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Censor all racist words/language

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The N-Word should definitely be censored on every part of the site. As well as all racist languadge.

asked Oct 8, 2012 by IntergalacticZoroark
edited Oct 8, 2012 by IntergalacticZoroark
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Racism isn't exactly wrong, just shunned by society. We got rid of the censor for a reason...
-__- racisim is wrong, it's discrimination in some form.
Meh, I'll miss calling Kyron my nigga in a completely harmless and non-racist way too much.
Is anything wrong with having an opinion Blob?
No, I think the reason why the censor was gone is because Pokemaster overrode it when making improvements to the site.
And actually, common definition of what is right and what is wrong is defined by the society in which we live in. So since racism is "shunned by society" as you so put it, that means it is wrong.
Also, blob was stating an opinion of his own. He has a right to express a dissenting opinion.
Meh rasim
Racism is wrong. If someone starts making cracks about your race, I would be upset. That's why we need to get rid of these words. I see the n-word too often over the internet these days.
I see it bad if someone is saying something like,"You stupid n***** go steal a TV." Using stereotypes, but playful race terms aren't bad in my opinion/
I will have to disagree with you there.
People can be racist all they want theres nothing we can do to stop that. But most people who are racist are in reality just stupid.
I completely agree. Why should we see these racist words anyway?
you do also realize the "n-word" refers to ignorant people right? Its meaning doesnt hold the same as it used to
I really haven't been seeing this as a common " problem " considering the terms haven't been being used at all in a racial extent. I freaking love black people. ( Go Kyron go DT! ). And it's generally nice for some users who like to use the terms playfully like I do. If you can name some people, ( black people), who have been offended on this site by someone using those terms, then fine.
DT even uses the word himself. I agree with Josh here, if it has no intent of discrimination, then it is fine. If someone is actually being hurt by these words, then fine. IMO, they need to get over it.
Well, DT using the word is completely different due to him being black, which automatically changes its definition when used by him.

Also, none of your opinions on this matter guys. :P Final decision comes down to Pokemaster's morals.
I'm just commenting on this post to shoot down what Ninja says. :P
Of course, trachy :P
I just think that racism is horrible, and shouldn't be tolerated.
Well, if it's used in a non-racial context, like DT and Ninja said, I think it's ok xP
i think it depends on your relationship with the other person. i call one of my best friends a "creepy ginger" all the time, but he knows its more a term of endearment than anything. however, if the use of such terms offends other bystanders, it is wrong. keep in mind that if you are at work flirting with a female co-worker who is 100% ok with it, but the devout religious lady at the next table overhears you say she's whatever term you want to use for "attractive" and is offended enough to go to HR, you cab still get fired for Sexual Harassment or what have you based on the topic if conversation in question.
What n word?

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I censored the n-word. It has a pretty long and complex history, and is rarely used in a non offensive manner.

If there is anything else I missed, let me know and I'll consider censoring it.

answered Oct 14, 2012 by Pokemaster
selected Oct 14, 2012 by IntergalacticZoroark
well the thing to remember about racial slurs is they are also somewhat colloquial. Porch Monkey is used more in the deep South while N*gger is used fairly universally, and Spook is used more in the East Coast area. I live in Utah so N and Jiggaboo are the most commonly used, but im sure if you live in CA it may be completely different.
SD, just drop it. Words can be used without racist intention.
Ninja, we're just having a friendly debate-chat. And some jokes (such as the syrup thing).
@ Ninja: if you read my last comment under Pokemasters answer, i said if you have a relationship it can be a friendly joke, i also believe that even if your black friend is 100% ok with being called yo n*gga, it can still offend others who hear the use of the word, and that is where the problem is. as long as anyone within earshot/eyeshot is fine with it then its not offensive. but if any one IS OFFENDED than it IS OFFENsive.
Surely nobody took any of what I said as an actual suggestion? They are old racial slurs, which is why they seem outdated.