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Old 10-18-2017, 02:38 AM   #46
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I reckon this is exaggerated. If somebody shows up and posts something dumb, then of course they're going to cop it from other posters. If somebody's been here for a decade and posts something dumb, then they're going to cop it too, and probably harsher because there's enough shared history to really push the buttons.
Minimize it all you want but I disagree with that mindset. Why should someone have to be fearful that they're going to get an avalanche of shit for posting something sincerely that they want to talk about?

That doesn't really open the door for discussion about the band. Should people really have to be posting in fear? Who gets to say what's dumb and what isn't? It's worth remembering how much this band means to some people and that oftentimes people posting here are having challenges in their personal life...and it's important and helpful for them to be able to turn to the band (and by extension, this board) in difficult times.

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i think taking grievous offense to something as insignificant as a four letter word's presence on a screen is ridiculous no matter what cultural context anyone wants to put on it.
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I'll often pipe up in a lot of situations here where people are being unnecessarily rude or mean

As a frequent visitor but rare poster, your stance towards newbies and others always strikes me in a positive way.
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:08 AM   #49
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Why should someone have to be fearful that they're going to get an avalanche of shit for posting something sincerely that they want to talk about?

Who gets to say what's dumb and what isn't?

Agreed. Let’s just play nice. Differing opinions should be just that - opinions.
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As a frequent visitor but rare poster, your stance towards newbies and others always strikes me in a positive way.


Cori is indeed a champion of amicability and approachability.
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Cori is indeed a champion of amicability and approachability.
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i think taking grievous offense to something as insignificant as a four letter word's presence on a screen is ridiculous no matter what cultural context anyone wants to put on it.


Whether or not you find it ridiculous, it is still an asshole move to make it a point to repeatedly use a word you know someone finds offensive after they’ve told you they find it offensive.
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Yes, people from other cultures using words differently is all well and good. But if it's considered a very offensive word in another culture and people ask "Hey, maybe don't do that," it's a total asshole move to just keep doing it just because you think that's a dumb opinion.

And I didn't use it in that post, even though I could've.

Asking Australians to stop using a word that has become a compliment as well as an insult just because Americans are uptight about the first syllable of the word "country" is... well, unlikely to meet with success.

We look the other way when Americans abuse the English language, after all.

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Minimize it all you want but I disagree with that mindset. Why should someone have to be fearful that they're going to get an avalanche of shit for posting something sincerely that they want to talk about?



That doesn't really open the door for discussion about the band. Should people really have to be posting in fear? Who gets to say what's dumb and what isn't? It's worth remembering how much this band means to some people and that oftentimes people posting here are having challenges in their personal life...and it's important and helpful for them to be able to turn to the band (and by extension, this board) in difficult times.




It's never about the content though. If it was, I wouldn't be here, since I would've been run off the forum long ago for many, many opinions (One sucks, Passengers is great, UV sucks, October is great, etc.). This place can respond passionately to an unpopular opinion, but will debate it on its merits, and I like that.

But if you show up and post an opinion, popular or not, in a silly way, of course the sarcasm and wisecracks come out.
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Please understand some of us might be "uptight" about it because if we are unlucky enough to be hearing it in person, it's being yelled to us by a guy whose catcalling or advances we've ignored, and now we are just thinking we should get the fuck out of there.

Use the word, don't use the word, whatever. But don't get all high and mighty about people having real life experiences with the connotation in which it is often heard here.
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We look the other way when Americans abuse the English language, after all.




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Yeah, but us Americans invented English.
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