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PSA: Hate Speech
#21
RE: PSA: Slurs
And, of course, questioning the status quo ante makes one a racist.
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#22
RE: PSA: Slurs
(April 23, 2019 at 1:49 am)pocaracas Wrote: You understand that, to a non native speaker, the boundary between a slur and a merely offensive word is very fuzzy, right?

Well, now it’s not fuzzy.
Nay_Sayer: “Nothing is impossible if you dream big enough, or in this case, nothing is impossible if you use a barrel of KY Jelly and a miniature horse.”

Wiser words were never spoken. 
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#23
RE: PSA: Slurs
(April 23, 2019 at 8:15 am)LadyForCamus Wrote:
(April 23, 2019 at 1:49 am)pocaracas Wrote: You understand that, to a non native speaker, the boundary between a slur and a merely offensive word is very fuzzy, right?

Well, now it’s not fuzzy.

Ayup.  It is now a bum fluff free zone. 

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#24
RE: PSA: Slurs
(April 23, 2019 at 3:39 am)pocaracas Wrote:
(April 23, 2019 at 3:14 am)Moros Synackaon Wrote: I am amazed, simply amazed at the depths of histrionics that some people will descend to, all over their adamant and unyielding desire to utter hate speech without consequences.

In the past, AF simply banned posters who got too interested in spamming threads with their racist drivel. I can even dig up the old Hall of Shame if you'd like. If anything between then and now, we've biased towards overly permissive. Now we're asking for a formal stop to some sheer assholery. We're perfectly capable of telling the difference between discussing a slur and simply using it, so this shouldn't be much of a surprise to anyone.

That is not what this rule is about.
"racist spam" is already covered by other rules, like the spamming, flaming, trolling, and the Prime Directive.

This rule specifically prohibits any and all slurs, whatever those things are. Not spamming, not a "desire to utter hate speech". Just particular words from within the English language.

Well, if your comrads could police themselves this wouldn’t have had to happen.
Nay_Sayer: “Nothing is impossible if you dream big enough, or in this case, nothing is impossible if you use a barrel of KY Jelly and a miniature horse.”

Wiser words were never spoken. 
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#25
RE: PSA: Slurs
Wah, wah! I can’t use the N-word! Waaaaah!
Nay_Sayer: “Nothing is impossible if you dream big enough, or in this case, nothing is impossible if you use a barrel of KY Jelly and a miniature horse.”

Wiser words were never spoken. 
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#26
RE: PSA: Slurs
(April 23, 2019 at 8:15 am)LadyForCamus Wrote:
(April 23, 2019 at 1:49 am)pocaracas Wrote: You understand that, to a non native speaker, the boundary between a slur and a merely offensive word is very fuzzy, right?

Well, now it’s not fuzzy.

How is it not fuzzy, now?!

"Bible thumper" - pow! Half the forum is gone!
"Towel head" - most of those who interact in muslim related threads. pow!

And these are just two that caught my eye on the links that brewer provided.

Here's another, "incel"... pow, even the mods are guilty of using it.
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#27
RE: PSA: Slurs
If ya’ll don’t like the rule, you’re happy to mosey on over to AD and start dropping the N-bomb. Please, check back with us and let us know how it went.
Nay_Sayer: “Nothing is impossible if you dream big enough, or in this case, nothing is impossible if you use a barrel of KY Jelly and a miniature horse.”

Wiser words were never spoken. 
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#28
RE: PSA: Slurs
Here’s a fucking idea. If you’re not sure if something is a slur or not, don’t fucking say it. Are we adults, or not?
Nay_Sayer: “Nothing is impossible if you dream big enough, or in this case, nothing is impossible if you use a barrel of KY Jelly and a miniature horse.”

Wiser words were never spoken. 
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#29
RE: PSA: Slurs
(April 23, 2019 at 8:31 am)LadyForCamus Wrote: Wah, wah! I can’t use the N-word! Waaaaah!

It wasn't limited to the N-word (or a list of specific words that are particularly offensive), which is the issue.

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#30
RE: PSA: Slurs
(April 23, 2019 at 1:49 am)pocaracas Wrote: [...]
The asterisks are stupid, imo.

Yeah... What dumb c*nt would ever do THAT?...  Blush

Speaking of which - is "c*nt" a slur? Because it certainly sounds like one, especially if used to describe a woman. If it is, I fear some poor c*nt might get in trouble for that...
"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one." - George Bernard Shaw
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