[quote name='CrazyMike' date='24 November 2009 - 09:16 AM' timestamp='1259046976' post='48310']
Rather then finding someone new to do that task, why not expand the forum moderators to include PLs.
I trust the moderators to know whats right and wrong for the forum, and I would extend that trust that they would know whats offensive and whats not in PLs.
Btw, I asked some of my friends who are practising alternative lifestyle about the post by DR and they are indifferent. They are curious though why is so many people finding it offensive, when they themselves find that it is not. They find that it is more offensive that the public at large have to keep jumping to their defence and trying to be politically correct as it is painting them to be a community who is narrow minded and sensitive. Their advice, if you are not practicing an alternative lifestyle, stop trying to defend their sensitivities.
i agree with that - homosexuals and other minorities, whether sexual, racial or otherwise would probably be better off and viewed better if the majorities stopped being such fags about what to call them
[i]exempli gratia[/i] - in romania gypsies are considered by most people an annoyance, though even moreso since it became politically incorrect to call them "gypsies" (which carries a slight pejorative inflection, however has been used almost unanimously so far, including in all major works of literature) instead of the PC "rroma" (which is too close to "romanian" to be liked), and a surefire way of pissing off someone is to "correct" them on this (i.e. acting like a PC fag about it ) - and most gypsies actually are against that and prefer people calling them "gypsies" and refer to themselves as "gypsies" rather than "rroma" - only 1-2 gypsy politicians call themselves "rroma", everyone else is more like "yeah i'm a gypsy and proud of it" and i've even seen cases when _they_ get upset about someone calling them "rroma", which would only imply they should be sensitive about it and brings their ethnicity more to the spotlight.
PS - please don't infer from the above that i have anything against gypsies - i may or may not have (i hate all minorities equally and majorities probably even moreso ), but that doesn't have anything to do with the above and is completely unrelated to the discussion.