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1) Message boards : Pirate Talk : Genius and Misfit Aren’t Synonyms, or Are They? (Message 6339)
Posted 4881 days ago by Profile Fuzzy Hollynoodles
Misfit wrote:

You are correct. Time to party!


That's not allowed here.


2) Message boards : Announcements : A Pirates' Glossary (Message 5002)
Posted 5030 days ago by Profile Fuzzy Hollynoodles
If you with your expression "N-word" mean what I think you mean and compare that to the word "Wench" you are too far out, in my opinion.


I agree that the N-word is much more controversial, but my point is that both carry multiple meanings which can trigger a wide variety of emotional responses. I didn't know what you meant in using the word until you explained it. (Thanks for the glossary contribution.) Now we have three meanings of the word.

And I agree that folks on this site should not be offended by the word, given the context. But can you acknowledge that some people may see the word as offensive? Maybe you don't think they should, but that's separate issue which one can debate.

This morning I noticed on CNN that there is a conference on the N-word at Stillman college in Alabama. It mentions a Tupac Shakur song which he said stood for "Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished." It looks like both Tupac and your Wench movement were/are aimed at turning a pejorative word into a positive ideal.

(Perhaps we should hold a conference on the many meanings of the W-word? We could have Misfit as the after dinner speaker.)


I can acknowledge that people can be offended by certain words, but being offended on this board about being called a pirate or a wench is ridiculous. I can not acknowledge that somebody is hurling insults to me for calling myself a wench on this board.

And you are missing the point that that person addressed me, I have never called her a wench (which she is definitely not!), she addressed me with a very insulting statement about my person given the context she was using the word in! She hasn't even apologized yet, on the contrary, my posts are being minus rated just like when she and her friends were attacking me back before the ratings were disabled on the Seti boards. So let's see how the rating system on your board will behave now! How do you relate to minus attacks by the way? I think you'll see some here in the nearest future specially towards me and Misfit.

I wasn't aware of that the word "wench" was supposed to be pejorative on this board. When I signed up and started to read here, I saw it used all the time about women. So, are you saying that you endorse that view on women as that meaning of the word indicate?

Can you acknowledge that when the word "wench" is used in the pejorative meaning as in this post, then addressing me like that is insulting? Then why hasn't that post been deleted yet? Or why haven't you contacted your teammate and asked her to come and clear out the "misunderstanding" and apologize to me? And why is that person addressing me in the first place?

3) Message boards : Announcements : A Pirates' Glossary (Message 4998)
Posted 5030 days ago by Profile Fuzzy Hollynoodles

In part, I think this disagreement stems from the fact that there are several meanings of the 'W-word'.

Are you now so political correct that you can't even say wench?

Actually, no, I used the word elsewhere. My point in refering to it as the "W-word" was to imply that it's a word which has a wide range of meanings and emotional attachments for a variety of different people. Much like the "N-word". I think the strong feelings shown here demonstrate that.



If you with your expression "N-word" mean what I think you mean and compare that to the word "Wench" you are too far out, in my opinion. Geeezz, we are playing that we are on a Pirate ship, this board is bristling with words and expressions none of us use in our daily life, not without being incarcerated or attending special theme events. Being called or calling yourself a wench on this board is not even close to the use of the "N-word" out in society.

And what strong feelings? That this person won't use the word wench about herself, well, I'm not surprised, but I use it gladly about myself:

I am a Woman Entitled to Nothing but Complete Happiness!

What I have strong feelings about is receiving snide and insulting remarks about my person, a post where the only intention was to insult me. What was the reason for posting it if not for that? Why did this person address me in this? As I said, if I am wrong about this, an apology to me should be posted by this person, but none is showing so far. I have every right to be angry.

That a person can feel offended about a word like "wench" on a board like this, is beyond me. Again, we are playing here, if this fact has gone over somebody's heads, then they maybe have participated in the wrong project.

4) Message boards : Announcements : A Pirates' Glossary (Message 4994)
Posted 5030 days ago by Profile Fuzzy Hollynoodles
And I am definitely a wench. And a very able pirate also, I plunder as good as any of the guys here, I'm not a landlubber, I stay on the ship also when it's in port. And I take all the gold I'm offered as well.

And what a lovely profile pic you have too!


Thank you. Yes, that bodice can make many a pirate forget all about his gold. ;-D

5) Message boards : Announcements : A Pirates' Glossary (Message 4991)
Posted 5031 days ago by Profile Fuzzy Hollynoodles
...

In part, I think this disagreement stems from the fact that there are several meanings of the 'W-word'.

...

Explaining all meanings and contexts is exactly the purpose of a glossary, and since nobody else has taken on the task I have filled in that entry: [[Wench]] The crew can, of course, edit it to improve upon my start.

...


Are you now so political correct that you can't even say wench?

And done!

And I am definitely a wench. And a very able pirate also, I plunder as good as any of the guys here, I'm not a landlubber, I stay on the ship also when it's in port. And I take all the gold I'm offered as well.

6) Message boards : Announcements : A Pirates' Glossary (Message 4987)
Posted 5031 days ago by Profile Fuzzy Hollynoodles
Fuzzy wrote:
is a post like the one I'm replying to within these rules?


There are a number of issues here. There was no way for me to know you found the posting offensive until you said you did, and I still don't know if that was the intention of the poster. It's quite possible she was just pointing out that there is another meaning to the word in question. Only she can speak to her true intentions.

In part, I think this disagreement stems from the fact that there are several meanings of the 'W-word'. Amongst pirates (or people playing at pirates) it can just be used in place of "woman" (though generally not for a female pirate). But as has been pointed out, the more general sense is in fact derogatory (as is being called a pirate, by the way). I believe you were using the word in the first sense while she was pointing out that it has the other meaning as well.

Explaining all meanings and contexts is exactly the purpose of a glossary, and since nobody else has taken on the task I have filled in that entry: [[Wench]] The crew can, of course, edit it to improve upon my start.

In general, my policy is that unless abuse is clear and intended, or unless something is quite clearly offensive, then there is no need to remove a post. When there is some doubt, I'll leave it there, as will the moderators, at least until that doubt is removed. Other members of the crew can then judge a person by what they write -- all of it, both good and bad -- and we can have a mature discussion between all pirates and wenches.

But if things get out of hand I'm happy to try out the brig again...


It that is so, how come Misfit's reply to the same post has been deleted? You know very well it has been deleted, you can see it as deleted, and I can see it has been restored. If you don't see anything insulting in that reply to me, a totally uncalled for insulting remark about my person, as I have never addressed that person on this board, since she has a history of posting insulting and abusive remarks to and about me on other boards, what abusive was there about Misfit's reply to it then that made somebody delete it?

Please enlighten us why a reply saying:

"And once this project is called Politically_Correct@home I won't be
rotting in the brig. Instead I'll be a detained guest."

was so abusive that it needed to be deleted? Applying your own logic - "In general, my policy is that unless abuse is clear and intended, or unless something is quite clearly offensive, then there is no need to remove a post. When there is some doubt, I'll leave it there, as will the moderators, at least until that doubt is removed." - it should not be deleted. But maybe one of your moderators, the one I told you about in my mail to you, is out of hands in this? As he has been so many times before. Signing me up on a site with an ad for prostitution is malignant, it shows how spiteful he is!

And the post I find abusive was meant just as insulting to me as all the other snide remarks and open insults that person usually address me with. If she claims she didn't mean to insult me, I expect an apology from her posted here very soon.

You chose who you want to have yourself and your project associated with, but please keep them off my back! I will not take anymore abuse from these people, neither here on this board or on any other boards!

You can read here how serial bullies behave.

And I'll take a look at that Wench page to see what you have said about us, the wenches, and I'll edit after my liking.

Thank you.

7) Message boards : Announcements : A Pirates' Glossary (Message 4981)
Posted 5031 days ago by Profile Fuzzy Hollynoodles
I am not able to edit the "Wench" page. I think I have the qualifications and abilities to elaborate on that subject!


Fuzzy.

I'm not exactly sure why you refer to yourself as a "wench". It's an extremely demeaning way to refer to a woman.

But hey. If that's how you see yourself, then so be it. It's not a term I like so you're welcome to edit the page.



Eric Myers, is a post like the one, I'm replying to, within these rules?

# No messages intended to annoy or antagonize other people, or to hijack a thread.
# No messages that are deliberately hostile or insulting.
# No abusive comments involving race, religion, nationality, gender, class or sexuality.


I see you have posted after it, so I assume you have seen it.

Is this the way you want your board ruled from now on? Hostile, insulting, abusive, and harassing posts to certain users are allowed and won't be moderated? Maybe they are even endorsed by you?

I feel this post very offensive to my person! Please explain to me why this post hasn't been moderated, neither by your moderators nor by yourself. Thank you very much.

And for the record I have used the red-x on it several times and it's still there.

8) Message boards : Announcements : Testing the brig (Message 4970)
Posted 5033 days ago by Profile Fuzzy Hollynoodles
What does that mean? Why seaman, why not able_seaman, what is the difference?

It's the 1.00 RAC. Otherwise the able_seaman becomes disabled :-(


:-(

And shouldn't that be seawench in my case?

We should agree on the rules how could a brave seaman become a seawench. (Or is any surgery necessary?)


I don't know, I was born that way. ;-D

But my actions on the ship are as good as any guys'

I am a full abled crewmember of the ship

we should be in this together, all of us, pirates and wenches


9) Message boards : Announcements : A Pirates' Glossary (Message 4969)
Posted 5033 days ago by Profile Fuzzy Hollynoodles
I'm automatically logged in when I come here via permanent cookie.

And that cookie will authenticate you to the wiki as well.

But with RAC < 1.0 you can only edit existing pages, not create new ones.


Then give us some gold!

I am not able to edit the "Wench" page. I think I have the qualifications and abilities to elaborate on that subject!

And I'm also permanently logged on via a cookie.

10) Message boards : Announcements : A Pirates' Glossary (Message 4956)
Posted 5035 days ago by Profile Fuzzy Hollynoodles
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Thanks for probing the limits (as usual).


That's why we blame him. Maybe a new plank walking for him?







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