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Old 11-19-2012, 08:57 AM   #253
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Right, that was a good example of the standard in action. Under the standard, everyone should be able to come up with a partial list in their head of things that would be considered racial slurs when used in context. If you can't work with the standard of not using racial slurs (in a derogatory manner), then you're probably not responsible enough to use the internet, anyway.
No, it's an example of an explicit list not being the impediment to a standard that you're claiming it would be. It's got the benefit of being a standard PLUS the benefit of being an explicitly disapproved word.

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The list of racial slurs is long and unbearable to detail for these purposes; if the moderators were to set out a detailed guide with a list, they are bound to miss some. And then the argument becomes "Well, you didn't list [porch monkey, mud shark, someother vailpass favorite, etc.], therefore, I didn't have notice."

Let common sense be your guide. Anyway, there's no vagueness doctrine to chiefsplanet rules. We aren't interpreting your Constitution. If someone has trouble with this, perhaps a different forum will suit their purposes.
As offensive words are identified, people can be warned and the words can be added to the list. Roy was warned about raghead and the word can be added to the list. You don't have to anticipate every word in advance because you're not suffering any serious harm by having to issue a warning the first time the issue comes up instead of being instantly able to drop the ban hammer. And, of course, if the message is offensive enough, you can ban someone the first time anyway (although IMO that wouldn't have been at all justified in Roy's case).

Common sense can't be your guide when words like pillowbiter, redneck and whore are allowed. There's no real rhyme or reason involved. It's all based on moderator whim at this point (except for words like ****er, pillowbitergot, person of Hispanic heritage, and to a lesser extent raghead which have been identified).
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