[Hpr] Spaceman

x1101 x1101 at gmx.com
Tue Dec 13 15:38:40 PST 2016


I want to be clear that I don't actually enjoy vulgarity for the sake of vulgarity. It definitely dilutes the content. 


On Dec 13, 2016, Mike Ray <mike at raspberryvi.org> wrote:
>On 13/12/2016 18:58, Dave Lee wrote:
>> 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
>
>I'm not offended by bad language.  Too many people troll the internet
>and social media in particular just looking for something to be
>offended
>by so that they can get what they think is their fifteen minutes of
>fame
>thanks to lazy journalists who just think they can make a few bucks by
>knowing how to copy and paste.
>
>But when almost every word begins with 'f' and ends either with 'uck'
>or
>'ucking' it just gets boring and the content is diluted to the point
>where I press the delete button.
>
>I would have thought there were far more suitable subjects than whether
>to say 'Linux' or 'GNU/Linux' that deserve such a tirade, like systemd
>taking over the world for example.
>
>Let's have less f***ing and more hacking.
>
>Mike

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