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Postby IanD » July 30th, 2009, 1:35 pm

Assume this goes here.

Can the Mods please put in a ploicy to remove/ban Homophobic comments from this site. I think it is digracefull that people get away with calling Soccer Puff Ball etc. Not wanting to talk for the Gay community but I think it is totally degrading to Gay people and people who like football.

On another point maybe there should be a list of other words/phrases that should be banned. ie. Retard
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Re: Homophobic Comments

Postby Avenger » July 30th, 2009, 1:43 pm

Personally I'd agree with you.
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Re: Homophobic Comments

Postby ronk » July 30th, 2009, 1:59 pm

Am I being naive? Isn't the insult "poof" (sorry). Puff can parse for me as lacking in substance. e.g. huffing and puffing, or in terms of inflating something up.

Is is just the references to soccer or are there problems with other comments?
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Re: Homophobic Comments

Postby Slipper1 » July 30th, 2009, 2:06 pm

Sure, if anyone takes offence at anything, that there is a "report post" function. let the moderators know and they'll decide whats right and whats wrong.

personally, I've no problem with Puffball - just like us being ladyboys and munster being turnipstani. I'd have thought that you'd have to be a particularly thin skinned homosexual to take offence to the phrase puffball.

But, I'm not gay so what would I know.
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Re: Homophobic Comments

Postby Sea_point » July 30th, 2009, 2:21 pm

ronk wrote:Am I being naive? Isn't the insult "poof" (sorry). Puff can parse for me as lacking in substance. e.g. huffing and puffing, or in terms of inflating something up.

Is is just the references to soccer or are there problems with other comments?


Correctomundo ronk, Poof is the synonym for Gay and not Puff. In fact Puff refers to Powder-Puff, which indicates that the sport is for Ladies...

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Leo: If there are Gay people taking offence at the term, then let them raise the point you are trying to make poorly. This is a forum after all, so if we're going down that "PC/Thought Police" road let's open up the debate about what is acceptable and unacceptable/offensive and draw clear guidelines because there's lot's & lot's of more offensive terminology used everyday on here. Mostly in jest/ignorance and just occasionally malevolently..
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Re: Homophobic Comments

Postby sarah_lennon » July 30th, 2009, 3:03 pm

There are a number of words that I would be personally offended by that are in parlance. I never know if I'm oversensitive or if they're really offensive.

We do have a swear filter in place so if people see words that are offensive that are missed, report the post and let us deal with it

Oh and for the record this is a puffball

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Re: Homophobic Comments

Postby Leezer » July 30th, 2009, 3:51 pm

i think people are generally cautious with what they write on the site especially if you were to look at boards.ie or further a field so your complaint is erroneous.

slagging/ nicknames and the malark is all part of the banter and if someone posts a horrific comment or spiel of abuse, report it.

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Re: Homophobic Comments

Postby Danthefan » July 30th, 2009, 11:24 pm

PC gone mad (or is that offensive to mad people?).
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Re: Homophobic Comments

Postby tackle-bag » July 31st, 2009, 12:20 am

Danthefan wrote:PC gone mad (or is that offensive to mad people?).


:clap: Well said. Personally, I would be in favour of giving forum members as much freedom as conceivably possible so long as they don't resort to personal abuse of other members, incitement to hatred or defamation. The example cited in the original post of this thread serves only to make the sentiments contained therein even more ridiculous. Some people really need to lighten up a bit and appreciate that not every piece of casual banter amounts to a heinous assault on a particular social minority.
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Re: Homophobic Comments

Postby gfo » July 31st, 2009, 12:24 am

im in the "people need to lighten up" brigade. that and i cant see this forum functioning without people hurling abuse at each other
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Re: Homophobic Comments

Postby Scott » July 31st, 2009, 9:28 am

gfo wrote:im in the "people need to lighten up" brigade. that and i cant see this forum functioning without people hurling abuse at each other



Thats cause ur a tw@t.


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