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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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The :retard: smiley

I don't want to sound like a prude but in today's society I don't think insults such as 'retard'; used in detrimental ways are appropriate.

This is a prodominately gay board, and I would hate to think what people would say if some kid came on saying "that's gay" about something (meaning it was bad or stupid).

To get to my point, the 'retard' smiley is what I have a problem with ( :retard: ). Not the actual smiley but of the wording when posting it ': retard :'
Retard is a term used to refer to someone with mental retardation, a handicap, a term not to be used as an insult for someone who does something stupid or that we don't agree with. I hear too many people using this term like it is socially acceptable, and this smiley basically enforced it again, that it is ok to call someone a retard.

I know I have used the smiley before, because let's face it sometimes people on here do act like complete idiots, however I don't think the term 'retard' is appropriate for using to post it.

I think maybe something like :loser: may be more appropriate.
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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 12:48 PM
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I agree, we should replace this stupid smiley.

This smiley here could be the replacement (in a smaller version of course )

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post #3 of 46 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 01:00 PM
 
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I agree that it can be taken as an inappropriate term and the changing of the shortcut certainly sounds like a good idea!
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I agree, we should replace this stupid smiley.

This smiley here could be the replacement (in a smaller version of course )
You want a Tin Man smiley?

I'm with ya, I'd love to see that smilie renamed "moron" or "git" or something.

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post #5 of 46 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 2006, 08:37 AM
 
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AGREED! we should change it.
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Let's call it :idiot: or :wtaworld:

Because lately WTAWorld has become quite similar to idiotic what with all the people here.

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Let's call it :idiot: or :wtaworld:

Because lately WTAWorld has become quite similar to idiotic what with all the people here.

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post #8 of 46 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 2006, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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That's really mature

I don't see how speaking out that the term 'retard' should not be used as an insult makes me crazy. It shouldn't and I wasn't making a huge deal about it, I just kindly asked that the mods consider changing it and others obviously agree.
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That's really mature

I don't see how speaking out that the term 'retard' should not be used as an insult makes me crazy. It shouldn't and I wasn't making a huge deal about it, I just kindly asked that the mods consider changing it and others obviously agree.


Well, you are being a bit delusional now Because I actually agreed with you But there is still a great number of crazy people here that the smiley applies well to

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Well, you are being a bit delusional now Because I actually agreed with you But there is still a great number of crazy people here that the smiley applies well to

Not everyone is after you
Sorry I thought you were saying I was one of the ones
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What a :retard:ed thread.
Let's call :retard: smiley :Erika_Angel:
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I with :retard: on this one!

What is wrong with the smilie?

The whole retard {:retard:} concept is just absolute hilarious stuff!
It has nothing to do with the definition in post 1!


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What a :retard:ed thread.
Let's call :retard: smiley :Erika_Angel:
You have my vote.
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post #14 of 46 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 2006, 12:35 PM
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I with :retard: on this one!

What is wrong with the smilie?

The whole retard {:retard:} concept is just absolute hilarious stuff!
It has nothing to do with the definition in post 1!


The person who designed :retard: smiley should be awarded a Nobel prize or something
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I like it
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