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    Default Changes to Terms and Conditions for forums.opensuse.org

    FYI folks.

    This clause in the T&C:
    In recognition of the diversity of backgrounds of the members and in the interests of community harmony, religious or political comment is not allowed.
    has been changed to read as follows:
    In recognition of the diversity of backgrounds of the members and in the interests of community harmony, religious or political comment is not allowed. Messages personally attacking, calling names, or otherwise harassing or being condescending to another forum member or any ethnic or religious group will be deleted. Offensive and/or vulgar language is not appropriate for openSUSE sponsored forums. Violation of these terms may result in being suspended or banned from forum participation.
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    Default Re: Changes to Terms and Conditions for forums.opensuse.org

    Does this mean I can't call people noob anymore because it makes them feel inadequate?

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    Default Re: Changes to Terms and Conditions for forums.opensuse.org

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysantine View Post
    Does this mean I can't call people noob anymore because it makes them feel inadequate?
    What does that mean
    Is it like Newbie?

    Just kidding...
    People give themselves that label any way.
    "Hey I'm a noob (newbie) - I need help mounting partitions"!

    Heidi, I think you understand exactly what the T&C are about
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    Default Re: Changes to Terms and Conditions for forums.opensuse.org

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    "Hey I'm a noob (newbie) - I need help mounting partitions"!
    Just a hunch, but I don't think she was asking about self-abuse.

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    Default Re: Changes to Terms and Conditions for forums.opensuse.org

    I'm just being facetious >

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    Would it be a violation of the Terms and Conditions if I would call someone a "member of the Terms-and-Conditions-testing-group"?
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    I have to disagree - for someone to call themselves a noob or newb is one thing. Applying these labels to someone else is pejorative, denigratory, and aggressive. Think of it like this:

    "I am a crybaby."

    "You are a crybaby."

    They conjure completely different settings, feelings, the whole ball of wax.

    Even Chrysantine's phrasing in her question reflects an aggressive and insulting verbal attitude.
    because it makes them feel inadequate?
    is an assumption and an inference. This is a technique for verbal sparring - not cooperative teamwork. It's like the kids in the schoolyard calling each other chicken. The objective is to be hurtful and demeaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysantine View Post
    I'm just being facetious >
    Wow - this thread grew in a hurry. I'm adding a reply to my reply, to recognize that Chrysantine was identifying her original post as humorous. Ok - that is a nice thing for her to do. Humor is a difficult thing to put into writing - you lose all the body language and cues you normally get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spokesinger View Post
    I have to disagree - for someone to call themselves a noob or newb is one thing. Applying these labels to someone else is pejorative, denigratory, and aggressive. Think of it like this:

    "I am a crybaby."

    "You are a crybaby."

    They conjure completely different settings, feelings, the whole ball of wax.

    Even Chrysantine's phrasing in her question reflects an aggressive and insulting verbal attitude. is an assumption and an inference. This is a technique for verbal sparring - not cooperative teamwork. It's like the kids in the schoolyard calling each other chicken. The objective is to be hurtful and demeaning.
    This makes sense

    We were all just jesting. If you knew Heidi, you would know there is history.

    Much depends on the way the language reads. But IMO, you are better not to go there in the first place.
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    This whole thread is a bunch of %&#@. And anybody that disagrees with me is a big *$##&)@!
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