Are there actually any rules here?



  • I mean, I've been operating under the assumption that there aren't, but then I periodically appear to get moderated for use of the word cunt.
    I don't mind exactly, but I'd like to know under what situation I can call a spade, a spade.... and indeed, a cunt, a cunt?



  • There are limits, though they are indeed pretty far off. I can only think of 2 people who have really gotten in trouble and gotten kicked off. One was apparently too racist against south Asians, and the other...I don't even remember what he did any more.



  • Tae Wong got kicked off the island for being a markov chain.



  • @Ben L. said:

    Tae Wong got kicked off the island for being a markov chain.

    True. Spammers, too. I was only considering actual forum participants. I almost used "good faith" but I'm not sure that applies to anyone around here.



  • @eViLegion said:

    I mean, I've been operating under the assumption that there aren't, but then I periodically appear to get moderated for use of the word cunt.
    I don't mind exactly, but I'd like to know under what situation I can call a spade, a spade.... and indeed, a cunt, a cunt?
     

    Sure. Just don't be a cunt about it.



  • The most common things that the mods mod are either adding paragraphs to walls of text or (if ShadowMod is paying attention) converting xkcds to Rosies. I'm not aware of ever being personally modded, though I'm not sure I would pay close enough attention to notice.



  • @boomzilla said:

    @Ben L. said:
    Tae Wong got kicked off the island for being a markov chain.

    True. Spammers, too. I was only considering actual forum participants. I almost used "good faith" but I'm not sure that applies to anyone around here.

    Tae Wong was a special kind of spam bot. He was smarter than 40% of TDWTF's population. 70% if you include the front page commenters.



  • I find it hard to believe you were modded for "cunt", considering the other stuff people throw around here regularly.



  • Hey, at least it's not xkcd!<!-- To ShadowMod: If you change my image, leave this line intact. Thanks, someone who hasn't been a minor for nearly a year. -->



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    Sure. Just don't be a cunt about it.

    Not sure I'll manage that. I am a bit of a cunt, you see!

    @blakeyrat said:

    I find it hard to believe you were modded for "cunt", considering the other stuff people throw around here regularly.

    Well thats what confused me you see!


    I've gotten away with being far more offensive directly at people, then I called Jon C. (from the article today) a lazy cunt and apparently that wasn't allowed.



    Maybe I just forgot to click 'post' though... its the sort of thing I would do.



  • @eViLegion said:

    I've gotten away with being far more offensive directly at people, then I called Jon C. (from the article today) a lazy cunt and apparently that wasn't allowed.

    The front page is a whole different world. Who knows what those savages get up to?



  • @eViLegion said:

    I've gotten away with being far more offensive directly at people, then I called Jon C. (from the article today) a lazy cunt and apparently that wasn't allowed.

    Wait, when you say "here" do you mean "here (the forum)" or "here (the front page)"?

    Because I can tell you right now the front page is a completely different world with no link to this one. I wager the moderation is similarly completely different.



  • @eViLegion said:

    I periodically appear to get moderated for use of the word cunt.
     

    Not likely. Are you sure you're wholly fabricating events in your mind?



  • @eViLegion said:

    then I called Jon C. (from the article today) a lazy cunt and apparently that wasn't allowed.
     

    Oh, I should have read the thread. The front page articles are a whole different ecosystem, you stupid cunt.

     

    This forum is basically the speakeasy in the back of the establishment, where the front has to keep up appearances more.



  • I would never moderate "cunt". The only non-spam I would moderate would be strong racial slurs, used in earnest. Like, if you call someone the n-word, expect to get censored or deleted. If you used it while talking about the word itself, or while trying to make a point about racism, that I would leave alone. Same thing about any other racial slurs. (And before someone whines, "European" and "American" aren't races..)



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    (And before someone whines, "European" and "American" aren't races..)
    You'd think that would be obvious.  In races, there's supposed to be a winner.



  • I got moderated all the time when I used to post on the front page comments. But to be fair, a huge number of my posts were the Darth Vader "I've X'd your Y, pray I don't X it any further" meme when that was popular. Call me juvenile but I got too much of a kick from that one.



  • @mott555 said:

    I got moderated all the time when I used to post on the front page comments. But to be fair, a huge number of my posts were the Darth Vader "I've X'd your Y, pray I don't X it any further" meme when that was popular. Call me juvenile but I got too much of a kick from that one.

     

    I moderated your Darth Vader "I've X'd your Y, pray I don't X it any further" post. Pray I don't moderate it any further.

     



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @mott555 said:

    I got moderated all the time when I used to post on the front page comments. But to be fair, a huge number of my posts were the Darth Vader "I've X'd your Y, pray I don't X it any further" meme when that was popular. Call me juvenile but I got too much of a kick from that one.

     

    I moderated your Darth Vader "I've X'd your Y, pray I don't X it any further" post. Pray I don't moderate it any further.

    Man, the front page is run by a bunch of stupid, nerdy, sensitive, stupid, idiot-heads.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Man, the front page is run by a bunch of stupid, nerdy, sensitive, stupid, idiot-heads who are cunts.
     

    CTFY


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