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I think that if something that is against a minor rule (as opposed to warez/porn) such as sexism or racism is posted in a gangs topic by a member of that "gang" then it should be excused. This is because a gang topic is intended to be more or less private, and the contents are generally only intended to be seen by members of that gang and allies. If someone who is not a member of that gang decides to look inside a gangs topic, then they should do so at their own risk.

 

Also, I would like to question the rule against "Racist, sexist or otherwise inflammatory posts". While I think these posts might occasionally make someone sound like a dick if they're trying to sound "mean" as opposed to funny, I don't think that in all cases the should be punished. Racist and sexist jokes occur all the time in GTA, and this forum is about GTA. Anyone who can't deal with it probably shouldn't be here in the first place. I also think there is a clear distinction between someone posting a racist comment to be funny and just joke around and someone posting a racist comment with the intent of actually insulting that race. The ladder I agree, is something we don't want to see around the forum. The former however, I think is perfectly acceptable as long as it doesn't break any other forum rule.

 

Please actually take this into consideration, and actually discuss it a bit before locking it (if you intend to)

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I think that if something that is against a minor rule (as opposed to warez/porn) such as sexism or racism is posted in a gangs topic by a member of that "gang" then it should be excused. This is because a gang topic is intended to be more or less private, and the contents are generally only intended to be seen by members of that gang and allies. If someone who is not a member of that gang decides to look inside a gangs topic, then they should do so at their own risk.

The rules are the rules. Just because a person is in a MP gang shouldn't make them above the rules. And no, gang topics are not intended to be private, hence why they can be viewed publicly. If you want a place to post where there are no rules, make your own private forum.

 

 

Also, I would like to question the rule against "Racist, sexist or otherwise inflammatory posts". While I think these posts might occasionally make someone sound like a dick if they're trying to sound "mean" as opposed to funny, I don't think that in all cases the should be punished. Racist and sexist jokes occur all the time in GTA, and this forum is about GTA. Anyone who can't deal with it probably shouldn't be here in the first place. I also think there is a clear distinction between someone posting a racist comment to be funny and just joke around and someone posting a racist comment with the intent of actually insulting that race. The ladder I agree, is something we don't want to see around the forum. The former however, I think is perfectly acceptable as long as it doesn't break any other forum rule.

Racism is racism and sexism is sexism. Yes, it may be in GTA, but just because it's in GTA doesn't mean it should be condoned here. The problem is that this is a very diverse forum. What one person may see as a joke, another may take great offence to.

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Racism is racism and sexism is sexism. Yes, it may be in GTA, but just because it's in GTA doesn't mean it should be condoned here. The problem is that this is a very diverse forum. What one person may see as a joke, another may take great offence to.

 

If a forum is about something, then the people joining probably have exposure to that thing. People on the GTAForums have probably played GTA, why else would they be here? If they can't deal with it then I think it should be too bad for them, they should just deal with it.

 

 

The rules are the rules. Just because a person is in a MP gang shouldn't make them above the rules. And no, gang topics are not intended to be private, hence why they can be viewed publicly. If you want a place to post where there are no rules, make your own private forum.

If I look in the gangs section and see "x Gang" I am probably going to think something along the lines of "this is where x gang talks" and it would be. If I enter that section, I am going to see their conversations, and I should therefore enter at my own risk.

 

 

 

 

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One of the main problems with granting any form of exemption from a rule is that if one group gets it, others are going to soon demand to be granted the same exemption, saying it's not fair one group gets it but another doesn't.

 

In the end, it's easier just to apply the rules to everyone in a fair and just manner with no exemptions.

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One of the main problems with granting any form of exemption from a rule is that if one group gets it, others are going to soon demand to be granted the same exemption, saying it's not fair one group gets it but another doesn't.

 

In the end, it's easier just to apply the rules to everyone in a fair and just manner with no exemptions.

Well the only groups on the forums, with the exception of mods and admins I suppose, are gangs. I agree that's normally true, but there can't be a domino effect when there is only one sort of group.

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Look at it this way. If we allow people to post racist/sexist jokes, there are douchebags who will do it all the time and when cornered, all they have to do is to say they were joking. There's really no clear distinction between a serious comment and a joke comment here on an internet forum. That is why we have one rule in place - no racism or sexism anywhere on the forum even if you're joking. And this stance is not going to change.

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^^ I second that

 

Gang topic or not, you're still posting on GTAForums. Here you play by our rules, which has never tolerated racism. The comments seem funny until you are at the receiving end. Some are outright bigoted and acerbic enough to get the poster reprimanded without requiring much thought.

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Does a day go by where Sam998 doesn't complain about something?

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Does a day go by where Sam998 doesn't complain about something?

I think its twice a day.

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