Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

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    Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    I've had to delete some pretty nauseating posts lately.

    This is not about who started what, or any placement of blame, it's a reminder that you all are posting in a community that demands common decency from its posting members.

    When you escalate a heated situation, and personal background is part of the issue, you're attacking everyone else with that background.

    I don't care who started what, anyone who contributes to a racially charged situation with more racially charged material can stand to lose their posting priviledges immediately, and permanently. Our volunteer moderators work hard to keep things as fair and fun as possible, but we don't always see everything that goes on. If you see problematic posts and posters, report them to us. If you decide to take it upon yourself to make a bad situation worse, you're not going to remain welcome to post on GMI.

    We have members from every walk of life, every lifestyle, every continent except Antarctica, and more different backgrounds than I could possibly name. We've got a great community dynamic despite our other differences, and we've got a pretty good collective sense of humor, when it comes to ourselves, that keeps us from getting overly petty.

    We also see people join and act as disruptive forces. I've been proud of the members who respond passionately, and with integrity. I'm proud of the members who have bitten their tongues instead of escalating. I'm not worried about that. Jerks is jerks. Just don't be one, and for goodness sake don't be a bigger one.

    Now...

    The Special Olympics is not a subject for humor on GMI.

    Not only is it covered under the posting rules regarding questionable content, it is given as the definitive example. Posting jokes about the Special Olympics, and encouraging those who post such dreck, is inexcusable, and requires no explanation for banning.

    Report the rotten apples. Don't let them spoil you.

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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Right on.
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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghrankenstein
    Report the rotten apples. Don't let them spoil you.

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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Stop pointing at me Uncle Sam, I did nothing wrong.

    If only we could delete bad content from every day life.
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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Quote Originally Posted by plane
    Wow, that looks an awful lot like my Avatar -- I didn't do anything did I?
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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Sad that this is still an issue.


    But we can still make fun of Canadians, right??

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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Quote Originally Posted by Buick61
    But we can still make fun of Canadians, right??

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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Since English is my third language, I really appreciate GMI because I can post without being constantly reminded about my poor spelling. And, Buick61, you can make fun of Canadians, french canadians and natives canadians (I'm native...) but be carefull about Toronto...
    Last edited by BlueMontreal; 04-27-2007 at 10:39 PM.

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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Quote Originally Posted by Buick61
    But we can still make fun of Canadians, right??
    I need an answer on this now! I really do... living in Michigan, we do it all the time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma
    Wow, that looks an awful lot like my Avatar -- I didn't do anything did I?
    No. Just a lucky patriotic coincidence. Can't argue with your message either.

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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer4x4
    Not if you're from Alaska.
    It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.

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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Quote Originally Posted by civilzues
    I need an answer on this now! I really do... living in Michigan, we do it all the time...
    as long as we can make fun of Americans then you can make fun of us Canadians

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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Quote Originally Posted by Lorneh1234
    as long as we can make fun of Americans then you can make fun of us Canadians
    Sorry, doesn't work like that. We're infallible and unassailable.

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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Quote Originally Posted by Buick61
    Sorry, doesn't work like that. We're infallible and unassailable.
    And modest.

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    Re: Reminder: Racism and Questionable Content

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMontreal
    And modest.
    Hard to be humble when you're perfect. Yet some manage.

    BTW, I'm from Antarctica.
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