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Just curious ...

by Evie / September 18, 2005 9:15 AM PDT

... if I were to sign up here as Laqueesha Jones and post in an ebonics style that was in some ways deliberately mocking of blacks, wouldn't that violate the TOS even if the majority of my posts were otherwise marginally acceptable?

Evie Confused

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I would say yes..
by Rolway / September 18, 2005 9:42 AM PDT
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If I remember right, something like this was discussed a while back when posts where being made in code or some kind of foreign lingo. It was determined that is a n English speaking forum and all replies would be made in English. I would imagine that includes ebonics style too.??? or mocking of other nationalities etc.. But, I think jokes are OK Happy


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(NT) (NT) Why do you ask? What did I miss?
by EdH / September 18, 2005 9:53 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Surely you haven't missed our recent "Greek" member?
by Evie / September 18, 2005 10:02 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) You think that's Greek?!?!?
by duckman / September 18, 2005 10:13 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) The one named after a moon of Mars?
by EdH / September 18, 2005 10:17 AM PDT
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Evie says ...
by Evie / September 18, 2005 10:19 AM PDT

... now you're catching on Devil

Evie is just observing. I hope that is OK!

Evie Happy

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Clue me in, what are you suggesting? an
by duckman / September 18, 2005 10:20 AM PDT
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undercover troll?

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Yes ...
by Evie / September 18, 2005 10:23 AM PDT

... and my point is if such a troll were by their actions mocking a "protected group" with their membership and posting style, it would/should be a TOS violation. This should be as well IMO.

Evie Happy

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But rather than
by duckman / September 18, 2005 10:34 AM PDT
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expose that person, I find it is more fun to play along when you know the truth

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My point was not to expose anyone ...
by Evie / September 18, 2005 10:43 AM PDT
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... this troll is, and has always been, pretty obvious -- to the point of almost deliberately posting questions known to be his areas of interest.

I do think that if someone speaks deliberately broken English on here or adopts a posting style that is mocking of a group of people it should be considered equal to other trolling and baiting behavior.

Evie Happy

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Agreed, it probably is a TOS violation, but ...
by Bill Osler / September 18, 2005 11:10 AM PDT

Dr. Osler isn't sure he has identified this particular offender, since literary analysis is not one of Dr. Osler's skills, but Dr. Osler thinks it's not worth fooling with.

Dr. Osler's suspicion is that all of us have spent too much time ferreting out the MPDs/Trolls/whatever.

But then Dr. Osler has been wrong about many things before.

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Dr. Osler,
by duckman / September 18, 2005 11:28 AM PDT

It hurts when I do this ......

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Then don't do that! ...
by Bill Osler / September 18, 2005 12:29 PM PDT
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One of my classmates had a patient who carefully described for her the various shooting pains he experienced when he touched his electrified fence and how the pains varied depending on what part of his body touched the fence.

She pointed out to the patient that maybe he should just stop touching the fence.

I'm still amazed at some of the things people do!

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(NT) (NT) WIll I be able to play the piano?
by duckman / September 18, 2005 12:52 PM PDT
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As I said ...
by Evie / September 18, 2005 10:54 PM PDT

... ferreting out the troll wasn't the purpose of this thread. Some of the personas range from offensive to merely insulting to the membership. But there's nothing to be done with them.

Evie says Dr. Osler is right Happy

Evie Happy

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I didn't connect it to any ethnic group or style...
by EdH / September 18, 2005 11:00 AM PDT
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And if I told you what I thought about him/her/it Iwould probably be violating the TOS!

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(NT) (NT) My only connection was the nationality of the name
by Evie / September 18, 2005 11:02 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) fashizzle ma nizzle
by gooslojo / September 18, 2005 12:42 PM PDT
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entire thread is bashing!
by Deimos Sallustros / September 18, 2005 9:55 PM PDT
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if you can't stand deimos' way of writing at least have the decency to email him personally instead of trying to create a bashing, hateful, flaming,non tolerant,baiting thread.great example of zero tolerance! at least deimos thinks that.

deimos hopes this thread is not only locked,but also deleted too and will not post anything else in it. the level is too low and probably hit a pipeline of some sort.

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Deimos needs a sense of humor
by EdH / September 18, 2005 10:05 PM PDT

Did you think your way of writing would not cause comments?

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Why does demios
by duckman / September 18, 2005 10:35 PM PDT

refer to him/herself in the third person?

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(NT) (NT) Maybe he's a Bob Dole fan?
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / September 18, 2005 10:43 PM PDT
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