Discussion in 'The Help Desk' started by Bickendan, Dec 11, 2016.
Who is safe and who isn't? You certainly don't know.
Around you? Probably very few children are safe.
This is an excellent example of the dross, thank you. The more people who see what passes for entertainment here, the more they may decide it's not worth keeping toxic relics of the past around.
Yes I agree. Please leave.
If this is all you can contribute, then it's no wonder you fear these rule changes.
And yet rule 8 is about racism. It simply misnames the problem. As if what Faceman just did was fine as long as it isn't about race. As if we needed any additional rule to see that @Ramen's thread was unacceptable, and as if a misogynistic pic of a cruel rape equally directed at a board member would have been fine as long as it wasn't racist.
The rule is enumerated, and it's not just racism but dehumanization, which includes bigotry as well. That means gay people, Muslims, black people, etc. That rule now exists. It needed to exist.
I think you should quit the internet because you're a worthless pansy ass. It has nothing to do with your race, gender(s), sexuality, or religion.
You are, however, a pedophile which is not a protected class on WF. Yet.
You are in the Help Desk, lest you forget.
Besides being lazy, this troll is just gross, IMO. And while we've only ever had one poster here admit to suffering such abuse, he certainly isn't the only one who has, statistically speaking, so cut the shit, Hmmm?
Oh, NOW you want to start enforcing the rules after you ignored Chup breaking them? This is why you sucked as a mod and Gul's ownership remains a cancer which will kill Wordforge as a free speech zone.
Faceman is right. Rather than trying to completely change Wordforge into something it was explicitly created not to be it would be better for you to leave. Make your own safe space where you can act like a petty tyrant and censor people instead of trying to destroy a free speech zone.
@K. and @El Chup if either of you have the time would you mind rewriting the rules to convey what you'd each like. I think I understand what you are each getting at, but seeing them in rule form would make it easier to debate.
8. In General, Don't Be A Complete Asshole.
At WordForge, we value free expression; more so than most other sites. However, the aim here is to have open debates, and fun. The aim is not to figure out a way to break the site or its community beyond repair. Free speech is part of a triad of what we value, and depends on its other two parts: including individual members, and overall community. If your use of free speech interferes with either of the other parts, there will be consequences, including but not limited to anything from warnings to temporary or even permanent bans. We trust our staff to make that call. If you feel that you do not know how to avoid being a complete asshole without a set of detailed instructions, this might not be the right site for you.
I bow to you, sir. That is perfect.
How do you not be a complete asshole?
Look at the way you act and then do the opposite.
I like the new rules, but I think you could spell it out more clearly:
8. Overt Racist or Dehumanizing Content Will not be Tolerated.
At WordForge, we pay lip service to freedom of expression, but reserve the right to silence views we don't like. Do not mistake our lip service as a position that tolerates free speech. Free speech is subordinate to our highest values: not offending us and controlling the narrative. If your use of free speech triggers us, there will be consequences.
Look, I know you're upset, but you're just going to have to be racist, bigoted, and misogynist elsewhere. Wordforge never promised you unrestrained free speech, and neither does the United States, for that matter.
Again, I like the new rules.
Ah, but I didn't say that. I said the United States does not guarantee unrestrained speech. Bracket it all you want, but you changed what I was saying to better fit your narrative, which is nothing new. As for Wordforge's restrictions on speech, you can be a bigot, misogynist, and racist, just not here anymore.
If the goal of Wordforge was to control and direct a liberal narrative, then it's failing miserably.
I think we are more likely to go with Packard's re-write, but thanks!
I genuinely wonder how John can be so clueless as to think the first amendment wouldn't cover those things. He is truly an ignorant fool.
M. Bison edited John's post that you're quoting, dude. Also, you're in the Help Desk.
Separate names with a comma.