Originally Posted by patteeu
There's no rule against calling yourself racist. Good grief, do you understand the topic we're discussing? If you want to generate a similar example, try to make it similar in some important respect related to the point being discussed.
Can we use the n-word as long as we're joking? Look, as dumb as the rule is, it was a rule articulated by Flopnuts and he wasn't willing to offer any kind of clarification. He's in clear violation of his stupid rule. Now if he wants to articulate a better rule so we can all understand where the line is drawn, or if he wants to admit it was a stupid rule from the beginning and repeal it, I'm all ears.
This isn't a question of whether you find his post offensive. It's a question about his rule. Because personally, I don't see how it could possibly be offensive if a stranger on a message board actually accuses someone they don't even know of being a pedophile so that's clearly not the test.
Relax Pat. It wasn't a rule I invented. I'm just the one that announced it. You'll have to cry to every single mod on this board if it's that big of a deal to you. And in no way did I accuse you of anything. It was a stupid ****ing joke that was really directed at Pope Benedict. But enjoy your soapbox. I've said everything I intend to say on the matter.