Hm, quite a useful list of advice indeed. I'll go ahead and connect this with Pokemon and say I exercise vicarious victory by watching motivational episodes and movies :). That and point #5 about seeing things from other viewpoints is something that really helps in Pokemon anime conversations. Good stuff :).
REASONS ARE FOR MORTALS
OVIESLI MY OPINION IS FACT AN EVY1 ELSES OPINIONS R ALL FALSE!!! MY OPINIONZ R BTTR THIN URZ!!!!
But you might not always know why. Lots of opinions come from subconscious thoughts and instict.
So true... Do you know why what you say is right, though?
And this is your opinion. So why? even though it is obvious
I have opinions because some one on the internet told me to have them.
This is surprisingly...... meaningful.....
I never knew why I had an irrational hatred of dry ice. Am I bad person? D:
In all seriousness, I think some people don't really put thought to that kind of thing. They just assume views and beliefs without really questioning why they are doing so.
I totally agree with you. Especially in Greece, school kids are using the Greek equivalent as a (dis?)honorific to every person they are talking to! To the point that the girls have asked the Principal to ban any usage of the word inside the school!
Originally Posted by FrostyGaga I appreciate how nicely that quote counters why it's not just a matter of inoffensive slang. I've had perfectly respectable and tolerant people misunderstand why it is I have a problem with it in the first place. Yes, that's exactly why it's such a problem and what I was trying to show with this quote, I'm glad it worked. (Though it sounds like preaching to the converted in your case!)
It's also why in most cases the punishment for doing this (in the first instance at least) would be a formal warning rather than an infraction.
The people trying to be edgy and posting the gay slurs earlier (and you know who you are) are, in my opinion, more or less incredibly transparent homophobes. If I recall correctly, when the rule was first put into place, they basically complained Bulbagarden had become a dictatorship and started posting passive-aggressive quotes from novels and such that actually dealt with real tyranny instead of not being able to use two or three words on a private forum that's based around a Japanese video-game series.
M...MUH SLURS! :0
I appreciate how nicely that quote counters why it's not just a matter of inoffensive slang. I've had perfectly respectable and tolerant people misunderstand why it is I have a problem with it in the first place.
Thank you for posting this! I know everyone won't agree, and they don't have too, but rules for this is good and a start. :)
I'll also say that allowing people to use "gay" and other such words as slurs is not equality — it's allowing the perpetuation of the oppression that LGBT+ people endure in their everyday lives. Bulbagarden is a safe haven for many of our users and we want it to stay that way.
Look at it this way, substitute "gay" with "Black" or "Hispanic" or "Girl" whenever you use gay to denote something as bad or insulting. Most people would find that offensive. Why is it not offensive for gay?
"Gay" vs. Profanity - Blogs - Bulbagarden Forums
All the things you can't say are made up for by the tolerance of curse words ^^
I think I will also leave this old blog post of mine here, as it has a lot to do with the usage of the word "gay," and many better words to use in its place. "Gay" vs. Profanity - Blogs - Bulbagarden Forums