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Old 11-17-2012, 05:58 AM  
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Racial Slurs

We're having some posts being reported for the use of racial slurs in this forum. While it is widely known that there is some racism that goes on in this forum, those users have found a way to dance around the issue enough that the majority of moderators of this website have deemed the behavior fine for now.

It's really not okay to me at all. I don't believe that people of color should be subjected to that shit over political affiliations. That said, I'm a firm believer in a majority consensus so it is what it is at this point.

That said, overtly racial slurs will result in bannings. It is a bullet point in the TOS of this website, and not much is out of bounds. One user has already been banned, and another one has been warned. If you insist on trying to dance around racist comments, please be prepared for a vacation if you use a term that is deemed racist by the moderators. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:37 PM   #526
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:42 PM   #527
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IT WAS reported. Why do you feel the need to jump in to every. single. ban. in. the. history. of. this. site. with. your. obtuse. bullshit?
I didn't say a thing when Flopnuts banned Livestream because he violated a clear rule (filter evasion). I jumped into this one, not because I oppose banning people for racial slurs, but because I support establishing clear rules and defining what is bannable even if what is bannable evolves over time. I even gave Flopnuts credit for warning Roy instead of banning him since this is the first time that I know of that "raghead" has resulted in moderator action.

Of course, identifiable and measurable rules would make you more accountable for your actions and I've learned how sensitive you get when your actions are scrutinized.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:43 PM   #528
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Perhaps old pal, if you'd turn your language filter on, then you wouldn't see all that naughty language. That's why it is there. If you don't know how, I'd be more than happy to help you.
Bullshit is not filtered on this site. But individual accounts are empowered to add a custom filter.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:43 PM   #529
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IT WAS reported. Why do you feel the need to jump in to every. single. ban. in. the. history. of. this. site. with. your. obtuse. bullshit?
Oh, and I didn't say anything about it not being reported. Just like you didn't bother to address my question about why you think your judgment about what constitutes a slur is better than the people who compiled the extensive database of racial slurs you praised earlier in the thread.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #530
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I'll be honest with you pat. The reason I don't answer most of your questions during these instances is because I don't read most of them. If I read and answered each of your questions to your satisfaction any time mod action was taken on this site, it would be a fulltime job.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #531
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I'll be honest with you pat. The reason I don't answer most of your questions during these instances is because I don't read most of them. If I read and answered each of your questions to your satisfaction any time mod action was taken on this site, it would be a fulltime job.
Have you ever ignored a poster before?
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:48 PM   #532
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Go ahead and propose a clear racism rule for us, Pat. I'm sure the mods would appreciate the help
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #533
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I'll be honest with you pat. The reason I don't answer most of your questions during these instances is because I don't read most of them. If I read and answered each of your questions to your satisfaction any time mod action was taken on this site, it would be a fulltime job.
Yeah, I get it. A list of 2000+ racial slurs in the racial slur database you praised and not a single one in that Vailpass post. But somehow people are supposed to anticipate when you're going to decide something is a slur.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:53 PM   #534
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Go ahead and propose a clear racism rule for us, Pat. I'm sure the mods would appreciate the help
I've already done that. I proposed keeping a list of bannable slurs and each time a new bannable slur is identified, warn the user and add it to the list. Much like Flopnuts did with Roy except that there's no list so the next time someone uses "raghead" around here, there's a good chance that he/she didn't see the Roy reprimand and there's no chance that he can consult a list of off-limit words.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:56 PM   #535
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #536
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Vailpass has been both warned and banned for thinly veiled racial slurs in the past. Then he decided to use them in a thread discussing racial slurs against a known Latino. That post was reported by a third party and I responded by banning him for a couple more days than his ban lasted the last time. I really don't know how to handle it any better than that.

I would suggest that the previously invoked racial slur website is a pretty good reference if you're unsure but it's not a catch-all. Would any of you walk up to a Latino on the street and call him a greaseball? Vailpass knows what he did and I'm sure he accepts his lumps gracefully. He probably disagrees that his choice of words were slurs but he knows he was pushing his luck.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #537
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Indeed. That would provide a very healthy sense of power for someone who may be seeking that kind of power.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #538
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You really have that little self control?
It really has nothing to do with self control. Their are no winners in DC. Everyone losses. Even when you think you won. YOU LOST!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:15 PM   #539
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So out of the blue, in the middle of a conversation about whether or not something Donger said was a racial slur, you felt the need to point out that Vailpass is a dick? I'm pretty sure it's intentional, but it just seemed like your comment was gratuitous to me.
For no apparent reason and out of the blue vailpass was a big time dick to me also. Thats not kosher but, not bannable.

I'm sure he is a big time racist. but as long as he keeps those opinions to himself and off that board. Thats not bannable.
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WHAT DID I SAY, HUH?!?!?! TELL ME AGAIN?!?! - WHO HAD FAITH IN YOUR TEAM?!?!? WHAT'S MY MOTHER****IN NAME!?!?!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #540
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Indeed. That would provide a very healthy sense of power for someone who may be seeking that kind of power.
I have been so pissed at guys in here I've been tempted for a brief millisecond to use mod powers but alas I decided it wasn't worth it. Wouldn't prove a thing and they wouldnt behave differently anyway.

Why really be upset with someone you don't even respect. It makes no sense.
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