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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:33 PM
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Poll question: Should we go banning a bunch of crap willy-nilly?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:35 PM
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1. Should the word 'Forbidden' be forbidden on DU?
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:37 PM
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2. Should we ban your willy?
Yes. Yes we should.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:39 PM
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4. Only if it's a crap willy-nilly.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:43 PM
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9. My willy RULES!
Dammit!
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Triple H Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:38 PM
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3. Let's ban the word "willy"
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 01:48 PM by Triple H
It's a negative term for my privates and for all guys named Bill.
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:39 PM
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5. No
But if they're going to ban something I would rather it be a blanket ban on swear words than just to pick out one word. I mean seriously, if we're looking at it as a civility issue and most swear words are offensive to someone then all things being equal I would go that route. But with a very heavy heart.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:39 PM
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6. What would Chilly Willy say?


Thanks to harrymccracken.com for the image.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:42 PM
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8. That image is offensive to the Swiss.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:47 PM
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11. Let 'em invade!
What are they gonna do? Corkscrew us with their little knives? ;-)
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:48 PM
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12. They will make you into fondue!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:50 PM
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14. Dear God! Anything but that!
I take it back. Swiss cheese rules!
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:39 PM
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7. I don't trust that kid over there with his hat on backwards
He's just standing there on the corner. Look at him. What's he doing? Who's he waiting for? Why isn't he doing something?
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:44 PM
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10. Yes! It's time to drop the fickle iron fist of justice!
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ant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:49 PM
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13. a great poll...
...would be: how many people realize that no one has proposed an outright ban on anything?

But that would require people knowing what they're talking about, and we can't have that.

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Triple H Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:51 PM
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16. Yes...let's ban everything...
and call ourselves "Fascist Underground."

That'll solve all of our problems. :eyes:
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ant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:58 PM
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17. uh...
..who said anything about banning anything? I was just saying that it would be really interesting to conduct a poll that showed how many actually understood the issue up for discussion. I say this because no one has proposed an outright ban on anything, but everyone keeps talking as if they have, so it seems to me that people don't really know what they're talking about.


Besides, from what I understand I'm not allowed to insult you, right? Isn't that a ban? Is it fascism that I can't call another poster an ignorant asshole?

We accept all sorts of restrictions on here already. This is not new.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:02 PM
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19. This is just a satire thread. Don't take it too seriously.
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ant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:07 PM
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21. oh, don't mind me
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 02:07 PM by ant
EVERY thread on this has been a satire thread. NONE OF THIS has been taken seriously.

The reason for that seems to be in part that no one really understand what they're talking about. I can totally laugh at myself, believe me, I have no sacred cows, and truth be told I'm not even that big on banning the word - I initially argued against it...until I realized no one was proposing that.

That's my problem. It's funny, yeah, ha ha, but no one seems know or even care what it is they're talking about, and that's frustrating, because it reflects the total lack of concern people here have for others, specifically women.


Make fun of X all you want. Don't let the fact that the issue is actually Y get in the way.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:18 PM
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22. I take it you're talking about the myriad "bitch" threads.
I've ignored every reference to "bitch" since yesterday. It's gotten tedious. I even crossed the street this morning to avoid a man walking his dog, just in case.

This poll, on the other hand, is in reaction to ALL the "ban this, ban that" stuff that has been popping up -- not just over the past couple of days, but over the past couple of weeks. And not just at DU, but all around us.

Anyway, regardless of how one feels about the -- you know, that poll pinned at the top of GD -- I'm sure one can fairly easily realize that some of this crap has gotten out-of-hand.
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ant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:25 PM
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24. heh
The dog line made me laugh.

And yes, I was thinking specifically of the bitch threads, since this sort of mocking is consistent with how I saw others in those discussions being treated (which is part of why I decided to join them, too, I might add). Of course, again, it shouldn't be related since that didn't really involve a ban.

Anyway, I'm not familiar with whatever else ban stuff has been going on, at least not on DU. Now that you mention it, though, I hadn't even thought about how people's feelings about indecency and the rest might tie into their reaction to their misunderstanding of Skinner's proposal. Interesting point.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:50 PM
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15. I voted yes, because I am unable to understand satire or
sarcasm or any other attempt at humor and I hereby accuse you of being something you are not because of my inability to use the search feature before I start the 200th thread on a topic that has been beat to death. It is clearly your fault for posting an opinion that flies in the face of my own uninformed bluster!!

fob (fascist)
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Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:01 PM
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18. Geez, I just noticed you authored this thread
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 02:01 PM by 56kid
My chance for revenge!
So I voted BAN this.


BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:04 PM
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20. I'm saving myself for marriage
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:19 PM
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23. That's not what Koolzip told me....
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:43 PM
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25. I was saving myself for his marriage
Now its ON!
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:54 PM
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26. OH. Now I understand.
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