Sun 28th September 2008, 8:03pm
QUOTE(Random832 @ Sun 28th September 2008, 7:43pm)
Also - in context, JzG was just trying to protect the title from a series of silly articles that had been created at that title.
um, wrong answer. there's other ways to protect a title. I wonder what JzG's opinions on "gay" men is. Re-directing turd burglar to gay is not very nice, to say the least.
that redirect would be akin to "nappy headed ho's" being redirected to that ladies basketball team's article that was involved in the Don Imus scandal.
Or let's say, "coon" or "jigaboo" being redirected to "Negro". Pitchforks and torches would run off any editor who did such a thing. If it was redirected to a subsection or stub on the properly referenced sources of insulting names, that's a different story.
If it was redirect to section of "insulting names for homosexuals" and not just "gay", that would be different. I think "gay" is socially acceptable and relatively positive to all walks of life. Although many straight old-timers who like to refer to good times as "gay" are still not happy about its adoption by the homosexual community I've heard.
That redirect implies that turd burglar is an acceptable and definite synonym for "gay". I'd imagine to someone that's gay, it's horribly offensive to present it that way.
If I were to enter "coon" in wikipedia and it brought up the Negro article, that would be terrible.
Isnt' JzG an ultra-macho kickass Church Deacon? I'd wager he doesn't approve of gay at all, and that redirect was done with malice.
QUOTE(dogbiscuit @ Sun 28th September 2008, 7:39pm)
a bit like Guy claiming calling people c**ts was perfectly acceptable English behaviour (plenty of women here still find the term really offensive.
its funny ain't it? all these uberrighteous lady admins like slimmy feigning offences, while davy and jzg go round using the most offensive word that exists to most women i've known. maybe those women aren't from his pub and just aren't culturally hip to whats acceptable these days.