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  •  There is always the risk of splitting... (7+ / 0-)

    ...hairs in such matters. I think the crucial point is whether the nickname contains an insult in and of itself. "Obamabot" and "Obama hater" or "firebagger" certainly do. But "Clintonista" is just an anglicization of a very common Spanish technique of adding "ista" to the name of a leader. Not pejorative per se. For the same reason, I don't consider "Obamacrat" out of bounds.

    To repeat what I have often said, the key is that insults of all types are HRable. It doesn't mean that they HAVE to be HRed. Totally voluntary. Somebody who insults someone else and gets HRed for it shouldn't expect any relief form me. But users are warned when they UPRATE insults - because this encourages insulters to repeat their behavior.

    Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Thu Sep 09, 2010 at 12:32:16 PM PDT

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