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Offline whiplash

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Re: New Imposter Enforcement Policy
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2009, 02:21:27 PM »
rofl do you really think im bothered about being called Obtuse heck i might just change my name lol :P

I know you are not bothered.  You often use self-depricating humor.  But that's irrelevant, a post like that can be used by the moderator to punish.

Offline SpiralArchitect

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Re: New Imposter Enforcement Policy
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2009, 04:16:15 AM »
Could it be that tbs is just one of them lost drunken men that does know where he is and no longer cares...?


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Offline TheBadSeed

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Re: New Imposter Enforcement Policy
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2009, 08:03:08 PM »
Could it be that tbs is just one of them lost drunken men that does know where he is and no longer cares...?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzH8VXlXxNE



LOL!

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Offline SpiralArchitect

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Re: New Imposter Enforcement Policy
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2009, 08:42:59 PM »
Calling someone obtuse is arguably ad hominem but mild enough that it wouldn't cross the line.  Someone called me "dim" a few weeks ago.  It's insulting, it bothered me, but it wasn't the kind of flame we suspend people for. It wasn't even much of a flicker, let alone a flame.

Now when you say, "X is obnoxious"  you are attacking that person's personality.  One definition of a flame is that's it likely to likely to engender an angry response. Being called dim (or obtuse) wouldn't make most people angry, but being called obnoxious likely would.

Now, for argument's sake, let's say in moderating flames we now said "obnoxious" is acceptable.  Well then we'd just be testing the rules with something even worse.  Slippery slope and all that.

As Justice Potter Stewart said about pornography, "I might not be able to define it but I know it when I see it".   I think the same applies to flames. Those weren't innocent remarks.  They were attacking someone.

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FFS, what do you think "obnoxious" means? I call my kids "obnoxious" all the time.. it's not an attack on their character, it's simply a matter of describing how they are behaving. All it means is "deliberately annoying". It's hardly an insult worth suspending someone for, and even less worth locking down the forums for. Really, this is pathetic.

ROFL  - Im calling Reno 911  you should lose your kids!!!  How dare you  ;D


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