More Lego Goats Please!
- May 17, 2011
Lightknight said:Hate speech is when you advocate violence against a group. You're misusing terms here.Lil devils x said:They do not have to give a warning/ ban for every post they moderate. Other sites remove the offensive material with a " mod edit" and an explanation without having to ban all the users unless that user doesn't let it go.Sexual Harassment Panda said:Ok. Willing to have a crack at drawing these lines in a way that doesn't rely on definitions that people disagree on, and that won't lead to people being even more unhappy with the moderation than they already are?Lil devils x said:not at all, we can have discussions, but just as you are not allowed to insult someone directly, you should not also be allowed to insult someones race, gender, or sex as well, as you are actually insulting them. No one ever asked for a hug box, but the lines should be drawn somewhere otherwise this would be no better than stormfront.Sexual Harassment Panda said:You seem to want non-discussions, presumably moderated by people whom you completely agree with in their estimations of when sexism/racism/bigotry is occurring. Let's acknowledge how incredibly broad "bigotry" is. If we moderate anything that could fall under the umbrella of "bigotry", we shouldn't then act surprised when there's nobody left on the forum.Lil devils x said:I would rather just see racist, sexist or bigoted statements moderated so that people wouldn't have to say something. If you allow people to just say racist, sexist or bigoted statements all over your forums, your forums ARE racists, sexist and bigoted and unwelcoming to those who those statements are bigoted against. When you allow such things to run rampant, you are telling people they are not welcome here.The Lunatic said:I'd just be happy with the forums featuring less SJWs passive aggressive berating people for "Wrongthink".
Generally, the forums would be improved if we actually did something about the members who've been 1-2 warnings away from getting banned for like a year and yet have never changed their attitude.
Just be honest and say that you want a hug-box for yourself and people who happen to agree with you.
Honestly, I think the general tone of the forum, as created by the more prolific posters is likely to be far more off-putting to new-users than an iffy opinion being expressed here and there (unless the target demographic is "whiny babies" that is). I know how often the community glad-hands itself, how often it places itself on a pedestal above all the other forums... But this isn't a place worth celebrating. It barely was before, it definitely isn't now. Unless you think passive-aggressive insults and snark are worth celebrating that is.
Insulting/ spreading ignorance a persons race, gender, and sex should be included in with the "Don't be a jerk" rules.
Saying things like " girls are attention whore", " Blacks are drug dealers", "gays are pedophiles" or anything ignorant about people should be considered under the "Don't be a jerk" rules. Most sites do not allow for people to promote hate speech, not sure why this one would promote it.
Being told everywhere you go that if you are black you are a criminal is pretty fucking disparaging. No misuse here according to the definition.n law, hate speech is any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which is forbidden because it may incite violence or prejudicial action against or by a protected individual or group, or because it disparages or intimidates a protected individual or group.