The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

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The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Flutey » 19 Nov 2013, 15:33

Here is an overview of all discussions, warnings and bans that took place the past week:

Discussions:


Ongoing discussions:
User reported the use of the word "handicap"... Team currently discussing the issue.

Small informal decisions:


Warning and ban-overview:

Warnings:
PrincessToadstool by Flutey for trolling

Bans:
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Fenrik » 21 Nov 2013, 02:59

So we may not be allowed to use that word? Isn`t it the professional word to use?
At least it is in my country. :shrug:

Dont know in which context it was used in though...
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Brandamn » 21 Nov 2013, 04:31

Fenrik wrote:So we may not be allowed to use that word? Isn`t it the professional word to use?
At least it is in my country. :shrug:

Dont know in which context it was used in though...


My guess is that it was used as a derogatory term. To say "the boy had a handicap" is not at all offensive in any way, shape or form. But to say "You're a fuckin handicap" is incredibly offensive. Then again, I hate seeing people use the word "retarded" as a synonym for "stupid".
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby megzluvsmelc » 21 Nov 2013, 05:35

Brandamn wrote:
Fenrik wrote:So we may not be allowed to use that word? Isn`t it the professional word to use?
At least it is in my country. :shrug:

Dont know in which context it was used in though...


My guess is that it was used as a derogatory term. To say "the boy had a handicap" is not at all offensive in any way, shape or form. But to say "You're a fuckin handicap" is incredibly offensive. Then again, I hate seeing people use the word "retarded" as a synonym for "stupid".


For me I don't think "handicap" is offensive. But "Retarded" is really offensive for those with physical and mental disabilities. If I was wrong if "handicap" is offensive. :shrug:
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Fenrik » 21 Nov 2013, 20:03

Brandamn wrote:
Fenrik wrote:So we may not be allowed to use that word? Isn`t it the professional word to use?
At least it is in my country. :shrug:

Dont know in which context it was used in though...


My guess is that it was used as a derogatory term. To say "the boy had a handicap" is not at all offensive in any way, shape or form. But to say "You're a fuckin handicap" is incredibly offensive. Then again, I hate seeing people use the word "retarded" as a synonym for "stupid".


If that`s the case I totally agree about it being offensive.

And about the R-word. I am never using that again. I used it once, with no bad intentions, I was just wondering if someone actually was r..tar..d.
Oh my, did I get a lot of haters in here for that! :D
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby mats » 22 Nov 2013, 16:46

^ I remember that! :D
It would be interesting to know what's the post that's been reported... :hum:
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Lizzy » 23 Nov 2013, 15:09

Haole wrote:
Mama Dee wrote:^^^^did you copy and paste the above stuff from a site?


vvvv No, I wrote it myself and was just trying to be helpful. Search it on the net if you must. Having been into it for a while and with a lot of interest in it just curious to know what anyone thought or hear any stories. Won't happen again.

Didn't understand a single word...
Can anyone translate it into normal-people English?


Unfortunately there's no cure for handicaps like those but good luck with it all.


I find that it was used solely to be offensive, like this user usually does. Taking this user's post history, that's all he's here for. To start a discussion, and when people start discussing become offensive. basically he's telling Dee she's dumb and that that's a handicap.
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Brandamn » 23 Nov 2013, 17:48

Ehhh... Objectively, I don't know if that's such a terrible use of the word. I'm by no means a fan of that poster, but he used the word to describe a condition, not a person or group of people. The overall point of the quote was to call someone stupid, but the individual word was not used improperly, in my opinion.
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Lizzy » 23 Nov 2013, 18:39

it wasn't the individual word that i reported, it was the overall post, and the overall attitude of said user. with a special mention of the word 'handicap', which, in my opinion is used in the same way as 'retard' might be used by others.
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Nas » 23 Nov 2013, 20:11

That post isn't report worthy and the way he used the word was fine, there is nothing for the team to discuss.
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Vomiting Porpoise » 23 Nov 2013, 20:46

Important questions:

• Who is PrincessToadstool?
• Where were they trolling?
• Why was I not informed?
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Joshuaspice » 24 Nov 2013, 00:03

Vomiting Porpoise wrote:Important questions:

• Who is PrincessToadstool?
• Where were they trolling?
• Why was I not informed?

He trolled similar to that other hater who insulted vickys voice, this one was the mastermind behind "Que happened to el Spice Girls Solo Careers"
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Andres » 24 Nov 2013, 03:59

Vomiting Porpoise wrote:Important questions:

• Who is PrincessToadstool?
• Where were they trolling?
• Why was I not informed?


MTE! This is outrageous!
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Vomiting Porpoise » 24 Nov 2013, 09:54

I,m seething doll x
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby mats » 27 Nov 2013, 10:56

Now that you posted it I remember reading that post and not finding it offensive at all.
Especially considering the attitude of Dee's answer.
In fact I recall I found Dee's post (normal-people English WTF) much more annoying...

Anyway it's not worth discussing, especially because the poster was clever enough (or whatever you want to call that) to say a general sentence, not really addressed to a specific person.
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby Mama Dee » 02 Dec 2013, 02:39

Normal-people english = laymans terms...something the person on the street woukd understand.

And in all honesty can you say you understood what it all said? I personally still think its way too techie to understand, so yes i tjought he copy n pasted from somewhere like a proper professional financial site.
My post had no intended "attitude", i just wanted it in an easier to understand form...
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Re: The Mod-Log 296 - Week 46/13 - Nov 10 to Nov 16

Postby FiaSpice » 02 Dec 2013, 15:47

I was a bit offended by the "handicap" and how it implied that Dee and everyone that didn't understood where "handicaped" (like "retarded"). As she said it looked like the level of language (do you say that in English?) was high, like lawyer talks.
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