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Just now, Bairnardo said:
2 minutes ago, G51 said:
This post is very funny to me.
People love to cry about sectarianism and then use rhyming slang for a bigoted slur. It’s great when you see it in the same post.
Its even funnier that the mods allow it.

Except said terms has never been bigoted or sectarian, despite your shrieking insistence that it is

It’s a derogatory term for a Protestant and is equivalent to calling a Catholic a t**g. 

Please don’t question the victims. They are the people who get to decide what’s offensive, not the bigots. 

Personally I don’t really care and think the whole thing is a tedious race to the bottom between two sects of society that don’t actually suffer from discrimination, but I’d like to exploit this opportunity to get posters banned that I don’t like. Failing that, I’d like to be able to call wee @Jinky67 a Shettleston and get away with it.

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On Stormzy, it's like waiting for the new Doctor Who. When will he be back? Under what name? What changes will there be?

The Albus version wasn't too bad I thought. 

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8 hours ago, invergowrie arab said:

 

At the same time minimising or condoning of rape seemed to be legitimate and accepatble points of view in the marketplace of ideas at the time as is transphobia currently.

 

Along with the regularly ignored racial slurs against the Travelling community.

There is even a user with the name 'Mr Pikey'.

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11 hours ago, Day of the Lords said:

 

He's an infinitely better poster than our resident jake who is a never-ending source of spiteful cliches, general self loathing and complete and utter hatred of the fact that he's scottish. Totally weird. 

What have I done now?

54 minutes ago, G51 said:

It’s a derogatory term for a Protestant and is equivalent to calling a Catholic a t**g. 

Please don’t question the victims. They are the people who get to decide what’s offensive, not the bigots. 

Personally I don’t really care and think the whole thing is a tedious race to the bottom between two sects of society that don’t actually suffer from discrimination, but I’d like to exploit this opportunity to get posters banned that I don’t like. Failing that, I’d like to be able to call wee @Jinky67 a Shettleston and get away with it.

*** was never used as a collective name for Protestants, it is exclusive to Rangers supporters. 

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8 minutes ago, Sergeant Wilson said:

What have I done now?

*** was never used as a collective name for Protestants, it is exclusive to Rangers supporters. 

how come it’s censored then

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how come it’s censored then
Hate to break it to you mate, but Div isn't actually any sort of authority on these subjects. He is simply running his site as he sees fit, to try and keep something of a lid on the utterly relentless whining and tit for tat shite going his way from arse cheek fans.

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2 minutes ago, Bairnardo said:

Hate to break it to you mate, but Div isn't actually any sort of authority on these subjects. He is simply running his site as he sees fit, to try and keep something of a lid on the utterly relentless whining and tit for tat shite going his way from arse cheek fans.
 

yeah it’s weird because nobody ever seems to be bothered about keeping a lid on your utterly relentless whining and tit for tat shite

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8 minutes ago, G51 said:

how come it’s censored then

To give the mods a quieter life.

Every time the term is used, we get a whole pile of Rangers fans greeting about it and shitting up the entire board with this same discussion. Starring it out tends to defuse the sheer volume of this crap (though occasionally the debate perks up again, as per now).

I'm pretty sure that Div and/or the admin have piped up with a 'This term is disputed and we're not taking sides on whether it's a sectarian slur or not' type comment in the past.

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5 minutes ago, Bairnardo said:

Hate to break it to you mate, but Div isn't actually any sort of authority on these subjects. He is simply running his site as he sees fit, to try and keep something of a lid on the utterly relentless whining and tit for tat shite going his way from arse cheek fans.
 

Maybe he should be though.

( @Div I haven't charged you for this endorsement)

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1 minute ago, Aim Here said:

To give the mods a quieter life.

Every time the term is used, we get a whole pile of Rangers fans greeting about it and shitting up the entire board with this same discussion. Starring it out tends to defuse the sheer volume of this crap (though occasionally the debate perks up again, as per now).

I'm pretty sure that Div and/or the admin have piped up with a 'This term is disputed and we're not taking sides on whether it's a sectarian slur or not' type comment in the past.

the term is used literally every day on this forum lol

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8 minutes ago, G51 said:

the term is used literally every day on this forum lol

That's not a problem for the mods. I suspect they're in agreement with the general opinion of Scottish football fans that the term '***' isn't sectarian, but is used in reference to Rangers fans universally by Scottish football fans (who are, note, mostly from a Protestant background, with the one exception of Celtic fans).

The problem for the mods is the debate to be had when Rangers fans reflexively take objection and rehearse one of the stale old sectarianism debates and it starts to eat into the whole board. That's a headache to police and turns people off if the thread on 'Great British Bake-Off' or something turns into a debate on the linguistic aspects of Irish ethnoreligious nationalism, because someone used the 'h' word in passing.

The current policy of starring it out seems to tone down the volume of these sorts of arguments.

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5 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

Didn't Rangers fans used to call Celtic fans **** (the 'h' word) back in the day?

ALL opposition fans were h*** when I first started going.

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10 minutes ago, G51 said:

yeah it’s weird because nobody ever seems to be bothered about keeping a lid on your utterly relentless whining and tit for tat shite

 

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1 minute ago, Aim Here said:

That's not a problem for the mods. I suspect they're in agreement with the general opinion of Scottish football fans that the term '***' isn't sectarian, but is used in reference to Rangers fans universally by Scottish football fans (who are, note, mostly from a Protestant background).

The problem for the mods is the debate to be had when Rangers fans reflexively take objection and rehearse one of the stale old sectarianism debates and it starts to eat into the whole board. The current policy of starring it out seems to tone down the volume of these sorts of arguments.

Sure, but “we’re Scottish football fans and we’re only using it to describe fans of the club we hate” doesn’t really wash when the term is sectarian in Northern Ireland. Same way it didn’t with f****n, t**g, o****e b*****d or t*****r.

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