Alright, I read the recent replies that came in... and it is mostly hot air and bluster. Graeme taking a cheap shot about my character? Come on man, you are better than that. And Adam just here for the pile-on, lol, without properly engaging with what's been written. fyi Fiona outed herself, and the Mod in question could only have been Jack or Lesley (who hasn't been active since 2015), so yeah... Jack. And anyone who knows what the Plastic Elvis thing is, knows how ridiculous it is that people are getting hung up on that term, as though it were a slur or an insult.
I think that the complaint was made in bad faith. I do not believe that anyone actually does find that word offensive in the context that myself, Gevin, Matt, Charlie etc have used it in. Furthermore, I used the same word (in EXACTLY the same context as previously) twice in my first post on this thread. Should those now also be replaced by asterisks?
Ian Volante wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:34 pm
As for the N word or otherwise, I'd like to think that generally, people wouldn't use it at all, but that there are probably contexts in which is has validity. And going back to the general tenor of the thread, we as intelligent adults should be able to trust each other to understand where that line is.
This, I agree with.
I have been in the CD community since 2010, and joined this forum in 2015. I don't like to use offensive language too often, unless I am in the company of people who I know are gonna be ok with whatever the swear word is, and even then, I am not massively into it. My first time using the N-word in this community was on the PACKIES thread last week, as it was appropriate to that conversation in that context.
The reason I am not happy to simply let this go, is that it is a point of principle.
Forget all the bluster, hot air, and white people pretending to be offended by things they are not offended by... this boils down to one simple question for me: If I go back into that post from last week, and remove Jack's asterisks to reinstate the N-word there, will I be banned from C4C?
If the answer to that question is "No", then I'm doing it.