[Hpr] Spaceman

Dave Lee dave at thelovebug.org
Tue Dec 13 10:58:29 PST 2016


I have to disagree with this to a point.

I think that having an explicit tag for the odd contextual swear word is
fine, and I may want to listen to those episodes, so I'm not going to
filter out episodes on the basis of the explicit tag.  However, having just
listened to the episode in question, I would not want to listen to
gratuitous swearing for the sake of swearing, or - in this case - name
calling.

The language doesn't bother me, but the (and I think this term was used in
the episode comments) _aggressive_ nature of the language used - e.g.
"you're a political f---wit", and the very offensive use of the term
"retard".

I do believe that spaceman was making a really good point, but I think it
ended up being diluted by the tone used.

On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 6:50 PM x1101 <x1101 at gmx.com> wrote:

> I concur, HPR is a network for people to express themselves, and while I
> strongly believe in a censorship-free HPR, that doesn’t mean that we have
> the right to force someone to listen to explicit material if they do not
> wish to. This ‘explicit’ tag gives people a piece of information to make
> that choice for themselves. I know that I will always tag my shows as
> ‘explicit’, because I don’t keep track of my language. While I appreciate
> that there are other things that folks might find offensive outside of
> technically explicit language, its a good start.
>
> Keep the vulgarity, keep the tag, and let us all decide for ourselves what
> we want to produce and what we want to listen to.
>
> /x1101
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