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#1
I didn't know where to post this.  I've just started reporting posts that either insult someone (i.e. calling someone a grasshopper) or use insulting terms for groups of people (i.e. "libtard", "rethuglicans").
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#2
Thanks for the warning.

What's so bad about "grasshopper"?

"Libtard"? Sure. "Rethuglicans"? Those are bad.

Losers? If one is in the 48% of Americans who rejected Donald Trump one could very well be a loser because of the choices of a leadership capable of making life miserable for anyone who shows dissent with the Reactionary Party. Yes, it is reactionary.

We could soon be the sort of country in which we are expected to have a large image of the Great and Glorious Leader in every room but bathrooms (which would be disrespectful) if we want to be safe from harassment and job loss, in which case Forums like this might as well go down. We will still have freedom of speech -- so long as we discuss gardening, stamp collecting, recipes, music, ancient history, art...
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#3
Speaking of which, are posts which say "no scam" in the subject line reportable? Or other commercial posts?
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#4
(12-12-2016, 01:49 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: Speaking of which, are posts which say "no scam" in the subject line reportable?  Or other commercial posts?

Commercial messages such as "movers and shippers in Karachi" have always been recognized as spam prohibited on these Forums.
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(12-12-2016, 02:16 PM)pbrower2a Wrote:
(12-12-2016, 01:49 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: Speaking of which, are posts which say "no scam" in the subject line reportable?  Or other commercial posts?

Commercial messages such as "movers and shippers in Karachi" have always been recognized as spam prohibited on these Forums.

Moving companies in India also qualify.
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#6
(12-12-2016, 12:51 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: Thanks for the warning.

What's so bad about "grasshopper"?

"Libtard"? Sure. "Rethuglicans"? Those are bad.

Losers? If one is in the 48% of Americans who rejected Donald Trump one could very well be a loser because of the choices of a leadership capable of making life miserable for anyone who shows dissent with the Reactionary Party.  Yes, it is reactionary.

We could soon be the sort of country in which we are expected to have a large image of the Great and Glorious Leader in every room but bathrooms (which would be disrespectful)  if we want to be safe from harassment and job loss, in which case Forums like this might as well go down. We will still have freedom of speech -- so long as we discuss gardening, stamp collecting, recipes, music, ancient history, art...
With regards to grasshopper it may depend on how it is phrased. It could either be a term of endearment but sometimes people may use it in a way that implies someone is an ignoramus. It can be a disrespect on someone's level of intelligence. That maybe what she means.
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#7
Pretty sure "grasshopper" is  reference to the 1970s television series Kung Fu, even when those using it don't realize that.
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(12-28-2016, 09:56 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: Pretty sure "grasshopper" is  reference to the 1970s television series Kung Fu, even when those using it don't realize that.

Either way it still depends how the term is used and or received.
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#9
So now "grasshopper" is a trigger word? Some people are way too sensitive...............................................
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(12-28-2016, 09:56 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: Pretty sure "grasshopper" is  reference to the 1970s television series Kung Fu, even when those using it don't realize that.

This was my take as well.  In that context, it's a bit condescending, but not any more than 90% of all posts on this board where people imply that they have access to the real truth.
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#11
I agree. It's highly patronizing, but not especially insulting; after all, grasshopper was the hero of the TV series.
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(12-29-2016, 06:18 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: I agree.  It's highly patronizing, but not especially insulting; after all, grasshopper was the hero of the TV series.

Yes we agree on this.
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