... is nothing more than just a bit of innocent fun, tiny bit of "power"...
Funny, that sounds almost exactly like the response from the teacher in yesterday's news who wrote "stupid" in permanent marker on a student's forehead.
Yes, it's a forum, and no, people should not take it too seriously. But the reality is that some people do place value/self worth in their on-line reputations, and even that "tiny bit of power" comes with responsibility. Do you choose to do good, or do harm? And IMHO "innocent fun" never involves insulting, tearing down, or belittling someone else.
Or even better, do you take responsibilities for your actions? I love Meh's approach--if you applaud or smite, post it and own up to it. I'm definitely adopting that approach from now on. +1 for Meh!