The above examples were both fictional and satiricle and in no way reflect the views of somebody, somewhere, or something.
Seriously though, every tolerance (freedom) has a price. It may be a small price, it may be a large one, but they all have a price.
action --> tolerating other people's viewpoints on an internet bulletin board even though they may be radically different from your own
possible result --> having millipede stay on this board
The fact that you got a message telling you not to post in hot topics because of your lack of tolerance scares me. I'd like to hear the other side of that story. I think it shows more character to not be tolerant than to be wishy-washy tolerant about everything. Not neccessarily good character, but character none the less.
Personally I think that tolerance is a good thing. Keeping in mind that too much of a good thing is a bad thing.
If you choose to leave, then I wish you good luck in your struggles. And if you stay, I suppose I'll still wish you good luck anyways.