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by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A plea
Replies: 104
Views: 1886

Re: A plea

Well stick a fork in me, I am done. If not even Rag week. is worthy of moderation then this forum really isn't welcoming to women and has a completely anything goes attitude. I didn't think that "be kind and don't make jokes about women and minorities" was such a radical position to take but I've cl...
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A plea
Replies: 104
Views: 1886

Re: A plea

It also raises, in my opinion, interesting questions about where to draw the line between free speech and censorship. Offending people just for the sake of it is wrong, but so is curtailing topics of conversation. Unfortunately it doesn't look like we're going to get a reasoned debate about where t...
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A plea
Replies: 104
Views: 1886

Re: A plea

Or maybe, just maybe, engage the OP about the points raised. There's nothing there to engage. It's all very obvious and hugely preachy and now she's set her stall out on the issue we can expect to see it over and over. The sad thing is, the one time a female member posts on a regular basis it turns...
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A plea
Replies: 104
Views: 1886

Re: A plea

Space_turnip wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:What can we make jokes about then?
Amstrad.
:lol: but seriously, if your wit doesn't extend beyond making jokes about minorities and women, it's probably time to call it quits or learn some new ones.
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari Jaguar American flag?
Replies: 44
Views: 1461

Re: Atari Jaguar American flag?

The difference between a US and a PAL Jaguar (AFAIK) is just one trace and an LED. Cut the trace on a PAL system and it effectively becomes American (60Hz). All the game roms are the same, no region differences.
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A plea
Replies: 104
Views: 1886

A plea

We live in a world where people get physically assaulted, abused and murdered just for being: Female Lesbian, gay, bi or transgender A sex worker Having a disability or birth defect Being an ethnic minority and so on When you make jokes about minorities and the oppressed you contribute to a dehumani...
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?
Replies: 56
Views: 1784

Re: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?

Every single member on this forum has been in breach of the AUP at some point. Including you. Unless every single one of us get's a telling off for it, whats the point in mentioning it? I'd like to point out that I agree with syntesis. I don't think there's a torch wielding gang of homophobes about...
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?
Replies: 56
Views: 1784

Re: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?

Kathoey are not gay men you gigantic oaf. It's like saying that some Asian people you know have no problems with you making jokes about black people so you can't be racist. How about just not making jokes about minorities at all? If you have any wit that shouldn't affect your repertoire in any way....
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?
Replies: 56
Views: 1784

Re: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?

Space_turnip wrote: Aha, this is why chip gets a little fan club sometimes. He may not make ladyboy jokes, but then seeing as one of his edited posts did have him make comments about forcing a teenage girl to do things...yeah, not exactly a man i'd put up there as an example of equality in action.
Yuck. :/
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?
Replies: 56
Views: 1784

Re: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?

Looks like we were all right about the ladyboys :lol: Oh and jokes about ladyboys are certainly not homophobic, there are several gay members on this forum who have had no problem with these jokes and one of my best friends is gay so if you want to call me a homophobe then you are very wrong. I am ...
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?
Replies: 56
Views: 1784

Re: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?

Agreed. The ladyboy jokes and the 'mild' homophobia veering their heads recently are pathetic. It's like bad 70's comedy is still funny to some people here. Which it's not. Yep it's very Jim Davidson. I am sick of the dehumanising comments people make under the guise of "banter" that is accepted as...
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?
Replies: 56
Views: 1784

Re: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?

Syntesis - Not sure if your bile was aimed at me. But for the record, I didn't make any ladyboy jokes. In fact, I had a Kathoey (Ladyboy) girlfriend on Koh Tao for 2 weeks. She worked in the cabaret and was beautiful. Yes, she had a wang, but so what? I have nothing but respect for them all. It was...
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?
Replies: 56
Views: 1784

Re: Off to Thailand. Any retro gaming shops?

If you feel the need to make ladyboy jokes when the topic of Thailand comes up, you are up there with those who make dead prostitute and midget jokes.

In other words you are a completely unfunny boarish antelope.
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: "wii u dead already"
Replies: 551
Views: 13115

Re: "wii u dead already"

Do I really need to point out that the GC and Wii audiences were very different.
by Syntesis
Tue May 14, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gamecube - your favourite title and collecting
Replies: 1721
Views: 45204

Re: Gamecube - your favourite title and collecting

Got the Gamecube out for another run through Luigi's Mansion after all these years, then switched to the Wii for the better picture with component. Still holds up! Never played through the mirrored mansion, will unlock and change that. Replaying Luigi's Mansion has been on my to do list for quite a...