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For a cause of action for libel or defamation someone would have to prove damages and the following elements:
a defamatory statement;
published to third parties; and
which the speaker or publisher knew or should have known was false.
So if a plaintiff can prove those three things, they can sue for damages to set an example and deter future similar conduct.
If you can give me a few more details about what was said, I can comment further..
No, not at all. That is simply your opinion about what would happen if there was a legal challenge to their internet forum agreement. As your opinion, it is protected speech under the First Amendment in the US.
So you have zero to worry about as this wasn't even remotely close to libel.
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