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Re: Could Mods please confirm, are insults allowed

NotAllthere- I agree. Difficult often to find the right line and balance.

However, calling someone a 'c*nt' or a 'm*r*n' - is a clear insult. Look at the list of synonyms for either- and perhaps we could list them one by one and decide which are, or arent' not, acceptable. Those two are not- simple, and irrespective of context. Saying so is not 'playing at politics either'. As the insult was reported by several people, and left to stand for quite some time, clairification was required. Thank you Mods for clarifying.
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Old 28.12.2020, 14:52
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NotAllthere- I agree. Difficult often to find the right line and balance.

However, calling someone a 'c*nt' or a 'm*r*n' - is a clear insult. Look at the list of synonyms for either- and perhaps we could list them one by one and decide which are, or arent' not, acceptable. Those two are not- simple, and irrespective of context. Saying so is not 'playing at politics either'. As the insult was reported by several people, and left to stand for quite some time, clairification was required. Thank you Mods for clarifying.
It's often the intention with which words are used or written. If it's clearly with the intention to diminish, intimidate or insult - there you are.

I just noticed st2lemans has been banned too...

Ace had a feast.
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Old 28.12.2020, 15:13
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Is it time I do the curtsy yet...or not?
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Is it time I do the curtsy yet...or not?
Depends very much on how proud you are to be identified in that way.
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I've just seen this thread. (It's the holidays, I'm not constantly on EF).

Personal opinions come into this. So do personal perceptions, such as the ability to perceive irony, which is sorely lacking in many people.

NotAllThere said it best: it's a continuum, bounded by variable parameters, and if you don't see what I mean, you have the intelligence of a concussed bee (or not). In other words, it's very much circumstantial, and that means that moderators have to apply a certain amount of individual discretion. That's just the way it is. Speaking just for myself, to provide some sort of guide to what could happen if I happen to stumble across a insult on EF: viciously hurtful jabs are totally unacceptable; repeated use of the same or similar insult is unacceptable, as it shows true purpose to belittle or demean; unsupported insults may be unacceptable ("it depends"); some insults are intended to be amusing and will probably slip by, or at worst just be deleted. NotAllThere's example of a minor insult which he then very subtly deepened (or did he? ) is a good example of the latter.

I banned Urs Max for using the most offensive word in the English language. It is NEVER acceptable. His ban was for the "viciously hurtful" type of insult (as well as repeated insults). And in case you're wondering, dressing up a deeply derogatory insult with emojis, or disguising it with punctuation, does nothing to diminish its offensiveness. I also support the bans handed out to Chuff and St2lemans, whose insulting posts have been repeated too often.

So in summary, I'm sorry that it's not a cut-and-dried situation. If you really feel that you must insult people from the anonymity of your keyboard, you're taking your chances. However, there is a sure-fire solution:

Just be nice.

Try it, it works, and each time you consciously decide not to insult someone, but to be clever/witty/adult/respectful/decent—or simply ignore the other person—instead, you save a kitten and one acre of Amazon jungle.
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I have a strong disdain for playground bullies - but hey, at least we got the biggest one out of the White House.
Love your sense of humour! Btw, have you watched Death to 2020 on Netflix? Hilarious, well in a sweet-bitter way as we all have our fair share of idiotic politicians and it ain't that funny when you look at what they leave behind..
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Chuff got banned for 2-3 days? Sounds more like a fully paid EF wellness holiday. I would have banned him for 2-3 weeks
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Old 28.12.2020, 18:00
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Hey...easy, tiger! I am busy curtsying. You stomped on my foot there. You and yer popcorn.
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Old 28.12.2020, 18:22
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Love your sense of humour! Btw, have you watched Death to 2020 on Netflix? Hilarious, well in a sweet-bitter way as we all have our fair share of idiotic politicians and it ain't that funny when you look at what they leave behind..
hehe thanks, you too! No, but I plan to - sounds just like just the comedy we need, plus, Lisa Kudrow is in it and we could always use more of her.
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Chuff got banned for 2-3 days? Sounds more like a fully paid EF wellness holiday. I would have banned him for 2-3 weeks
He's probably spending some quality time on reddit (I doubt he can go even a day without posting on social media). If you cared, you could probably even find his posts; he has a very distinctive posting style - I recognized instantly that it was Richdog of old while he was spitting some angry emo venom at me recently.

What I'm surprised at is that he didn't look up his new name on urbandictionary.com. I literally snorted red wine through my nose when I first saw it...
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Old 28.12.2020, 19:26
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He's probably spending some quality time on reddit (I doubt he can go even a day without posting on social media). If you cared, you could probably even find his posts; he has a very distinctive posting style - I recognized instantly that it was Richdog of old while he was spitting some angry emo venom at me recently.

What I'm surprised at is that he didn't look up his new name on urbandictionary.com. I literally snorted red wine through my nose when I first saw it...
I presumed it was a deliberate choice lol
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hehe thanks, you too! No, but I plan to - sounds just like just the comedy we need, plus, Lisa Kudrow is in it and we could always use more of her.
Oh yes she is, and Hugh Grant too - you won't recognise him at first.
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Exactly.

I think we should go back to mooing and barking.
Meh.

Going back ten years, here's how to really insult someone. https://www.englishforum.ch/jokes-fu...-use-post.html "You have the appeal of a paper cut"

I did in another forum tell someone to f*** off, which was against the forum rules. Especially as I bypassed the swear filter to do it. But the moderator let it go because the OP was being egregiously offensive. Modding is all about context and necessarily subjective.

Objective - and some tossers will whine "but it's not against the rules".
Subjective - and some tossers will whine "but it's not against the rules".
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This is a weird thread.
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I just noticed st2lemans has been banned too...

Ace had a feast.
Ace1 is playing with fire: if St2lemans is pissed and decides to use his right to be forgotten, Ace1 needs to remove "Tom" from over 25k posts
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Old 28.12.2020, 21:16
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Ace1 is playing with fire: if St2lemans is pissed and decides to use his right to be forgotten, Ace1 needs to remove "Tom" from over 25k posts
Thanks for inspiring him.
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This is a weird thread.
6 out of 10, I'd say.
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This is a weird thread.
Yeah, I was hoping it would be a little more spicy.
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Ace1 is playing with fire: if St2lemans is pissed and decides to use his right to be forgotten, Ace1 needs to remove "Tom" from over 25k posts
ouch.
You can probably build a script for that anyway.
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