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  1. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Senior member

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    Spam bots be going nuts locking up the forums and search with "Hello" posts.
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Spam bots be going nuts locking up the forums and search with "Hello" posts.

    word, the WTB forum has been bombed.

    Jesus, this forum has been bombed also, LawrenceYZ is a tool.
     
  3. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    word, the WTB forum has been bombed.
    Why don't the bots try to post in the main or other non minimum post count subforums?
     
  4. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Can we issue a minimum post count requirement to start new threads?

    (My original draft asked for a minimum post requirement in order to post).
     
  5. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Something is up with the forum software that is making it difficult to make changes like that right now. I'm working on upgrading everything to the newest version and that should take care of 99% of this crap we're dealing with now. Unfortunately, it is really nice out today (comparatively) so it might not get handled until after the current intermission from Psycho Winter III - The Revenge.
     
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    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    Thanks to whichever mod (J?) fixed the title of my "flatmate" thread. If you're going to poke fun at someone, it helps to spell properly.
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    I'm the thread title spelling Nazi around here. Don't like untidy thread titles. I leave Ernest's though because it's part of his charm.
     
  8. rdawson808

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    I don't suppose there's any chance we can get people to stop using gay slurs?

    No one would put up with people using nigger, spic, kyke, or any other such thing, but fag and homo seem perfectly acceptable.

    For reference, see the thread on Prop. 8 in the CE forum.
    Thoughts?

    b
     
  9. RJmanbearpig

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    I don't suppose there's any chance we can get people to stop using gay slurs?

    No one would put up with people using nigger, spic, kyke, or any other such thing

    Did AF's thread on that get squirrelled?
     
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    No one would put up with people using nigger, spic, kyke, or any other such thing, but fag and homo seem perfectly acceptable.

    b


    People use that word all the time. Read the SW&D WAYWT. Also, people have used the Jewish term before as well. I always assumed it was as a joke, just like it is when most of th epeople here say fag.

    As for saying "homo," how can that be a gay slur? Homo is more accurate than gay, considering it's short for homosexual.
     
  11. binge

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    People use that word all the time. Read the SW&D WAYWT.

    There's also that Colin Powell pic...
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did AF's thread on that get squirrelled?
    We say lawn jockey now to express the same sentiment. It is a bit more genteel.
     
  13. whodini

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    Oh Christ that's ballsy.

    SOLID.
     
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    +1, thats like walking into the police station, doing a line off the commissioner's desk, shitting in his filing cabinet then using his tie to wipe your ass.

    K
     
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    We've witnessed history in the making. [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry but I have Kwilkinson and a number of others on my ignore list due to their incessant posting, so I can't see all the replies. But I gather that some of the slurs I chose are actually used. Congratulations guys. Great argument for keeping the gay slurs around. You're all winners in my book.

    b
     
  17. rach2jlc

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    Hi B,

    I think most all of the gay slurs in that thread are used in a joking or a non-serious way. Kwilk, for example, most assuredly is using it in a joking way. As is Labelking.

    I'll be honest with you, B, but I'm a little curious why are you seemingly so interested in having so many discussions of behavior (avatars, language, etc.), especially when it seems you are misinterpreting the behavior? Again, maybe it's just a topic for discussion, but I really just don't see why we are telling people they can't make off-color jokes.

    If the "slurs" were egregious and done in derogatory fashion, then of course that is worth complaint. But, for the most part, what I've seen of the use of the words has been done in an intentionally egregious, ironic manner for humor.

    Maybe it's not funny to you, but in a thread on which tensions can run so high, sometimes a really "over the top" joke can add a needed bit of levity.
     
  18. rach2jlc

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    We've witnessed history in the making. [​IMG]

    Yep, in the realm of spam, this is like Dylan going electric.
     
  19. dl20

    dl20 Senior member

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    spam in the WTB forum is getting ridicolous lately. Are they taking advantage of the fact that its not as frequently policed as the others?

    I'll keep an eye on it and report here [​IMG]

    dl
     
  20. Homme

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    Sometimes i wonder if the spambots were summoned and set upon us by disgruntled former members. Way too many popping up recently (several every day), and there have been none in other fora i frequent
     
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