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PSA: Hate Speech
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PSA: Hate Speech
Due to recent events, the staff have decided to prohibit the use of slurs with the following rule:

Quote:The use of slurs targeting race, gender, sex, and sexual orientation are prohibited. An exception will be made if the slur itself is being discussed, however even in these cases, members should censor the slur using asterisks (e.g. f*ggot) or some other reference (e.g. the n word).

Due to recent events, the staff have decided to explicitly prohibit the use of hate speech with the following rule:

Quote:The use of hate speech targeting race, gender, sex, and sexual orientation are prohibited. This includes the usage of slurs. An exception will be made if the hate speech itself is being discussed, however even in these cases, members should make the intent of the discussion clear and censor any slurs using asterisks (e.g. f*ggot) or some other reference (e.g. the n word).

Thanks,

- AF Staff
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RE: PSA: Slurs
A personal thank you from me to the assholes who made this necessary.
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RE: PSA: Slurs
(April 22, 2019 at 11:49 pm)Losty Wrote: A personal thank you from me to the assholes who made this necessary.

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RE: PSA: Slurs
It's a pity we've had to resort to a rule on this. I've deliberately stayed out of the conversations because these slurs are something I find truly vile and I'd likely get pissed off and say something that would get me banned.

Better, I think, to rub the naughty kids' noses in it.
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#5
RE: PSA: Slurs
Sad that this had to become a rule.
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RE: PSA: Slurs
(April 23, 2019 at 12:01 am)Kit Wrote:
(April 22, 2019 at 11:49 pm)Losty Wrote: A personal thank you from me to the assholes who made this necessary.

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It wasn’t you, but thanks for your narcissism.
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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RE: PSA: Slurs
(April 23, 2019 at 12:18 am)LadyForCamus Wrote:
(April 23, 2019 at 12:01 am)Kit Wrote: [Image: giphy.gif]
It wasn’t you, but thanks for your narcissism.

I was simply observing the manners my culture has taught me. When someone says, "thank you", one typically replies with "you're welcome".
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RE: PSA: Slurs
You understand that, to a non native speaker, the boundary between a slur and a merely offensive word is very fuzzy, right?

According to the rule, "retard" would not be covered as a slur... Does not target race, gender, sex nor sexual orientation... but it has triggered Joods in the past.

And what are gender or sex related slurs?
I really can't think of a word for these, but maybe it's because it still early and I'm sleep waking.

The asterisks are stupid, imo.
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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?

According to the rule, "retard" would not be covered as a slur... Does not target have, gender, sex nor sexual orientation... but it has triggered Joods in the past.

And what are gender or sex related slurs?
I really can't think of a word for these, but maybe it's because it still early and I'm sleep waking.

The asterisks are stupid, imo.

R*ght?
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RE: PSA: Slurs
I’m going to have to return for one post only, one final time, to say that this is the stupidest thing I can imagine. If I hadn’t already decided to leave forever, this would have prompted me to anyway. Finally we have blaspheme laws for atheists. Screw context or real consequences, we must protect people from seeing certain arrangements of letters.

Well, it’s very fitting for the wave of censorship the establishment is bringing down worldwide. Everything is going to shit, and it’s really sad to see this place I once loved embracing that.
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