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  •  that is because its not hostile (3+ / 0-)
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    Darmok, SilentBrook, WednesdaysChilde

    it is mere disagreement.

    Legal means "good".
    [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

    by xxdr zombiexx on Wed May 21, 2014 at 03:11:48 AM PDT

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    •  No it was hostile (0+ / 0-)

      It has been established for years that words written in all caps on the internet indicates shouting. And shouting at someone is hostile.

      Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

      by moviemeister76 on Wed May 21, 2014 at 11:30:13 AM PDT

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      •  You know what else is hostile? (1+ / 0-)
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        WednesdaysChilde

        Ignoring someone's explanation just so that you can tell them what they REALLY meant by their comment.

        Or assuming that all caps necessarily means "shouting" as opposed to "a point of emphasis."

        •  Yes (1+ / 0-)
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          Because there obviously hasn't been decades of white people saying shit that they had no clue was racist as hell.

          And the reason I "assume" that call caps is shouting is because it was readily established more than a decade ago that it was shouting.

          Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

          by moviemeister76 on Wed May 21, 2014 at 12:03:06 PM PDT

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          •  "Established" may not mean what you think (2+ / 0-)
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            xxdr zombiexx, WednesdaysChilde

            It requires some actual evidence "establishing" whatever point.  Like, something that "establishes" that Bugs Buggy's use of "maroon" was in any way related to Central or South American slaves.  And no, pointing to JoanMar's belief of the same doesn't count as evidence.  Someone who sees racism in just about every aspect of life isn't the most persuasive of sources, for that matter.

            Likewise, "establishing" that use of all caps for a single word in a sentence means "shouting" as opposed to "emphasis" would require citation to some authority - any authority.  Besides which, it would still be hostile/rude to tell someone that their comment was intended to be hostile when they've disavowed any such intent.

      •  It was not hostile. You are wrong. (2+ / 0-)
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        WednesdaysChilde, Darmok

        I don't care, either, what you consider a couple of capitalized words. They are for emphasis.

        On the other hand, if you want hostile, I am capable of providing you fine examples.

        Legal means "good".
        [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

        by xxdr zombiexx on Wed May 21, 2014 at 03:21:29 PM PDT

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