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    Exclamation Do off topic forum rules need updated?

    When reading the rules it clearly says NO sexuality/gender threads or nationalism nation bashing threads. I myself have recently created a thread with sex/gender in it, and there are at least 3 or 4 nation bashing threads on the front page at the moment.

    Maybe the rules sticky needs updated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmoth12 View Post
    When reading the rules it clearly says NO sexuality/gender threads or nationalism nation bashing threads. I myself have recently created a thread with sex/gender in it, and there are at least 3 or 4 nation bashing threads on the front page at the moment.

    Maybe the rules sticky needs updated?
    Those are the general forum rules, but Off topic rules are a little more lax as long as the discussion doesn't get bad.

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    The sexuality/gender mostly refers to things like "gay people are stupid" or directly addressing sexuality and not things like political issues that stem from it. Nation bashing is simply saying that a nation is stupid, or bashing the nation itself instead of specific policies. For example, if I were to say, Switzerland is a stupid country because they're all stupid, that would be pretty blatant nation bashing. If I were to instead say, I don't like this Swiss policy because it infringes on basic human rights, that is a different issue altogether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    Those are the general forum rules, but Off topic rules are a little more lax as long as the discussion doesn't get bad.
    The sticky says "off-topic forum rules".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmoth12 View Post
    The sticky says "off-topic forum rules".
    meh, old rules are old

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    Off topic forums are crazy full of so many different topics. If a thread isn't obviously offensive, it's not going to get closed no matter what the subject is, unless it's about hacking or pornography or some shit like that. When it does get offensive/have bad comments is when a moderator will close it.

    So ya, Off Topic Forum Rules: Play nice.

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    Eh, it's more of.
    "What's wrong with gay people".
    Or
    "How do you have sex".
    That are the issue.

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