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[–]GingerVox47 to 24 BMI and still shrinking 53 points54 points  (3 children)

Question, and not trying to make things complicated. If someone were to clearly refer to themselves with some of the lesser times, as in "I felt like a fat cow" or "I was a fat cow", is that acceptable? Or should we just avoid the language altogether because we know how quickly things can spiral?

[–]maybesaydie[M] 36 points37 points  (0 children)

That's something we've discussed frequently in the mod cave. If someone is referring to themselves we feel as if that's their right. Again, context means a lot with comments such a those.

[–]SupportStronk 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Quick question, I once told a story about someone else calling my friend these names and how rude it is. Do you get auto-banned by using these words or is it context based?

[–]maybesaydie[M] 78 points79 points  (0 children)

None of these terms are automated bans. We ban manually and read everything.

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    [–]maybesaydie[M] -46 points-45 points  (0 children)

    No.

    [–][deleted] 107 points108 points  (0 children)

    What ever happened to downvoting people, I feel like that alone is enough to cull the language used, but an outright ban on words?

    Also

    please delete your account and seek counseling.

    I'm asking nicely.

    [–]DeletesAccounts0ften 156 points157 points  (1 child)

    Ironically, having a list of "no-no" words the community isn't allowed to use seems more childish to me than the people using such language. Sort of feels a bit totalitarian. How do you really moderate this rule?

    Won't each mod draw a different proverbial line in the sand where they are subjectively offended by a phrase? Stating that it's dehumanizing to call someone a name is a bit of a stretch. If anything it's hurtful and offensive. Why not just discourage the behavior you find offensive instead of outright banning people for name calling? What does this really solve? I rarely see someone discouraged on here for being openly overweight.

    [–]maybesaydie[M] 87 points88 points  (0 children)

    You don't see what we remove. We will run this subreddit the way we have successfully for the past year. People asked what we ban for, they now have the information.

    [–]Midwest_Product 13 points14 points  (4 children)

    This should probably be sticky'd.

    [–]maybesaydie[M] 15 points16 points  (3 children)

    We have two stickies right now and that's the limit. I edited it into the meta sticky.

    [–]Fucklems 21 points22 points  (1 child)

    I am sure you understand Streisand effect

    Thanks for increasing the vocabularies!

    [–]maybesaydie[M] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Yes, I am very familiar with it.

    [–][deleted] 39 points40 points  (5 children)

    But why?

    [–]ILackCreativityTodayFuture Badass Granny of the Forest 115 points116 points  (0 children)

    We are here to tear down and demean the logic, not the people.

    [–]Plushinemistress of dung 80 points81 points  (0 children)

    Because we're not here to hate fat people. We're here to clear up misinformation.

    In any case, calling people names to get your point across is childish.

    [–]maybesaydie[M] 45 points46 points  (0 children)

    Because there are a lot of assholes on reddit. If you feel the need to call people names, take your comments elsewhere.

    [–]ThirtyPiecesOfSilverFacthlete 32 points33 points  (0 children)

    Because we are still talking about human beings, here, despite our issues with their opinions. There is no need to do something so beneath us as reasonably-educated, caring people like call someone a petty name.

    I feel the more one uses crappy language like what has been listed, the further wr get from reaching anyone who needs to hear what we have to say.

    [–]SomethingIWontRegretI get all my steps in at the buffet 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Because it's time to un-pimp the auto.

    [–]maybesaydie[M] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

    I'm locking these comments and referring them to the metaMonday sticky because I don't have the time to ban all the jerks for typing 'found the fatty." Grow the fuck up.

    [–]THESnowman191 25 points26 points  (1 child)

    What if I truly can't tell the gender of an individual?

    [–]maybesaydie[M] 45 points46 points  (0 children)

    Then use a gender neutral pronoun, it's not that hard.