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Everything posted by infrared41

  1. Again, if words are just words, what's your issue here? Again, show us the proper context for using a racial slur when talking about a football team and we'll take it under advisement. Until then, and I hate to be so blunt, deal with it. For the third time, and I can't stress this enough, please look up how free speech actually works. I'll provide a clue and you can take it from there, OK? CCSLC is not the US Government. CCSLC is a privately owned enterprise. Hell, it's not even American, it's Canadian. Now I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure the US Bill of Rights does not apply to Canada. Finally, I'd like to offer some friendly advice, step away from the site for a while before you end up doing something you shouldn't.
  2. A moderator provided a detailed answer to your question. I know because I'm the mod who answered it.
  3. I thought you were done posting in this section.
  4. 1. It wasn't just your comment. It's been modified across the boards. That aside, had it been limited to your post, we don't send messages when we do a mod edit. The reason for the edit is stated in the edited post. 2. Thanks! 3. That is correct. 4. Seriously, look up how free speech actually works. 5. Yup, but we aren't allowing the use of that racial slur in any future posts. We think it's a good decision. 6. We already have. Try it out. For the record, we aren't planning on removing every prior reference to the word in question. All we've done is stopped it from being used from this point forward. Again, we think it's a good decision. 7. No kidding. 8. Someone's reaction is overblown and ridiculous here and I'm pretty sure it's not ours. 9. No, it really isn't. Your reaction might be in the running, though. 10. Seriously, look up how free speech actually works. 11. If that's the case, then why are you having a fit over this? Words are just words, right? All we did was replace one word with a another...well...more with a paragraph actually, but I digress. You get the point. 12. Show us the "proper context" for the use of a racial slur and we'll take it under advisement. 13. You're free to make that choice. You are welcome to come back any time you want. 14. OK, but in the future if you do find a reason, feel free to post it. As always, thanks for your input.
  5. You left out "World Series chokejob artist" The Cleveland baseball team hasn't won a World Series since 1948 yet they still have twice as many WS titles as the Cubs do in the last 100 years.
  6. That's what I was going for. You'll get used to it.
  7. It's happened to me more times than I can count, Curt. Indian doesn't have the "wallop" staff member, front office personnel, player, coach, or possibly cheerleader of the Washington Football Team that plays in Maryland and is headquartered in the Commonwealth of Virginia does. Because of that, people are more comfortable using Indian. As I said earlier, I'm pretty sure the majority of them don't think of it as an insult. FWIW, I'd much rather be called an Indian than a staff member, front office personnel, player, coach, or possibly cheerleader of the Washington Football Team that plays in Maryland and is headquartered in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  8. As a reference to Native Americans? Kind of, but I'm reasonably sure most people don't mean it to be an insult. Native American is probably the most used - at least that's the one I hear the most.
  9. That says a lot about you honestly Pretty sure you missed the joke.
  10. I'm guessing you meant the word for a female dog. Far as I know, women don't have their own word for dog, but anything is possible, I guess.
  11. None of those teams also look like the Packers. Edmonton does which is what I was going for when I said they really are the Canadian Packers. That said, I didn't know community ownership was that common in the CFL. Thanks for pointing it out. Good stuff.
  12. They really are the Canadian Packers. On topic: Elks gets my vote.
  13. That doesn't mean we aren't willing to take a look.
  14. I like the navy and red. Sue me.
  15. Yeah, let's send a bunch of Redskins branded stuff to the Rez. Great idea. Seriously though, I get where you're coming from. That said, why are we automatically assuming the Rez needs us to send masks?
  16. I love it. I'll head to the city gates now to prepare for my stoning.
  17. "Lightning Strikes" wasn't bad, but the rest? Yeah, embarrassing.
  18. I'm coming, Elizabeth! Umm, I think what you meant to say is "Elizabeth, I'm coming to join you, honey." Trust me, my way reads a whole lot better.
  19. First off, let the mods handle the moderating. Second, it's been four people out of 29 pages of posts who have caused problems. I can't speak for the entire mod squad, but if you had told me going in that we'd hit 29 pages with only four trouble spots in this thread, I would have said you're being ridiculously optimistic. Finally, if you feel you can't contribute to the thread without getting in trouble, that's on you, my friend. We aren't going to lock a thread because one person has concerns about what they might say. If it's any help, use the old adage I learned working in radio - if you're wondering whether or not you should say something, you probably shouldn't say it. You know the rules. Follow them and you'll have nothing to worry about. Fair enough?
  20. Pretty sure the team went with the majority opinion of the "Natives" on that one. The slippery slope is a fallacy. When Washington changes its name, all that will happen is Washington changed its name. It is not the first step towards renaming the Dolphins because some Marine Biologist claims that Dolphins told him they had a problem with the name.