AllusiveTurtle wrote:Hi Edwin, sorry, but I'm going to be honest, in view of recent events, your subtitle (Prove your love for these United States by blowing them up) is in very poor taste...
Gazisdaman wrote:AllusiveTurtle wrote:Hi Edwin, sorry, but I'm going to be honest, in view of recent events, your subtitle (Prove your love for these United States by blowing them up) is in very poor taste...
Wow. I can't portray in words what I feel about this, I'll attempt to sum it up in a few, oversensitive, killjoy, snively, nitpicky, misunderstanding. That's not even close but I don't want to write a two page essay that I feel is necessary, please understand it was very hard for me to suppress my rage here.
I fail to understand your rage - I'm not being over sensitive - but my brother-in-law lives in Boston and ran in the marathon - he was traumatised by the events there. Just because it doesn't affect you personally, doesn't mean that others are also immune. How am I a killjoy? Or for that matter snively. Are you actually aware of the meaning of these words? I made an observation that the comment was in poor taste, no more, and I have seen more than one person from the States on this website; the internet knows no distance and can be viewed by all, no matter where you are from. I am not entirely sure what your problem is, but lack of consideration for the feelings of others may be one of them.
SilentDark wrote:I can see this getting kinda bad really quickly
I can see why some people might get a little upset by the original tag line but it was obvious that it wasn't even a reference to the events in Boston and by doing this kind of censoring aren't we giving these people what they want, the satisfaction that they are going to have a far reaching effect on the way we live our lives.
Keep calm and carry on, don't give these scumbags what they want, our fear.
AllusiveTurtle wrote:Changing it hasn’t altered the article in any way; it’s just now there is no risk of anyone being offended.
FishyGinger wrote:AllusiveTurtle wrote:Changing it hasn’t altered the article in any way; it’s just now there is no risk of anyone being offended.
I wouldn't go that far. Show the piece on the bbc and I bet someone writes in to complain. Problem is where do we stop censoring in case we offend someone? Who's to say what is and isn't offensive?
I don't agree with censorship at all, and I don't believe that is what is at stake here. If Edwin was wanting to make a point, then he would have been perfectly entitled to do so, and I would have said nothing more on the subject. I made an observation and I assume that Edwin understood what I was saying. I agree that people can (and do!) complain about anything, but that is not what I was doing, I wasn't complaining, I was making an observation. My thoughts were twofold; firstly, would someone affected by the tagline be offended by the comment (that in fairness added nothing to the actual aticle)? And would Edwin (who I am certain meant nothing by the tagline) want to unwittingly offend someone, and then face critiscim for having done so?
Maybe I think things to deeply, but I was simply attempting to be considerate.
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