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One forum rule I need more explaintion on...
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SnakekillaPosts: 10Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:22 amLocation: USA PA Gender: Male

Post One forum rule I need more explaintion on...

"DO NOT post racist, sexist or homophobic remarks"

remarks, as in racist, sexist or homophobic terms? like a word? or anytime you speak about in that subject area isn't allowed?
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:32 am
Aught3ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 4290Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:36 amLocation: New Zealand Gender: Male

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The subjects are not off-limits, you just can't make disparaging remarks about entire races, sexes, or sexualities.
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:35 am
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SnakekillaPosts: 10Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:22 amLocation: USA PA Gender: Male

Post Re: One forum rule I need more explaintion on...

Aught3 wrote:The subjects are not off-limits, you just can't make disparaging remarks about entire races, sexes, or sexualities.


so stating or posting scientific research that has any disparaging remarks or generalities that sheds a "negative light" on a sex/gender, that isn't allowed? Like for example, if I want to talk about why men earn more money than women in the US using statistics.
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:39 am
Aught3ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 4290Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:36 amLocation: New Zealand Gender: Male

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Your suggestion seems like it would be acceptable, of course it could be taken too far.

Disparaging remarks would be more along the lines of: "all women get hysterical over the slightest annoyance" or "all men are violent rapists". Tbh, you'd probably only get a warning even if you said that.
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Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:44 am
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SnakekillaPosts: 10Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:22 amLocation: USA PA Gender: Male

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Aught3 wrote:Your suggestion seems like it would be acceptable, of course it could be taken too far.

Disparaging remarks would be more along the lines of: "all women get hysterical over the slightest annoyance" or "all men are violent rapists". Tbh, you'd probably only get a warning even if you said that.


Well when I do speak on those subjects, like generalities, I use "most" never "all", they're both very different if speaking in generalities.
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:48 am
CosmicSporkLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 929Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:36 pmLocation: UK Gender: Cake

Post Re: One forum rule I need more explaintion on...

The rule mostly applies when someone is trying to deliberately insult a person or group. Using obviously racist, sexist or homophobic (calling someone a "fag" for instance) terms toward someone (or a group) is not tolerated. Personal insults are not acceptable in general but ones that fit the rule you are focusing on are treated more severely as they are wholey unnecessary. If you were using them in a strictly factual/statistical manner this would probably be acceptable within reason.
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