1) You must use the proper names of politicians or other subjects of threads.

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  1. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It is, admittedly, very difficult to have to impose such a rule when the politicians, the wannabe-politicians, the ex-politicians, the should-be-ex-politicians, and their entourages are so ripe for abuse.

    Their names, their characteristics, their physical appearance, even their beliefs, their behaviors are irresistible. It's like a smorgasbord of opportunities begging for hate, ridicule, and disrespect.

    Back in late '16, the 'nicknames' started really started getting out of hand. Trump had won. Some of the Glock Talk Liberals, GT Never Trumpers, and previously undeclared snowflakes upset at the upcoming inauguration began a campaign of really nasty nicknames for Trump.

    Not to be outdone, Trump supporters released their own volley of choice names for Democrat politicians and their supporters.

    After the Inauguration, tempers rose even more.

    Unfortunately, members on both sides were banned for their behavior.

    On March 27, 2017, vote Republican, the senior Moderator for Political Issues published the "Additional rules to be aware of", the first being the very simple, "You must use the proper names of politicians or other subjects of threads."

    There is no scale of acceptability. No nicknames are allowed.

    For example, if you talk about Biden, it is Biden, Joe, Joe Biden. That is it. "Well, the guy is creepy, what's wrong with 'Creepy' Joe?" It's a nickname. Just state your opinion. Joe is creepy. Joe sniffs hair. Joe is senile. Joe bites/sucks his wife's fingers in public. Just don't create a nickname from his behavior.

    So, that's why we have the rule.
     
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    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    So saying Joe sucks is cool?
     
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    Thanks. I generally follow this guideline when I post commentary on any forum. Keeps it neat and simple.
     
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    Joe, who is often sleepy, sucks nicknames by the seashore.
     
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    Likes his hairy legs rubbed by youngsters?!
     
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    6Actual Southern Backwater Mafia

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    So you can say Joe is a doddering nincompoop
    But not Doddering Joe the nincompoop? :)
     
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    I am not going to lie. It is a stupid rule, but it's your house and your rules, so I will comply.
    Just don't expect me to wear out my keyboard spelling out AOC's proper name.
     
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    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It all depends on the context.
     
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    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    No, subtlety only makes things worse.
     
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    Question/clarification:

    We know that Trump (among others) generates political nicknames and these will appear in quoted statements/etc. Can these be quoted without issue? Can they be used in context?
     
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    So ,
    Obummer
    Dumbocraps
    Dimocraps
    Hildebeast
    Are no longer in vogue?
    As someone previously said, it's your forum and your rules - but I don't think it's right. I'll try my best, but I'm not a pc type of guy....
     
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    AOC's supporters can't spell her name so they abbreviate it as well.
     
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    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Absolutely...
     
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    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    Sad to see such nonsense.
     
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    While the rule also applies to memes and images, quotes like...
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    ...will be fine.
     
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    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It's even sadder to need such nonsense.
     
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    So when the POTUS Trump tweets about "Crooked Hillary" we no can quote? [​IMG]

    I changed my comment. Yes, Trump quotes as illustrated...
     
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