thekraken

thekraken wrote

I am not really sure how much easier to understand one can make "No Bigotry". It is a straightforward rule and ought to be strictly enforced.

The issue with allowing any sort of leeway for 'intent' on racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic/abelist comments is that trying to let people 'justify' the context in which they use those terms is how you get posts full of fascists dogwhistles with a bunch of excuses as to how it's 'only a joke' or 'wasn't meant that way'.

Perhaps additional emphasis on the fact that bigotry will get you banned would be helpful, but I sort of get the impression that a great many people come here from Reddit and don't actually bother reading the rules before jumping on in to the discussion. Perhaps a system can be implemented where there is text in the comment box that lists Rule #2 before someone starts to type a reply? However that would require work on behalf of the site admins, so it's likely a more difficult solution.

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thekraken wrote (edited )

The sheer amount of casual racism and dog-whistling I see in Discord/Riot chats that are for 'normal' subjects is ridiculous. These people are definitely trying to normalize their fucked up views - and when called out on it, they try and act like the person calling them out is a stick-in-the-mud seeking to stop them from 'having fun and joking around'.

I really want a way to punch people in the fucking face over the internet.

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thekraken wrote

In all honesty, this is why I tend towards Absurdism as a viewpoint. Either you accept that the universe makes no inherent sense, or you get overwhelmed trying to deal with it. Which isn't to say that we shouldn't try to make things better, but yeah.

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thekraken wrote (edited )

I find the whole subject questionable at best. Ridiculous groups like Scientologists hate psychiatry, and they're bloody vapid useless pieces of crap. A movement that garners supporters like that doesn't exactly come across as at all sensible. What is the rational basis for being against psychiatry (as a medical discipline)?

Edit: Hey you. Yeah, the one downvoting without providing any actual response to the question / premise for your position. That only serves to indicate your lack of ability to justify your belief. Perhaps try to actually explain your position instead of just trying to bury someone questioning it. If it has any rational basis that shouldn't be too difficult. The revolution will not be started by someone stuffing their fingers in their ears and going 'LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE ASKING ME TO ACTUALLY SUPPORT MY POSITIONS'. ;)

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thekraken wrote

Greeters cannot stop you from leaving the store. At the point of exit, you have (in theory) already paid for your merchandise, and it is yours, so forcibly detaining you would be unlawful. They're a form of security theatre. Just ignore them and walk past.

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thekraken wrote

Unless you signed for the package, they're just going to assume someone walked off with it. The delivery person won't get in any shit. The only way THAT happens is if lots of packages go 'missing' with the same delivery person, and then the delivery company will investigate, usually by planting tracked (like, lowjacked) passages or taking hidden camera video.

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