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Old 10-18-2017, 03:14 PM   #91
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Oooh, fanny means vagina in NZ. Fanny is my new Interference cuss word.

May I too add my appreciation to Cori and others like her who are kind and empathetic on here. It makes this place a better place.

However, to me, without the 'vocal parasite' and other foul-mouthed opinionated fannys on here, Interference would be so much duller and less representative. I love the foul-mouthed fannys.
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:39 PM   #92
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I said "FUCK" there once and got a warning
I said "FUCK" again - casually, not even as an insult - and got banned. For life.

That's a U2 forum for children run by children.

They banned political discussions! When the fuck did that happen?

It's an unbelievably stupid rule to ban talk of politics on a U2 forum.
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:42 PM   #93
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Quite funny that one of the posts causing the place to shut down was someone comparing TBT to a dog being castrated.
That's one of the reasons it was shut down?



Jesus fucking Christ that's ridiculous
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:51 PM   #94
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Its an interesting argument which already takes place to some extent. The use of the N word is prevalent by some African Americans amongst themselves, and its perceived as OK by them but completely verboten if a white dude (or woman, cause they do it too) were to use it, even in the same context.
because they are re-appropriating it and disarming it for use amongst themselves. a non-black person can never use it because of the different meaning it carries (slaver, subjugation, centuries of legislated and cultural discrimination). The K word carries the weight of genocide, exile, pogroms, millennia of violence and persecution...the C word carries none of the weight of those words. Which isn't to say that women haven't been treated unfairly because they obviously have been and are, but there isn't a single word tied to that subjugation the same way as there is for blacks, Jews, etc
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I was briefly a member of @U2 but the moderation on it was pathetic to be honest - giving me a one week ban for saying the band should stop chasing the beige preferences of middle america because it was 'deeply insulting to middle Americans'.

I often sneek a peek a couple of times a week to see what they're discussing but I have seen recent discussions that make me think 'yeah - probably does deserve shutting down' not least the thread started where one user claimed this week that U2 should come out and make a statement expressing sorrow with regards to the horrific Harvey Weinstein allegations because a song they recorded was used in one of his films. I don't know what sort of obsessive/uber critical mind feels compelled to link U2 into this particular story but I'd suggest they take a step back from the band and realise they aren't that important nor culpable or capable of preventing all the ills in the world.

To be honest, for that thread alone the @U2 forum deserves to close down. The terrible moderation on that site has probably only fed such ridicule which is a shame because I'm sure it was an excellent forum in it's own right at one point in time. A mess entirely of the mods own making.

Good riddance? Probably.
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I was briefly a member of @U2 but the moderation on it was pathetic to be honest - giving me a one week ban for saying the band should stop chasing the beige preferences of middle america
Ohhhhh, you naughty naughty fanny!

But seriously. You got banned for an informed and reasonable opinion? That's actually ridiculous.
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Ohhhhh, you naughty naughty fanny!

But seriously. You got banned for an informed and reasonable opinion? That's actually ridiculous.
Clearly one of the mods had a Trumpite streak in them - basically thrown the book at me for being 'anti American' because I dared to offer such a view was ridiculous but after reading a lot of the posts on it I can't say I'm surprised. There's a very 'little America' (is that a thing? Like 'little Englander' in the UK?) feel to some corners of that site - evangelic and very sensitive.
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We should just create one word that offends everyone.

I understand different words are used differently in different cultures, but at the end of the day there’s something to be said about someone who is respectable to their surroundings enough to modify certain behaviors. Once you’ve been told the volume of your music is bothering someone, you have choices at that point; politely turn it down, move to a different area of the park, use headphones, or be an asshole and turn it up.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:05 PM   #99
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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.
Thank you.

And for the poster that said if you get offended don't use the internet, FYI, it wasn't just garden variety bad language that you'd hear everyday on the street, the person was repeatedly asked to stop, and it was EXTREMELY offensive.
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I think a lot of things said about Interference are exaggerated, but a few bad experiences can certainly turn someone off.

I saw a reference to the "Please don't say 'cunt' / omg who cares if I say 'cunt' get over it" thread, and honestly, that would have turned me off as well if I'd popped over here to see what was going on.

This place can certainly be hard to get into as a newbie. I urge everyone to be nice to new posters and just, you know, follow the golden rule of Don't Be an Asshole.
When I worked and studied in Glasgow I was often called cunt but in friendly terms. Received a text message once by a friend asking 'you about ya cunt?'

Maybe the only place in the world where that word is used in a casual/friendly manner. Being called a 'dick' in Glasgow is probably far worse and carries greater threat!
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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.


I have a feeling a lot of opinions on this issue depend a whole lot on whether you are male or female. I can swear with the best of them, but there is certain language that just doesn't belong anywhere on the internet. (Yeah, I know, I'm naive).
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And for the poster that said if you get offended don't use the internet, FYI, it wasn't just garden variety bad language that you'd hear everyday on the street, the person was repeatedly asked to stop, and it was EXTREMELY offensive.
Don't want to keep relitigating this - Cori has made a good point, made it well, and I and the other Aussie/Kiwis all seem to have respected that.
But please could y'all stop being so ethnocentric - the word in question is NOT particularly offensive here in NZ. It IS garden variety bad language. It IS heard everyday on the street.

None of that changes Cori's (and others) informed argument/request. But please can we all accept that the USA interpretation of that particular word bears no resemblance to its interpretation elsewhere.

I'm not trying to be a fanny - just sayin
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When I worked and studied in Glasgow I was often called cunt but in friendly terms. Received a text message once by a friend asking 'you about ya cunt?'

Maybe the only place in the world where that word is used in a casual/friendly manner. Being called a 'dick' in Glasgow is probably far worse and carries greater threat!
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I have a feeling a lot of opinions on this issue depend a whole lot on whether you are male or female. I can swear with the best of them, but there is certain language that just doesn't belong anywhere on the internet. (Yeah, I know, I'm naive).
Yeah nah. It isn't gender here in Dunedin (which is a Scottish colony really - so there is that...). My wife uses that word all the time. And she's a highly educated business woman. It's got no gender connotations here - and like ChurchBay says, calling someone a dick is probably worse.

Ok ok, no more posts on this from me! Welcome, atU2ers etc etc
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I was briefly a member of @U2 but the moderation on it was pathetic to be honest - giving me a one week ban for saying the band should stop chasing the beige preferences of middle america because it was 'deeply insulting to middle Americans'.

I often sneek a peek a couple of times a week to see what they're discussing but I have seen recent discussions that make me think 'yeah - probably does deserve shutting down' not least the thread started where one user claimed this week that U2 should come out and make a statement expressing sorrow with regards to the horrific Harvey Weinstein allegations because a song they recorded was used in one of his films. I don't know what sort of obsessive/uber critical mind feels compelled to link U2 into this particular story but I'd suggest they take a step back from the band and realise they aren't that important nor culpable or capable of preventing all the ills in the world.

To be honest, for that thread alone the @U2 forum deserves to close down. The terrible moderation on that site has probably only fed such ridicule which is a shame because I'm sure it was an excellent forum in it's own right at one point in time. A mess entirely of the mods own making.

Good riddance? Probably.
As a midwesterner, I find it deeply offensive that you think we're beige I think we're quite more colorful and interesting than that.

However, it was ridiculous to be banned for that.
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Oooh, fanny means vagina in NZ. Fanny is my new Interference cuss word.

May I too add my appreciation to Cori and others like her who are kind and empathetic on here. It makes this place a better place.

However, to me, without the 'vocal parasite' and other foul-mouthed opinionated fannys on here, Interference would be so much duller and less representative. I love the foul-mouthed fannys.
 
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