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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Holdfast, Oct 19, 2006.

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  1. T'Grinch

    T'Grinch Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    2. Misc-TNZ and Politics:

    Misc is NOT TNZ. Discussion is to be civil in here.

    Civil means just that. It means NO INSULTING.

    The Sarah Palin thread is a perfect example of why I did not want politics in Misc. Because what happened was that while some actually discussed the politics and why they liked/disliked Palin (and it could just as well been Hillary, Obama, Bush, take your pick) too many turned it into insults.

    THAT IS NOT WHAT WILL FLY IN MISC!!

    Acceptable: I don't like Sarah Palin because she was a hypocrite." (giving the reason why you feel she was hypocrite.) OR "I don't like Obama because he is not keeping his promise" (again giving a reason.)

    NOT ACCEPTABLE:

    - Palin is a jackass.
    - Obama is a jackass

    Neither are discussion. Both are insults. This is not the place for insults. If you need to attack a politician personally (not the politics or what he/she has done, but a personal attack,) that is NOT for Misc. That type of discussion may occur in TNZ.

    If you want politics in here, this is how it will be. The mods will warn you if you get personal like you have been with political stuff.

    You MAY still post political stuff. You may not post things which are insulting a person, not their policy and you may not say sexist or racist things.
     
  2. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Wow.


    J.
     
  3. Plecostomus

    Plecostomus Commodore

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    Interesting. Comments like that would earn you an IP ban at Home Shop Machinist or CNCzone.
     
  4. Aurian

    Aurian Vice Admiral Admiral

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    No problem with mods warning for that stuff. When I read them I thought that the bar had gotten really low since I last posted in misc..
     
  5. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    I thought, "Isn't this the kind of crap that got 'hot button' topics banned from Misc in the first place?"

    People must have very short-term memories.
     
  6. Messianni

    Messianni Commodore Commodore

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    Those are all disgusting. I couldn't blame anyone for being offended by those posts.
     
  7. Hermiod

    Hermiod Admiral Admiral

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    That works both ways.

    It's died down a lot recently, but there has been some extremely sexist bullshit directed towards men on this board. Much of it even enshrined in this board's rules.

    I am not defending the comments you've highlighted, they're disgusting.

    So, sure, don't say sexist things is a good rule, but lose the "like this" part.
     
  8. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    THANK YOU.
     
  9. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    Wow, I'm shocked after reading some of those examples. There were many reasons I haven't posted that much in MISC, but that wasn't one of them. I was thinking about coming back to try to post here in this forum more but with examples like that, I'm almost afraid to, and I'm a guy.
     
  10. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Indeed. That stuff is the reason I do not subscribe to TNZ. Seeing it here was very sickening indeed, especially with how many people piled on. :(
     
  11. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

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    Perhaps you missed the "THAT IS NOT WHAT WILL FLY IN MISC?" ;)
     
  12. Messianni

    Messianni Commodore Commodore

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    Honestly some of this is worse than what is usually posted in TNZ.
     
  13. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    Not now anyway. I didn't miss it, but the simple fact that they were even quoted just made me wonder.
     
  14. Hoser

    Hoser Hoser Super Moderator

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    I know. Someone actually saw 'Hamlet 2'
     
  15. Hermiod

    Hermiod Admiral Admiral

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    ^Apparently two people saw Hamlet 2.
     
  16. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I have no idea what you are talking about so I looked it up.
    Wow was right. :lol:


    J.
     
  17. Hoser

    Hoser Hoser Super Moderator

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    I had someone say it to me a while ago in Guild wars.
    I do so hate PvP.

    But yeah, it was 'well used' enough for me to have to ask and then google it. No, haven't seen it yet......I still have a list of movies to watch when the kids are asleep (which seems to be never).

    Hoser, watching the dawn but not 'Red Dawn'.
     
  18. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Question. Can i still hit on the guys? ;)

    Seriously though, i would like to just laugh it off as guys being guys and all that jazz but that Palin thread certainly not only crossed the line, but threw up on it.

    Heh, when I'm offended, that's pretty bad.

    ;)
     
  19. Hoser

    Hoser Hoser Super Moderator

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    Oh my.....
     
  20. Da'an

    Da'an Commander Red Shirt

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    The Misc. board or the website as a whole?
     
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