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Repost: OFFENSIVE MISUSE of title ability by the Administration

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Wattowatta, Jun 4, 2002.

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  1. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    According to the [link=http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary]Merrium-Webster[/link] online dictionary...
    [blockquote]
    Main Entry: 3dink
    Function: noun
    Etymology: perhaps from dink, disparaging name for a Vietnamese
    Date: 1974
    slang : NITWIT, JERK, NERD
    [/blockquote]

    I'd assumed that the Manager in question meant Nitwit, jerk, or nerd. Until this thing came up, I'd never heard it refering to someone Vietnamese before. Must be because I'm Canadian... ?[face_plain]
     
  2. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Any mature individual would have executed this so-called "experiment" upon his/her own title, using something along the lines of "Testing Title Feature" as the text.

    It ain't rocket science.



    EDIT: I'm American as apple pie and at least half as smart, but I never heard of that definition either, Gandolf.
     
  3. ReaperFett

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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    Good grief man, isn't there something more important to complain about? Like, I dont know, ANYTHING?



     
  4. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've also never heard "dink" used in that particular way. I always thought it was just a slightly less offensive replacement for "idiot."

    Hmmmm...

     
  5. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    exactly, BYOB.
     
  6. The Bigger Fish

    The Bigger Fish Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Lamest. Protest. Ever.
     
  7. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nah, I'm sure we can top this one.
     
  8. JediMasterAaron

    JediMasterAaron Jedi Knight star 5

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    Good grief man, isn't there something more important to complain about? Like, I dont know, ANYTHING?

    More important than racial slanders from the mods? Even if he didn't mean it, the mod responsible needs to issue an apology.

    JMA
     
  9. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So "dink" is considered a racial slur, now?

     
  10. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    if this is the lamest protest ever, then the 'idolization' of any member of the JC (& it's been done) is very stupid.
     
  11. The Bigger Fish

    The Bigger Fish Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I just sent an e-mail to CNN. It should be on soon...
     
  12. ReaperFett

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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    it means idiot or similar over here. Not that. And most people here would think that. But some people just have this urge to cry about anything that anyone in the administration does.
     
  13. JediMasterAaron

    JediMasterAaron Jedi Knight star 5

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    So "dink" is considered a racial slur, now?

    A form of one, yes. Did you fail to see Gandolf's post?

    JMA

    But some people just have this urge to cry about anything that anyone in the administration does.

    I would tend to agree with you Reaper, but I feel like this is legit. Like I said, even if it wasn't meant like that, an apology is in order.

    JMA
     
  14. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    it's too late, i've already sold the story to NBC. the movie will be due in the fall. [face_plain]
     
  15. Wattowatta

    Wattowatta Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Semantics aside, the point is that some childish guy in the Mod Squad decided to have a little fun and breached forum rules and human decency in the process. That, ladies and gentlemen, is simply uncalled for.

    The fact that more prudent and more legitimate means were not at all explored in this little endeavor-and that the term was left for public sight for a considerable amount of time-shows that the privelige of serving the JC community has apparently been lost on some of the Mod Squad.

    Consider it this way: your revenue is coming from people clicking on banner ads, and if people say "enough of this crap, I'm leaving," and depart for various and sundry locales, your revenue source is depleted. That means that the JC goes belly-up, and the Mod Squad is out of jobs.

    Think about the big picture for once here, guys, you need us more than we need you. There's always Episode-X or the Slackers Council for us, but there's only the JC for you. There, of course, is that one place where "everyone know's your name" for the admins, but you can't flaunt your power there.

    This kind of lame bull can simply not be tolerated, and it's about time it came to a halt altogether.
     
  16. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [blockquote]
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  17. EmpressPalpatine

    EmpressPalpatine Jedi Youngling star 4

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    it's too late, i've already sold the story to NBC. the movie will be due in the fall.

    starring Leonardo???
     
  18. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    I read my post. The dictionary I consulted said that dink was possibly derived from the name source as a slur, and that it?s actual meaning was nitwit.
     
  19. BYOB_Kenobi

    BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So where do you think we should draw the line, Fish? If mods like this are allowed to get away with one thing, they'll walk all over you sooner or later. Who wants that?
     
  20. Spike_Spiegal

    Spike_Spiegal Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Your revenue is coming from people clicking on banner ads, and if people say "enough of this crap, I'm leaving," and depart for various and sundry locales, your revenue source is depleted.

    Mods get revenue? ?[face_plain]

     
  21. ReaperFett

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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    The fact that more prudent and more legitimate means were not at all explored in this little endeavor-and that the term was left for public sight for a considerable amount of time-shows that the privelige of serving the JC community has apparently been lost on some of the Mod Squad. Your revenue is coming from people clicking on banner ads, and if people say "enough of this crap, I'm leaving," and depart for various and sundry locales, your revenue source is depleted. That means that the JC goes belly-up, and the Mod Squad is out of jobs.

    Think about the big picture for once here, guys.



    Id rather think of a picture that actually matters, thanks :)
     
  22. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    semantics aside, i agree w/ you Wattowatta.
     
  23. Hama

    Hama Retired GSA, Retired RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I thought the "Dinks" were those little Jawa-like characters from Spaceballs: The Movie...
     
  24. ReaperFett

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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    I read my post. The dictionary I consulted said that dink was possibly derived from the name source as a slur, and that it?s actual meaning was nitwit.

    I'm just emphasising here :)





     
  25. The Bigger Fish

    The Bigger Fish Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ok, so the term is offensive to Vietnamese. Have any Vietnamese complained? Or are you just getting hysterical for the hell of it?

    BYOB: So this is your idea of a brave stand against the evil admins? Couldn't have picked a more convincing topic?
     
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