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Old 09-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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Do you think this forum is politically correct?


What is your opinion, is LQ forum politically correct?
 
Old 09-03-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Yes. Very much so. I've had to bite my tongue (figuratively) many times, and not succeeded on a few.
 
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #3
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That's what I thought. How come a forum about a free (as in freedom) operating system is politically correct?
 
Old 09-03-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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Because this forum is not fully free. This forum is owned by Jeremy and he is liable for any naughtiness we perform - hence the reason for mods and thread removal/deletion.

At it's root, Political Correctness really means to be polite. And not being a dick. That's really important.
 
Old 09-03-2013, 11:12 AM   #5
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This forum is owned by Jeremy and he is liable for any naughtiness we perform
You think that all things forbidden by PC is "naughy"? Nothing bad is forbidden?

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At it's root, Political Correctness really means to be polite.
No. PC is totalitarian regime forbidding whatever PC decides to forbid. And it forbids truth. Only lies can be politically "correct", truth and mindfulness cannot. Am I the only one who can say this?
 
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:13 AM   #6
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At it's root, Political Correctness really means to be polite. And not being a dick. That's really important.
Well said!
 
Old 09-03-2013, 11:29 AM   #7
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What is your opinion, is LQ forum politically correct?
To an extent.
 
Old 09-03-2013, 11:38 AM   #8
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At it's root, Political Correctness really means to be polite. And not being a dick. That's really important.
Really good!! LOL
 
Old 09-03-2013, 11:39 AM   #9
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You think that all things forbidden by PC is "naughy"? Nothing bad is forbidden?
When did I say that?

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No. PC is totalitarian regime forbidding whatever PC decides to forbid. And it forbids truth. Only lies can be politically "correct", truth and mindfulness cannot. Am I the only one who can say this?
I think you'll find that I am right. Human beings have turned it into what it is, but it is supposed to give us better ways of interacting.
 
Old 09-03-2013, 11:55 AM   #10
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but it is supposed to give us better ways of interacting.
By forbidding thinking and discussion?
For example, can I talk here about race differences and nations' differences? About genocide of whites? About differences between men and women? About harm of immigration? Or will I be shut up?
 
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #11
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By forbidding thinking and discussion?
For example, can I talk here about race differences and nations' differences? About genocide of whites? About differences between men and women? About harm of immigration? Or will I be shut up?
The above nonsense does not fall under the category of "thinking".

The answer to your question, btw, is that these boundaries were actually tested just a few months ago. Here is the "post-mortem" discussion thread:

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Old 09-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #12
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The above nonsense does not fall under the category of "thinking".
  1. Why not?
  2. Will I be shut up?
 
Old 09-03-2013, 12:53 PM   #13
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Will I be shut up?
If you a) have read the thread that I linked to, and b) must put it that way, then it should be clear that the answer is yes.

Let Jeremy know if you have a problem with that.

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Why not?
And I'm not taking the bait here.

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Old 09-03-2013, 01:13 PM   #14
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If you a) have read the thread that I linked to
Not the thread completely but a brief look.

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must put it that way, then it should be clear that the answer is yes.
How is shutting people up a better way of interacting?

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Let Jeremy know if you have a problem with that.
Like it will change anything.

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At it's root, Political Correctness really means to be polite.
Also, polite towards who? All people or only those who follow PC rules?

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Old 09-03-2013, 01:17 PM   #15
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And I'm not taking the bait here.
It's not. Really, why? If you said it doesn't, you have to explain yourself. Otherwise it looks even less thought-out.
 
  


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