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Make Atheist Forums Great Again (Part 1)
#11
RE: Make Atheist Forums Great Again (Part 1)
(December 11, 2018 at 1:45 pm)Tiberius Wrote: I like the Oxford English Dictionary's definition: "A derogatory or insulting term applied to particular group of people."

So yeah, swearing itself is fine, provided there's some relevancy to the thread. We don't want to see any more stuff like "Christard", "Libtard", etc.

So, insulting the system in question is okay (presuming that the actual thread in question goes into at least some depth about why, even if it's just related to one news story), but insulting the practitioners taken in by it as a whole is not? That's reasonable.
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#12
RE: Make Atheist Forums Great Again (Part 1)
(December 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote:
(December 11, 2018 at 1:45 pm)Tiberius Wrote: I like the Oxford English Dictionary's definition: "A derogatory or insulting term applied to particular group of people."

So yeah, swearing itself is fine, provided there's some relevancy to the thread. We don't want to see any more stuff like "Christard", "Libtard", etc.

So, insulting the system in question is okay (presuming that the actual thread in question goes into at least some depth about why, even if it's just related to one news story), but insulting the practitioners taken in by it as a whole is not? That's reasonable.

See my response after that. The response you just quoted wasn't directed at your question.
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#13
RE: Make Atheist Forums Great Again (Part 1)
(December 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm)Tiberius Wrote:
(December 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote: Also, does the "no slurs rule" still apply if it's only directed against the belief system itself and not the people taken in by it, something like (for instance) "Objectivism is fucking stupid" as opposed to "all Objectivists are stupid?"

That's a good question and I think we'll have to discuss it more. If people are just going to change "Christards" to "Christardianity" then part of me feels like that violates the spirit of the rule even if it doesn't violate the exact wording of it.

Yeah, if we're going to make this rule, we'll definitely need to figure out the exact interpretation we'll go with. Also, I started writing that post before you did that post, so I only read that after I submitted that post.
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#14
RE: Make Atheist Forums Great Again (Part 1)
I don't think calling an idea / belief system "fucking stupid" is a slur, either though. Calling it "retarded" would be.
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#15
RE: Make Atheist Forums Great Again (Part 1)
As long as nobody puts ABBA in the corner.
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#16
RE: Make Atheist Forums Great Again (Part 1)
(December 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm)Tiberius Wrote:
(December 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm)Rev. Rye Wrote: Also, does the "no slurs rule" still apply if it's only directed against the belief system itself and not the people taken in by it, something like (for instance) "Objectivism is fucking stupid" as opposed to "all Objectivists are stupid?"

That's a good question and I think we'll have to discuss it more. If people are just going to change "Christards" to "Christardianity" then part of me feels like that violates the spirit of the rule even if it doesn't violate the exact wording of it.

Exactly this. If someone feels that they have to use words like these to keep their head from exploding, save them for the body of the post.

Boru
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#17
RE: Make Atheist Forums Great Again (Part 1)
(December 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm)Brian37 Wrote: As long as nobody puts ABBA in the corner.

This is good news for you, Brian. The rule prohibits the use of ‘ABBAtards’ in thread titles. Smile

Boru
Ignorance is never valid grounds for the rejection of established facts.
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#18
RE: Make Atheist Forums Great Again (Part 1)
This seems like a very good change to the forum. Great
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#19
RE: Make Atheist Forums Great Again (Part 1)
(December 11, 2018 at 2:07 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(December 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm)Brian37 Wrote: As long as nobody puts ABBA in the corner.

This is good news for you, Brian. The rule prohibits the use of ‘ABBAtards’ in thread titles. Smile

Boru

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#20
RE: Make Atheist Forums Great Again (Part 1)
(December 11, 2018 at 1:57 pm)Tiberius Wrote: I don't think calling an idea / belief system "fucking stupid" is a slur, either though. Calling it "retarded" would be.

I disagree. In essence, calling something retarded *is* calling it fucking stupid.

My feeling is that you call Christianity retarded, but not Christians as a whole...in the thread title. Then again, you could be construed as making fun of mentally retarded people in the thread title, which is equally uncool.

Just don't call entire groups of people names in thread titles. It's easy, people.
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