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Can we change the name?: 3/25/2012 21:44:14

Chief
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Okay, i think this is racist to the community by blocking people under the "BLACKlist". I'm not african-american but i would like this to be changed to something like the "blocklist"
Can we change the name?: 3/25/2012 22:11:39

Tacticus 
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Blacklist is a verb, it is used across the world, nothing racist about it...

I assume you are joking?
Can we change the name?: 3/25/2012 22:18:23


Richard Sharpe 
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Sadly, I don't believe he is...
Can we change the name?: 3/25/2012 22:32:47

Envaeronment
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You actually are racist yourself if you think about a racist way to use this word
Can we change the name?: 3/25/2012 23:24:55


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i agree. i think the negroes would prefer if it were called "african-americanlisted"
Can we change the name?: 3/25/2012 23:27:58


Gnullbegg 
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Is this what they're calling *black humour*?
Can we change the name?: 3/25/2012 23:42:18

RvW 
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Political correctness, well-intentioned, but ... :(

Should we also change the name of an airplane's "black box" (which isn't even black)?

The one that always amazes me is how the peoples living in North America when Columbus arrived should not be called "Indians" (while incorrect, Columbus was a long way away from reaching India, to the best of my knowledge it's not derogatory) but "Native Americans", which nowadays is even more incorrect (well, in the sense that most people born on American soil are not "Native Americans"). Go read the US Constitution and check the requirements for a president: he should be a native American (think about *that* next Thanksgiving / Election Day).

The Dutch counterpart to Santa Claus has normal people (instead of elves) helping him. Because, in the course of their duties of delivering presents, they climb up and down chimneys all the time, they are always black, being covered in soot (a popular song even literally describes them as "black as soot"). Nevertheless, every year there's a (usually minor, luckily) controversy when a few people think this is a racist tradition... :s
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 00:17:29


Perrin3088 
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I agree with Shipp.. treating something as racist, makes it racist..

X, Imho, African American should never be used... no matter your ethnicity, if you are an american citizen, you are an American.. if you are a citizen of a any country in africa, you are an african.. It's like a white person demanding to be called a European American.. which would be classified as a racist remark..

*note, American could in theory be used for canadian, mexican, puerto rican, and even Brazilian etc. Citizens.. since all reside on the Continent of 'America'*
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 00:54:26


szeweningen 
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I think everyone here is racist, we are all using only WHITE font...
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 00:58:51

Tacticus 
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What? i use black font all the time, cant you see it?
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 01:40:36

Chief
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how do i delete a thread?
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 01:42:46

RvW 
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[That's simply not true szeweningen, some of us use blue font.](http://www.dummy.com/Even_if_it_takes_a_little_cheating_:p)
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 01:52:20

RvW 
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Poseidon Lord of the Sea
|> how do i delete a thread?

ROTFL, not getting the replies you were hoping for?

There's two possible answers:

- You don't.
- You wait six months for it to be auto-deleted. (That's six months from the last reply; anyone who feels like annoying you could post a dummy reply every five months.)
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 02:22:21


Richard Sharpe 
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RvW... how is the term Native American 'more incorrect'? They were the native Americans... makes sense, no?

As for the president, he has to be native American, not Native America. Big difference.
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 02:54:38


Killer_Tofu
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I want to see a system where high blacklisted and high booted members have tags next to their names...
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 03:02:05

RvW 
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|> RvW... how is the term Native American 'more incorrect'? They were the native Americans... makes sense, no?

The devil is in the details:

|> which **nowadays** is even more incorrect (well, in the sense that **most people born on American soil are not "Native Americans"**)

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|> As for the president, he has to be native American, not Native America. Big difference.

I'm aware that punctuation and capitalisation can make a huge difference ([example](http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/stop-clubbing-baby-seals.jpg)); artificially adding to that mess (for instance making "Native American" mean something completely different than "native American"), especially if there's no good reason for it, seems like a bad idea to me.
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 03:02:05


Richard Sharpe 
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Killer... too much of a risk of abuse. Personal vendettas could lead to undeservedly high blacklistings. There are people on this site who would be willing to create a bunch of fake accounts solely to blacklist someone and give them a scarlet letter.

Also, any of the jackasses who merit such punishment would simply create a new account instead of just sticking with the blacklisted account.
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 07:07:09


[WM] Dazed & Insane 
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I was having a bad day but this thread made me laugh :)
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 11:49:10


Perrin3088 
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RvW, also, anyone with administrative privledges *aka, Fizzer* can turn off the automatic deletion.. lmao...

I find that Native Americans, are living in the past... we don't have Native Carthaginians, do we...? Native Byzantinians..? Native Czechoslovakians..? no... the title is depicted by the now.. Native Americans should be counted as anyone born on american soul.. those that call themselves Native Americans currently can purely boast having the longest bloodline remaining on the continent..

I speak this with three different types of indian in me.. My previous post supports this.. Americans are American.. America does not in and of it's own right have a culture, it encourages each subset to keep their own culture, be it american indian/native american, african, japanesse, etc. but you are an American...


How long after an empire/nation dies, do we consider it gone..?
How long after an empire/nation survives as a subset of another nation, do we still consider it of itself..?
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 13:36:24

Grzechooo 
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LOL.
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 14:11:55


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im glad my comment sparked such an insightful discussion. i also find it interesting that perrin disagrees with the use of the term 'african-american' but is totally cool with 'negro'.

and im surprised hes even able to type with 3 indians inside him. remarkable.
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 15:20:43


Ironheart
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i disagree with the word negro moe than the word african american
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 15:21:19


Ironheart
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forget my last post after all negro is spanish for black
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 15:21:38


Ironheart
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more*
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 18:10:41

Tacticus 
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I wonder perrin, would you call people born in greece under the roman empire Greek or Roman? How about being born in india or africa under the british empire?
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 18:28:39


Moros 
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Don't forget that the US was a Spanish/British/French colony too. Does anyone know any country that was never colonized/conquered? Norway perhaps?
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 18:37:23

Hennns
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Norway was in Union whit Sweden, and denmark ( not at the same time)and conqured by german (2ww).
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 18:42:29


Moros 
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Uhm..... Japan?
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 18:48:29


Moros 
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Hey, I just discovered something strange on Google Maps. Try zooming in on North Korea.
Can we change the name?: 3/26/2012 18:59:49

Hennns
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Ok, I tried zooming in on North Korea it wasn`t surprising, but funny anyway:)

Japan capitulated at the end off 2ww, I don`t know if that caunts.
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