posted on Oct, 16 2007 @ 08:44 PM
Glad you bring up this topic, intrepid, because often I'm bewildred as how to interpret T&C.
Especially I'm thinking about hate speech, clearly it should get the hammer immediately. But often it is disguised as irony, humour, sarcasm,
whatever, and it might be so intended from the poster. Here the cultural divide comes in, cause what is humour in America can be an insult in Europe
and vice versa.
So I think to keep the board 'clean' in a global sense, sarcasm should be, if not dealt with, subject to scrutiny.
At two instances I have alerted staff over such and no visible action was taken. The one instance was clearly sarcasm, but in such a bad taste it IMO
should not have been allowed. The other was clear hate speech, but as the post stands and no warning attached I have to presume it in the judgement of
the staff is within T&C.
The judgement of conduct is very cultural related, so what can be a joke or a statement on one side of the pond is an offense or attack on the
To me it creates confussion, though I think I know Americans better than most, I have never lived there, so I can't be 100% sure, as the intention
for what is put into those always harsh wordings.
Post like "I hate..." shouldn't be allowed. A different wordning could express excactly the same. No matter how much I hate certain public figures
I would never put it in writing.
Certain phrases beside hate, like "kill'm", "nuke'm" and the like, as well as the degatory nouns often connected to those, should be dealt