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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:43 pm    Post subject: Gentoo Forums and racism Reply with quote

Okay, maybe its just me, but doesn't the "Mad" face :x look just a little bit Asian to you? What do you think that says about Gentoo's view on different ethnicities? Is this some kind of terrible stereotype, that all Asian people are angry people? Or maybe that Asians are the only angry ones- since all of the other faces have no mongloid features, and are not angry. Are they saying that the Asian community stands out as a angry, yet otherwise emotionless mob? This subject is making me feel veclempt, talk amonst yourselves...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my god - please take your overly politically correct self and crawl back in the hole where you came from.

I'm danish, feel free to trash my people if you like.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

muahaha... this is the stupidiest thing i ever saw on these forums :D

you cant be serisous?

the face does not look "asian" at all, whatever "asian" is to you.

nice Lovechild :D i feel the same, crawl back damn you crawl back :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cant say I have ever seen any racism on the gentoo forums and I really don't think the gentoo comunity would put up with that kinda thing.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/me sprays flame extinguisher all over original poster

:x :x :x :x :x :x

No the typical expression of a mad person is squinted eyes and inward slanted eyebrows. It's common toon rendering.

:? <-- Now this one must make fun of confused Danish people. ( :lol: Just playing Lovechild, you asked for it!)

And on a side note, these forums are created by phpBB. You can direct your comments to them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anybody really know anyone else's ethnicity here unless you've seen a picture? If you've seen a pic it's obvious (assuming you trust it's real) and maybe you could infer from their location (not that that really tells you anything). But 95% of the time you don't know and probably don't care. I could be purple with green polkadots for all y'all know.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Gentoo Forums and racism Reply with quote

kosamae wrote:
Okay, maybe its just me, but doesn't the "Mad" face :x look just a little bit Asian to you? What do you think that says about Gentoo's view on different ethnicities? Is this some kind of terrible stereotype, that all Asian people are angry people? Or maybe that Asians are the only angry ones- since all of the other faces have no mongloid features, and are not angry. Are they saying that the Asian community stands out as a angry, yet otherwise emotionless mob? This subject is making me feel veclempt, talk amonst yourselves...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn, when I saw the title of the thread I thought "uh oh, sounds like trouble" but when I checked the content, I thought "this can't be true, this guy can't be serious !!"

geez, this is the most ridiculous thing I've seen for a good while, even on slashdot (and that says something!)

The one that has problem with ethnicity is the one that speaks about it when there is obviously no such problem in those forums. grow up.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:roll:
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a confession to make...

When it comes to people, I can't stand racists or racism, however...

When it comes to OS's, I am a bigot. That's right, I believe there is one superior OS and all the worlds problems can be blamed on the inferior OS that comes from Redmond, WA. :twisted: Does that make me a bad person?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Gentoo Forums and racism Reply with quote

kosamae wrote:
This subject is making me feel veclempt, talk amonst yourselves...



while tasteless and unnecessary, i think that he was joking...

at least, im hoping he was joking. :roll:

im with lovechild, feel free to have the phpBB people add a drunk Irish looking emoticon, or perhaps a big muscular swedish one...either way, you wont be offending my heritage... :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Gentoo Forums and racism Reply with quote

jimlynch11 wrote:
im with lovechild, feel free to have the phpBB people add a drunk Irish looking emoticon, or perhaps a big muscular swedish one...either way, you wont be offending my heritage... :wink:


Here's one more along those lines if you want to go with the stereotypes...a dumb ukranian (I'm not polish, but I'm close). I'd probably use the dumb uke emoticon all the time when I realize I posted a thread for help with something so blindingly easy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I come home from work and this is what my eyes meet!?

Sweet mother of... GAWD!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol: Don't be so pedantic! :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I must admit all the emotions are yellow 8O is this racism? does this mean that all the other races don't have emotions?
c'mon get real...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. So many bit that flaimbait! Sad times we live in...

I say because of this we create a puffy haired emoticon in the spirit of the tyrant Kim-Jill Gong, or who I casually refer to as "puff-hair".
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, apparantly you can last an extra 10 minutes

ooops, wrong thread!

ooops, wrong forum!







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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you are reading a little too much into the emoticons :roll:.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jlg wrote:
Well I must admit all the emotions are yellow 8O is this racism? does this mean that all the other races don't have emotions?
c'mon get real...


I don't see why people of the same race as the Simpsons should get to be on all the emotes. :-D
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then maybe I should change my avatar! It's a black,one-legged guy smoking a pipe... Not very politically correct, I guess :)

But seriously, I can't see anything even close to racism in the forums. As somebody said before, you can go to http://www.phpbb.org if you are not satisfied by current emoticons.


edit -- supressed double negative
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody Bastard wrote:

But seriously, I can't see anything not even close to racism in the forums.

Careful with those double negatives ;).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody Bastard wrote:
Then maybe I should change my avatar! It's a black,one-legged guy smoking a pipe... Not very politically correct, I guess :)

No way. That avatar is cool. It's not racist in any way. If he was white, would it be racist!? No. Racism is stupid.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bwahahahah!! Wow! 8O

Okay, I have a question for you then. HOW should it look like then? What race would you want it to be? No matter what you choice is, it will be racist simply because you have to choose a race. :roll:
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anacific wrote:
Bwahahahah!! Wow! 8O

Okay, I have a question for you then. HOW should it look like then? What race would you want it to be? No matter what you choice is, it will be racist simply because you have to choose a race. :roll:


How about a multi-colored animated gift! If were going to get silly than lets go all the way LOL!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nrl wrote:
Bloody Bastard wrote:

But seriously, I can't see anything not even close to racism in the forums.

Careful with those double negatives ;).


Thanks. The problem is that you can use it in Portuguese and everybody understands... English is not my first language, as you can see :P

puggy wrote:

No way. That avatar is cool. It's not racist in any way. If he was white, would it be racist!? No. Racism is stupid.


Just kidding. It's one of the symbols of my soccer team, Sport Club Internacional, and the drawing is by Ziraldo, one of the greatest Brazilian cartoon makers :)
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