Censorship in the RJ forums?

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    Sep 07, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    Due to recent events on our beloved forums, it seems that people have been scaring newer members (where the masc guys at thread) from the forums, and some (aka me) being banned for their behaviour.

    I believe we should be promoting discussion as a solution, not censorship.




    I'll begin, I suppose.

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    Recently I was downgraded from a decent-sized room (large closet, double bed, enough floor space for my television and video games) attached to my own kitchenette (full-sized fridge, sink, microwave) and bathroom (including shower) at the end of a hallway where nobody bothered me to a room that is quite possibly smaller than a regulation prison cell and is attached to a hallway on the first floor that literally half of the people living in this building walk past daily. There is also no washroom on my floor, only upstairs. I also have to go upstairs if I want to use a microwave, which is all they have. I have a mini-fridge in my room but it has no freezer so I can't keep anything frozen.

    Due to this downgrade in quality of living, not only does all of my stuff not fit in my room thus mostly staying packed and resulting in me not knowing where many of my things are (clothes are piled everywhere, extra stuff is shoved under my bed, and my desk is crowded) but I must either deal with hearing people chatting as they walk by or screaming/yelling at night when they are drunk, or play music very loudly to drown them out. I have OCD (my stuff NEEDS to be orgnanized) and I am very easily stressed out; I have tourettes, which causes stress to manifest itself physically in ticks. My physical tick is in my neck, and it gets so bad sometimes that my neck muscles are in pain from being flexed/clenched so often and so quickly. I also get headaches easily, & often have trouble falling asleep, so these are extremely poor conditions for me to be living in. Also, the air conditioning hardly works and I am either overheating because the window is closed or freezing because the window is open.

    Oh yeah, and now I can't walk around in my undies when I go to the washroom. icon_sad.gif

    TL;DR: My living conditions are almost that of living in a prison cell. It drives me batshit crazy and I have been taking out my frustration online.
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    Sep 07, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    I've no idea what TL;DR means, but i don't like the second one, I prefer orange over red
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    Sep 07, 2011 5:03 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI've no idea what TL;DR means, but i don't like the second one, I prefer orange over red
    Too long; didn't read.
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    Sep 07, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    lilTanker saidI've no idea what TL;DR means, but i don't like the second one, I prefer orange over red
    Too long; didn't read.

    AH, fantastic
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    Sep 07, 2011 5:26 AM GMT
    Re thread topic:

    I'm not a fan of censorship amongst grown adults, online or elsewhere. I refuse to censor what I want to say/joke about because of sensitive-suzies who may become unreasonably trigger-happy offended at the drop of a hat. Learn to respond and grow a thicker skin. Adapt to your environment.

    That isn't to say 'anything goes' necessarily. There is such a thing as excessive abuse of free speech IMO, but the freshhold should as high as possible without crossing into truly vile and damaging territory. But otherwise, all else is fair game.
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    Sep 07, 2011 5:27 AM GMT
    Are you in a dormitory? They won't move you?
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    Sep 07, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    commoncoll saidAre you in a dormitory? They won't move you?
    I apparently applied late for this semester. I applied in April? and I was supposed to in February. I don't read their stupid fucking newsletters because I hate school events and I hate all the douchebags that fucking live here so I didn't know the deadline.
    The only way I got a room is because I'm registered with disability services because of my depression. Otherwise I would have been on the wait list and somebody else on the list would have the room.
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    Sep 07, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    I'm the only one other than Friendsrbutter that's willing to spill their guts out on the internetz?
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    Sep 07, 2011 5:41 AM GMT
    _SAGE_ saidRe thread topic:

    I'm not a fan of censorship amongst grown adults, online or elsewhere. I refuse to censor what I want to say/joke about because of sensitive-suzies who may become unreasonably trigger-happy offended at the drop of a hat. Learn to respond and grow a thicker skin. Adapt to your environment.

    That isn't to say 'anything goes' necessarily. There is such a thing as excessive abuse of free speech IMO, but the freshhold should as high as possible without crossing into truly vile and damaging territory. But otherwise, all else is fair game.
    This.
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    Sep 07, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    Anduru saidI'm the only one other than Friendsrbutter that's willing to spill their guts out on the internetz?


    spill what? random personal shit?
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    Sep 07, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
    rosco87 said
    Anduru saidI'm the only one other than Friendsrbutter that's willing to spill their guts out on the internetz?
    spill what? random personal shit?
    Ofc.

    I wanna know what makes everyone as mean or bitter or stupid as they are. icon_surprised.gif
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    Sep 07, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    rosco87 said
    Anduru saidI'm the only one other than Friendsrbutter that's willing to spill their guts out on the internetz?
    spill what? random personal shit?
    Ofc.

    I wanna know what makes everyone as mean or bitter or stupid as they are. icon_surprised.gif


    in one sentence it would be too much info
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
    Lately people got me all tied up, there's a countdown waiting for me to erupt, time to blow out~
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:15 AM GMT
    Anduru saidLately people got me all tied up, there's a countdown waiting for me to erupt, time to blow out~


    well, i'll tell you one thing. i'm saying this because it sounds like you don't have as much shit as you think you do. i may be wrong. i don't mean to belittle your problems, sometimes hearing other people have worse shit puts things into perspective.

    i was always pretty bitter but the main thing driving my bitterness the last 4 years is i found out i look just like my psychotic uncle (whom i never met, died when i was 7 and he wasn't allowed near me anyway) who killed 6 people that we know of and raped people among many other evil things i'm sure. i found out from his daughter who i hadn't seen since i was a real little kid. i asked her about it because it had crossed my mind that i might look like him and she immediately said "just because you look like him doesn't mean you act like him"

    i then understood why my entire family acts weird to me and my sister threatens to call the cops if i yell at her too much (i kind of tend to flip out sometimes). also seems to be the main factor fucking up my current life situation, i've been trying to work for 2 years now to avoid disability and it became very clear recently i'd have to apply for it. i'm seeing an anxiety and trauma counselor.

    there's sooooo much more to that, i don't want to talk about it though. as well as other intensely fucked up things that have happened to me or around me.

    i've gone well beyond blowing up at this point, my anxiety gets so bad i pass out and there's something about the neurological signals from stress this bad that basically makes your brain fry. i don't remember a year or 2 of my life that well because of it.
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:25 AM GMT
    rosco87 said
    Anduru saidLately people got me all tied up, there's a countdown waiting for me to erupt, time to blow out~
    well, i'll tell you one thing. i'm saying this because it sounds like you don't have as much shit as you think you do. i may be wrong. i don't mean to belittle your problems, sometimes hearing other people have worse shit puts things into perspective.

    [fucked story]
    lol i was quoting britney spears
    but anyways, peoples problems are subjective.
    there are starving children in africa. that is irrelevant to me because it does not affect me.

    http://www.richworldproblems.com
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:27 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    rosco87 said
    Anduru saidLately people got me all tied up, there's a countdown waiting for me to erupt, time to blow out~
    well, i'll tell you one thing. i'm saying this because it sounds like you don't have as much shit as you think you do. i may be wrong. i don't mean to belittle your problems, sometimes hearing other people have worse shit puts things into perspective.

    [fucked story]
    lol i was quoting britney spears
    but anyways, peoples problems are subjective.
    there are starving children in africa. that is irrelevant to me because it does not affect me.

    http://www.richworldproblems.com


    it's not irrelevant to you, it's just something to make you think. it won't improve your situation, no. i expected you to be more mature about that, go fuck yourself.

    it's also ridiculously fucking ironic that this is next to another thread where your bitching at someone for talking to you about suicide that way than you call that a rich world problem. my mother got fucking raped by him and my father calls me by his name you piece of shit.
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    rosco87 saidit's not irrelevant to you, it's just something to make you think. it won't improve your situation, no. i expected you to be more mature about that, go fuck yourself.
    i don't know what to say about it. your family is stupid for not realizing that you aren't somebody else

    i wouldn't be offended if somebody said my problems were irrelevant.
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:33 AM GMT
    you're on ignore you immature bitch. a long time coming too...
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:34 AM GMT
    rosco87 saidit's not irrelevant to you, it's just something to make you think. it won't improve your situation, no. i expected you to be more mature about that, go fuck yourself.

    it's also ridiculously fucking ironic that this is next to another thread where your bitching at someone for talking to you about suicide that way than you call that a rich world problem. my mother got fucking raped by him and my father calls me by his name you piece of shit.
    um, that's not what i was saying.

    i was putting that website up in relation to the idea that some people think that things like those are major problems.
    it was referring to "it's irrelevant that there are starving children in africa"

    edit: somebody quote me on this icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:40 AM GMT
    Anduru has done what I failed to try to do a couple of years ago. Bring RJ out of it's hyper-sensitive PC douche-baggery state and levity it up with what all over forums have: GIFs, videos, lulz, trolls, and epics. He probably got banned because some old dude got upset and as usual mistook the internet for the reality.

    And for that Anduru is now in the "I Got Banned But Now I'm Back On RJ" hall of fame. Welcome to our club. ;)
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
    _SAGE_ saidRe thread topic:

    I'm not a fan of censorship amongst grown adults, online or elsewhere. I refuse to censor what I want to say/joke about because of sensitive-suzies who may become unreasonably trigger-happy offended at the drop of a hat. Learn to respond and grow a thicker skin. Adapt to your environment.


    Yeah...can't really make that many AIDS jokes though. People over 40 get upset in here.

    But, like the holocaust...in another 20-30 years AIDS is going to be totally funny finally. I mean...except when you go to a memorial and realize how much of douche bag you are for making jokes when you see tombstones of so many dead people in front of you. But well, you know...jokes are fun when you're not in front of graves.
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:44 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    rosco87 saidit's not irrelevant to you, it's just something to make you think. it won't improve your situation, no. i expected you to be more mature about that, go fuck yourself.

    it's also ridiculously fucking ironic that this is next to another thread where your bitching at someone for talking to you about suicide that way than you call that a rich world problem. my mother got fucking raped by him and my father calls me by his name you piece of shit.
    um, that's not what i was saying.

    i was putting that website up in relation to the idea that some people think that things like those are major problems.
    it was referring to "it's irrelevant that there are starving children in africa"

    edit: somebody quote me on this icon_neutral.gif


    um....im quoting you?

    did I do that right or did I make butthurt?
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidBut, like the holocaust...in another 20-30 years AIDS is going to be totally funny finally. I mean...except when you go to a memorial and realize how much of douche bag you are for making jokes when you see tombstones of so many dead people in front of you. But well, you know...jokes are fun when you're not in front of graves.
    6a00d8341c60bf53ef0120a94a7e85970b-500wi

    I'm still laughing. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    Anduru = awesome

    Butthurt people = bad at bottoming
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    Sep 07, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    FrostedFlakes saidAnduru = awesome
    Butthurt people = bad at bottoming
    I don't get butthurt. I'm an amazing bottom, or so I'm told. It's cuz I'm fresh n tight.