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Old 11-01-2006, 8:18 PM
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Thank you for cleaning up the word filters. Now I can say "Alison Merrilees" or "Ignatius Chinn" instead of having to do contortions like "Deputy A.G. A.M." and "Special Agent I.C.".

The bad part: From now on I'll have to make sure I spell their name correctly. I don't want to insult them by being sloppy. And to be perfectly honest, neither of their names are super-easy to spell: Is it Alison with one or two L's? How many R's and L's in Merrilees? Is it Chin or Chinn? Ignatios or Ignatius? So, if a spelling error slips in, I already apologize in advance.

Then there are abbreviations and nicknames. Is Iggy considered a polite abbreviation, or does he hate that nickname? I have some friends named "Richard" who hate being called "Dick", while others enjoy it and never want to hear "Richard". Even weirder: One of our neighbors has both father and son officially called "Richard", and they always go by "Dick" and "Ricky"; neither is ever called Richard. I was volunteer-teaching in 4th grade today, and one of the girls there is called "Ali". I wonder if Mrs. Merrilees would be pleased or upset to be adressed as "Ali Merrilees". I think out of courtesy I'll stick to Mrs. Merrilees and Mr. Chinn (or Deputy Merrilees and Agent Chinn).

I certainly hope that people will remain civil. We might stay away from silly nicknames (such as Ali, Iggy and the Iggster), to make sure we don't rub them wrong. And I hope that the moderators will be ruthless and quick if people fail to do so, while at the same time giving feedback - not only to the offender, but also to the community at large. And I implore the non-moderators to please report those posts that they find offensive, so the moderators don't have to read everything all the time.
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Old 11-01-2006, 8:42 PM
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Thank you for cleaning up the word filters. Now I can say "Alison Merrilees" or "Ignatius Chinn" instead of having to do contortions like "Deputy A.G. A.M." and "Special Agent I.C.".

The bad part: From now on I'll have to make sure I spell their name correctly. I don't want to insult them by being sloppy. And to be perfectly honest, neither of their names are super-easy to spell: Is it Alison with one or two L's? How many R's and L's in Merrilees? Is it Chin or Chinn? Ignatios or Ignatius? So, if a spelling error slips in, I already apologize in advance.

Then there are abbreviations and nicknames. Is Iggy considered a polite abbreviation, or does he hate that nickname? I have some friends named "Richard" who hate being called "Dick", while others enjoy it and never want to hear "Richard". Even weirder: One of our neighbors has both father and son officially called "Richard", and they always go by "Dick" and "Ricky"; neither is ever called Richard. I was volunteer-teaching in 4th grade today, and one of the girls there is called "Ali". I wonder if Mrs. Merrilees would be pleased or upset to be adressed as "Ali Merrilees". I think out of courtesy I'll stick to Mrs. Merrilees and Mr. Chinn (or Deputy Merrilees and Agent Chinn).

I certainly hope that people will remain civil. We might stay away from silly nicknames (such as Ali, Iggy and the Iggster), to make sure we don't rub them wrong. And I hope that the moderators will be ruthless and quick if people fail to do so, while at the same time giving feedback - not only to the offender, but also to the community at large. And I implore the non-moderators to please report those posts that they find offensive, so the moderators don't have to read everything all the time.

I'm sure I butchered their names in my post in 2A Politics.
Feedback is important, not only to the offender and the community but to the staff as well. I want to know if there is a problem. I can't gaurantee it will change anything but if I don't know I can gaurantee it won't.

Abbreviations, nicknames and silly names aren't that bad as long as it's not a rude or insulting varient. With all respect, if you're named Ignatius and have never been called Iggy, you probably lived in a cave. It just happens, people are lazy and shorten everything.
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Old 11-01-2006, 9:59 PM
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Maybe we should put a filter on the mis-spellings of Mrs. Alison Merrilees' and Mr. Ignatius Chin's names?



Seriously - thanks for the sanity Kestryl.

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Old 11-01-2006, 10:01 PM
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I second everyone elses comments.

Thanks for loosening the reigns, hopefully people remain civil.
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In a letter dated December 28th 2005 Deputy Attorney General Alison Merrilees stated:

"You should also be aware that we intend to add it soon to the DOJ Assault Weapons Identification Guide. Therefore, the Stag-15 will soon be classified as an assault weapon."

To Mrs. Merrilees I ask:

Whats your definition of soon?
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Old 11-03-2006, 5:29 PM
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You can denigrate without being crass too: sarcasm, facetiousness, and irony work quite well.

For example -
Dear DOJ,

Thank you for sending me a copy of the recently proposed fixed mag regulations; I'll waste no time reading it.


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Comments? Does anyone agree with me?
NOPE... I dont agree with you. Its been argued many times in many Ivory towers that the "real reason" for the 1st amendment is NOT so you can go look at porn rather its sole & intended purpose is so that one may execise free speeech SPECIFICALLY on/about public officials and thier hierlings.

So while posting info on the peep's KIDS and what not is a tad....stupid in my opinion; its just my opinion....which thank God, I can still exercise in this state and to which Kest~ has allowed the platform/soap box

((metalhead climbs off Soap box......"NEXT!"))
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