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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

what's retarded is the person reporting something for what it's not ...
here's the discussion with haganah i had over PM :what's retarded is the person reporting something for what it's not ...

here's the discussion with haganah i had over PM :
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Originally Posted by haganah 
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Originally Posted by the shah 
We had some guests over for a halim breakfast the other day who had just arrived, Iranian Jews. I knew this before, but they also acknowledged that in general, the term yahood is preferred to kalimi and especially to joud which is deemed quite offensive. i was wondering if you knew why? i've always known to use yahood, and i suspect it has to do with the associated or implied stigmas which are based solely in prejudice/racism, akin to calling someone an afghan as an insult. the superiority complex is really embarrassingly out of hand there
Yahoodi or Kalimi, preferably Kalimi. Joud or joudi or whatever other combination is akin to juden or even sometimes Jew depending on the speaker in English. If you pay attention, when anti-semites speak they don't refer to "the jewish people"...they refer to "jews". And btw, I've never seen a Jewish person use the word Kalimi - it's just a polite word used by Muslims.

Very interesting. Well, you said yourself that it's generally preferred. I guess this guy was one of the exceptions. Haganah seems to say that "Kalimi" is preferable to "Yahoodi." If H is your expert, why did you use "Yahoodi"? I could restore the post and put in "Jew" or "Jewish person" (the term I was raised to use and used regularly until a Jewish, Jewish Studies prof told me he thought it was silly - "We don't call Christians, 'Christian people' or Hindus 'Hindu' people, do we? Why single out us Jews, again?"). But I'd like to see a larger discussion of this -- in its own thread.
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i personally, am afraid of where such a thread could go. i think it may call for pretty attentive moderation.

i have PMed shah my opinion on his post. he is welcome to share it here. long story short, i personally did not find it offensive.

edit - lol at the term "jewish person," im glad your professor steered you away from it.

if you want to be on the most safe side, "jewish" is pretty much universally accepted as non derogatory.
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I would like to request Arthur PE be given the custom title of "Tax Cheat."
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

I don't know if the internet is serious business, but this thread is, or was. So lets save it for serious reports. Otherwise, it'll be like the boy who cried wolf: ignored and devoured.
And don't forget, any time you have a prob. w/ a particular post, pls flag it.

This thread has become a sort of "home room" or virtual water cooler. It is quiet most of the time, and then a flurry of activity occurs, not all of it focused on Transparency or Moderation. If a mod like emptym wants to keep this streamlined, I'll comply, but it has been nice to have a specific area to go once in a while and check in. Kind of like the designated meeting place at an amusement park. I'd be happy to open up a "Home Room" thread, but perhaps a mod's imprimatur would be more readily accepted.
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You make a good point. Part of me likes that element of the thread as well, but the past several pages have been too much.
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I think stitching up the thread with all kinds of clutter - and believe me I've certainly been a prime offender in the past - keeps the moderators from...moderating. Having to search through three pages of our oh-so-witty banner in order to find actual problems hass got to be a pain in the ass. I like the home room idea.
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I was just looking at the top rated posts of all time - and how come SWD can get posts with ridiculous numbers, like 75+ thumbs up, while MC can't crack 25 or so? confused.gif
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Because there's a pretty wide cultural chasm between the two forums. MC people are less likely to thumbs-up posts, and I'm guessing a lot of the SWD folks, being a younger, hipper crowd, are used to forums with rep systems.
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Because MCers don't know how to use thumbs. They quote the same pic a dozen times with some high value post like "that's nice" rather than use thumbs.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Because MCers don't know how to use thumbs. They quote the same pic a dozen times with some high value post like "that's nice" rather than use thumbs.

MCers are more likely to think of a thread as a conversation ..

I do not like the thumbs system because they are so many ways to appreciate something to reduce it to a thumb up.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Because MCers don't know how to use thumbs. They quote the same pic a dozen times with some high value post like "that's nice" rather than use thumbs.

This is nice
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

This is nice

Nice or very nice..
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Because MCers don't know how to use thumbs. They quote the same pic a dozen times with some high value post like "that's nice" rather than use thumbs.

This is nice

+1 drool.gif



On a serious note, the mods might want to keep an eye on "elegance007", or we are seeing the actual line where idiocy borders trolldom.
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