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Old 11-11-2002, 11:23 AM   #16
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That brings up a good question. Can we call someone a "nazi" if it is refering to a person who's acting like a dictator? If this is banned, when indeed someone is acting like an arrogant, pompous ass-hole, why can't we call them nazis?

Shit, Dano. You just don't get it. First, it's spelled with a capital N. There is no use for the word with a lower-case n. Second, they weren't pompous, arrogant assholes. They were bent on destroying an entire race, and anyone else who didn't fit their narrow description of humans. So the way you want to use the word is inaccurate and over-reactive. Which is exactly what the mods and Joel are trying to stop. No one on a privately-owned internet fan site, on which you voluntarily post, needs to be called a dictator ar anything else like that. Find another way to express yourself. Broaden your experience and your vocabulary.
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Old 11-11-2002, 11:29 AM   #17
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Shit, Dano. You just don't get it. First, it's spelled with a capital N. There is no use for the word with a lower-case n. Second, they weren't pompous, arrogant assholes. They were bent on destroying an entire race, and anyone else who didn't fit their narrow description of humans. So the way you want to use the word is inaccurate and over-reactive. Which is exactly what the mods and Joel are trying to stop. No one on a privately-owned internet fan site, on which you voluntarily post, needs to be called a dictator ar anything else like that. Find another way to express yourself. Broaden your experience and your vocabulary.

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Old 11-11-2002, 12:09 PM   #18
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as i've read more, i think i understand what the mods of fym are trying to get across...it would be okay to refer to someone as a nazi if there is reasonable evidence that there can be a comparison between the them, if that makes sense. but it's not okay to call someone that because, in essence, you can't think of any better insults.

in the past, it's seemed that those on the forum who've been called nazis have been called that without any real evidence as to what nazi-like things they've been doing. i hope this makes any sense.

Oh, and sorry about the lack of capitalization. Even in real life I don't capitalize, I just do for my scholastic writings.
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Old 11-11-2002, 12:31 PM   #19
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i am not upset. I hope in the what 12 words i used i didnt sound upset. i was wondering of this was something she was doing because SHE found it offenseive or if this has gone through joel.

I just think its censorship and i'm againist all censorship.

Just me. And just a simple question.!
Thatīs not censorship, and excuse me, but you must be below a certain intelligence level to think that this is censorship.

I agree with boywonder who actually put it quite well.

Remember there may be some Germans on this msg board who surely could be offended if words out of their political history are misinterpreted and used in this way. The horrible crimes committed by National Socialists are not comparable with everyday situations or persons. You might as well get sued for calling someone a Nazi, if you donīt have hard historical evidence.
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First off, if you are going to call someone a Nazi for being "like a dictator," why don't you call them a whole slew of other words: dictatorial, autocratic, totalitarian, imperial, Orwellian, Machiavellian, etc. I think they're sexier anyway.

Secondly, I find that there are really few places where the word, "Nazi," is actually appropriate. I recently called Pat Robertson one--only because of the fact that he has written many texts that are sympathetic to the cause, and has even denied the Holocaust's existence. However, as we all know, there are few people who are extreme as that, so, perhaps, we should attempt to expand our vocabulary on this board.

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Old 11-11-2002, 01:39 PM   #21
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First off, if you are going to call someone a Nazi for being "like a dictator," why don't you call them a whole slew of other words: dictatorial, autocratic, totalitarian, imperial, Orwellian, Machiavellian, etc. I think they're sexier anyway.
This is an overall great idea. It helps us think and expand our own vocabulary. It also helps focus our message. Throw in the term "Nazi" and people will miss your message and reply to the word choice.
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Old 11-11-2002, 03:45 PM   #22
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When people throw the word Nazi around, they often don't really know what it means. It is an easy way to get a rise out of someone else. I don't necessarily think the word sould be banned, but I think people should be much more careful about how they use it.
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Old 11-11-2002, 03:54 PM   #23
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Thank you, Lemon.

And now, this thread is getting closed--nothing else needs to be said about it. I'll leave it stuck for a little while, just to be sure all FYM regulars get a chance to see it.
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Thank you, Lemon.

And now, this thread is getting closed--nothing else needs to be said about it. I'll leave it stuck for a little while, just to be sure all FYM regulars get a chance to see it.
I just wanted to put my 2 cents in... although this thread has been closedfor over a month...

I did post about a year ago.. on this same topic, if you search for it.. u can find it.

I do not approve of the word 'Nazi' being used here unless in direct reference to Adolf Hitler, his army, the holocaust, etc.

In my not-so-humble opinion, being called 'Nazi' is about the worst insult one can be thrown - not to mention, a cowardly, and uneducated one (for the most part).
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