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World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 41

Pastey

When it comes to direct name calling or insults, any word is banned in that context. No matter how annoying to little keyfob is smiley - winkeye

But if you look through all the post, it's not just the "J word" (which I'm now calling it smiley - laugh) that's been cleaned out. All direct insults have, because they're what's against the house rules.

And let's face it, have a couple of words removed is a h*ll of a lot better than having the entire post removed or the thread cl*sed smiley - laugh


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 42

Secretly Not Here Any More

Don't call me a keyfob, you toast-maker.


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 43

Pastey

smiley - laugh

I'd expect nothing less coming from a griddle like you smiley - biggrin


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 44

Secretly Not Here Any More

How dare you use the G word. How dare you.








smiley - silly


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 45

Milla, h2g2 Operations

mmmm waffles smiley - drool

smiley - towel


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 46

Mr. X ---> The path behind me is littered with corpses. .... .... .... Do you have a trash bag?

I wasn't name calling, I was making an observation. They're totally different.

This is why censorship is a load of [unacceptable language not actually removed by moderator but it totally would have been]. smiley - tongueout

smiley - pirate


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 47

Pastey

There's a difference between moderation and censorship. Remember how the beeb used to totally ban thread related to politics at times? smiley - winkeye


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 48

Hoovooloo

" it's not just the "J word" (which I'm now calling it ) that's been cleaned out. All direct insults have"

But... I didn't use it as a direct insult.

And nobody, as far as I know, used the rooster word at all.

I said, "Good luck with that, J-words", not as an insult, but merely as a nationality-specific variation on "guys" or similar. No insult was intended nor can I see how one was implied.


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 49

Pastey

Nobody said you used the J Word.


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 50

Pink Paisley

smiley - lurk

Is it over yet?

PP.


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 51

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

I think of the yes brigade as one half of a relationship that wants a divorce because the other partner is holding them back..But just what are the other 3 in this relationship actually holding Scotland back from? What are Scotland actually expecting from a separation/divorce?

After all sometimes a divorcee is left in a very unenviable situation financially. It's a very big step without a plan B.smiley - erm


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 52

clare

smiley - space
the rooster word smiley - laugh


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 53

Hoovooloo

Nobody said I used the J word? But I DID use it, that's the point. And here's what the post looks like now:

The Scots are voting on LEAVING the UK, and going it alone with their own currency, defence, etc. Good luck with that, [offensive word removed by moderators].

The "offensive word" rhymes with "clocks" and begins with a J.


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 54

clare

smiley - space
"offensive word" rhymes with "absurd" smiley - biggrin


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 55

Pastey

I think Incognitas raises a very good question, why?

Why do Scotland want independence?

I can understand a lot of things like not wanting others making their decisions and that, but surely a further devolvement (is that the right word? is it even a word?) would sort most of that out?


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 56

Mr. X ---> The path behind me is littered with corpses. .... .... .... Do you have a trash bag?

You see? Moderation is ridiculous. At least my post WAS potentially offensive to somebody. Poor Hooloovoo is just getting picked on.

Or so I gather, since I really have no idea what [needlessly and pointlessly taboo word] means.

smiley - pirate


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 57

Peanut

Surely the Condems are enough to make anyone vote for independence


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 58

Pastey

Mr X, the rules are the rules. If you don't like the frankly relaxed moderation on this site, go try it out elsewhere and see how they do it.

There are some sites that allow full on swearing, some that stop it completely. We aim for a happy balance, and we're happy with it. There's nothing keeping you here if you don't want to be.


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 59

swl

Why do a minority of Scots want Independence?

1) A belief that more local politics makes for better democracy.

There's no doubting that the coalition government has exacerbated this - Scotland resoundingly voted Labour last time and got the ConDems instead. An economic policy designed to feed growth in the South East of England doesn't necessarily suit Scotland. Allied to this is a lot of Scots want more socialist policies involving higher spending.

2) Dislike of the English.

However much the SNP dress up their flowery rhetoric and refer to "Westminster" instead of "England", there's a core of ignorant racism inherent in Scottish Nationalism.

3) Greed

Nationalists see North Sea Oil as "theirs" and don't want to share it with the English. It's no coincidence that the SNP only became a significant party when oil was found.

4) Grass being greener

There's an idea amongst some Nationalists that Independence would be better just "because".


World effects of ending the United Kingdom?

Post 60

Secretly Not Here Any More



Can someone explain whether or not Jock is banned then? Because Hoo's used it and had it moderated, and now we're having it referred to as swearing.

I dread to think what happens if Taff comes back, because surely that "T Word" is a slur of equal magnitude.

A little bit of clarification might go some way to defusing this whole furore.



"Why do Scotland want independence?"

Because they don't like having policy dictated to them by parties with no support outside the South of England. There's one Tory MP in the whole of Scotland, yet they're lumped with the same ConDem coalition as the rest of us, because of (broadly speaking) the South East of England.

It's a sore enough point in the North. We don't vote Tory, and we don't like Tory rule being imposed. But at least we're suffering at the whims of our countrymen.

Imagine how irate you'd be if you ended up with a government you hated, that acted against your interests, just because they were popular in France or Belgium.


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