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EtcetEraThread Just found out that my friend called animal control on my neighbor’s bird behind my back 3 times
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Hostility, Antagonizing Another Member Over Multiple Posts
As usual the OP is a total nut, but era treats them with their current standards like their normal people. Shock!
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EtcetEraThread Two Namibian sprinters banned from Olympics 400-meter event due to the same testosterone rule that blocked Caster Semenya
Reason User banned (1 month): Transphobia
there is a weight lifter that couldnt win in men but now is a woman... its an unfair advantage for other women.
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EtcetEraThread Miami Herald: ‘We are not afraid!’ Cubans take to the streets to demand freedom, food, vaccines
Reason User Banned (3 Days) Inflammatory rhetoric. While the statement from BLM is not above critique, it is important not to use such a post to denigrate all of Black America as regime sympathizers.
Fuck no, I won't reconsider it. They're literally siding with an oppressive dictatorship state that has been abusing and torturing their people for years. They're either stupid, or hypocrites.I've thought about it. See above.
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EtcetEraThread Japanese composer (Cornelius) who abused disabled classmates and forced them to perform sex acts remains involved in Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Drive-by Commentary, Whataboutism
I want to see this same amount of outrage the next time we hear about the new Dragon Quest.
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GamingThread Controversial Opinion: Sonic's Shitty Friends are an integral component of the series' success
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks) - Antagonizing others & Ableist Rhetoric
It’s the modern Sonic characters and games that kicked off “and his shitty friends.” That’s the point when Sonic Team left behind the beautiful and stylish aesthetic and design of the Genesis games and went with the cringe shit we got starting with Adventure. But I will say one thing- the dumb designs of modern Sonic somehow appeal to a large age group, roughly between 13-25, socially challenged and also heavily into anime stuff. That’s when the series lost me. Mania picked me back up but I feel like Sonic is two completely different franchises now- classic and modern. As a Sonic fan there’s nothing redeeming to me about the modern series, especially the shitty friends.
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GamingThread WoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
Reason User Banned (permanent): dismissing concerns of bigotry, account in junior phase
I love asmon. Some of this is distasteful.
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EtcetEraThread Miami Herald: ‘We are not afraid!’ Cubans take to the streets to demand freedom, food, vaccines
Reason User banned (duration tbd by admin review): Hostility, whataboutism, dismissing dictatorships, thread derail over multiple posts
this is literally the dumbest fucking case of ACTUAL "whataboutism" ive seen on this increasingly deranged US-propagandized site and it will be glossed over we have an open call for invasion in the thread, tacit support of continuing (one of many) starvation embargoes for the purpose of "regime" change by the most actually authoritarian regime in the world (hint: it aint Cuba or North Korea lmao), apologism for the country respnsible for exporting more death, poverty, misery, and perennial destruction than any in history (hey remember that time in the 70's when the US govt infected the Cuban livestock supply and forced a mass slaughter of the island's swine? or chemically carpeted southeast asia resulting in birth defects to this day?), but yeah, a country with less people than fucking Ohio is just waiting to turn its commie bloodthirst out on the world if given the opportunity, but youll never see a "banned for racism" tag for this and when those with an actual interest in nuance are decried with any number of incoherent screams of "ultras", "anarchists", "tankies" labels, all that's left is the thundering silent disinterest of those same detractors when their own ostensibly "free" country jails and openly murders people for protesting police brutality, oil companies who do more damage than any country south of the rio grande could dream of, or simply suggest that maybe the people in the richest country in both past and current history by unimaginable proportions shouldnt have to be in debt for the rest of their lives for riding an ambulance, except for a "damn that sucks, anyway THIS OTHER COUNTRY'S GOVERNMENT IS SOOOO EVIL AMIRITE??". Disgusting. Moronic. Shameful. I constantly see people on this site make accusations of political repression, genocide, police states of countries and their people who they have no interest in beyond being on the "right" side of the (likely state-targeted) social media trend of the day, but pointing out the materially consequential hypocrisy of this ideology and "analysis" that leads nowhere but death and stupidity is labelled "whataboutism" and results in literal silencing if someone's anecdotal evidence of cuban exiles is weaponized here, it's just another piece of evidence for "regime change"; take the word of people living there, and it's "brainwashed", "tankie", "propaganda" etc. etc. We have elected officials of both US parties, people and places that we ACTUALLY have a material connection to who are ostensibly in the interest of bettering the lives of people here AND abroad in places like Cuba, beating their chest with this imperialist bullshit to spring up nationalist fervor for their electoral campaign warchests... and nothing. quelle surprise. this site is a fucking clown show
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EtcetEraThread Racist Karen hits a woman at a store, then starts acting like a victim by weaponizing racism by fake crying & throwing a tantrum. (See Staff Post)
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Ignoring staff post and continuing to derail in a thread about racism
Wait a second. I have literally been racially abused by mentally ill white women too. Please do not lecture me on what racism is. Nor do you need to be a mental health professional to see mental health issues. I too have history here. So thank you, but no thank you. My opinion is not invalid because you are a mod.
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EtcetEraThread Racist Karen hits a woman at a store, then starts acting like a victim by weaponizing racism by fake crying & throwing a tantrum. (See Staff Post)
Red Text There is nothing noble or helpful about hijacking a conversation regarding racist acts of violence by attributing the perpetrator's actions to mental illness. No one on Earth, not even psychiatric professionals, is capable of diagnosing a mental disorder from a single outburst caught on film. The constant attempts to do so do nothing but stigmatize the mentally ill, and ultimately, all this serves to do is to move sympathy away from the victim of racism to the perpetrator of it and is, in itself, a form a white supremacy. The simplest answer for Elphick's behavior, and other Karens who rage about minor inconveniences and direct their rage towards minorities and their allies, is that she as a white woman has been conditioned by society to behave in this way in order to achieve her goals. Supremacist socialization is not a mental health disorder. We will be going through all reports and posts; anyone who has already or continues to push this narrative without evidence of Elphick's medical history will be banned.
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EtcetEraThread Racist Karen hits a woman at a store, then starts acting like a victim by weaponizing racism by fake crying & throwing a tantrum. (See Staff Post)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Driving a derail regarding mental illness in a thread about racism across multiple posts, prior severe ban for trolling about racism
Time to stop downplaying the mental health crisis, America.
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EtcetEraThread Eyeball-destroying “black fungus” cases spike to over 30,000 in India (Cases Grow 150% In 3 Weeks To 31,000, Deaths Over 2,100)
Reason User Warned: Long pattern of making misleading, poorly framed, and/or poorly sourced threads despite being previously moderated for it; Threadmaking privileges revoked
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EtcetEraThread Amazon Delivery Driver Arrested for Assaulting Woman
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending Further Admin Review): Inflammatory accusations and posting an out-of-context screenshot taken years ago to make misleading attacks
This isn't her first "mistake".Isn't she the same person that was ok with killing white babies? The admins need to do something about her or she needs to stfu already.Can't believe some of you call yourselves progressive and have these kind of takes.Makes me sick.
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GamingThread RIP hot tub streams; ASMR ear licking in 'tiktok leggings' is the new Twitch meta
Reason User banned (2 weeks): denigrating sex work
Yeah, I would never want my loved ones to do this kinda shit for money. The thought of my mother or sister doing this is making me gag. If I had a daughter and I walked in on her doing this stuff, I wouldn't be proud, I'd feel like I fucked up greatly, like a disgusting disappointment of a father. There must be some level of class even when conning stupid people, and it looks like we have blown way past that.
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EtcetEraThread Black Widow (2021) Review Thread | I can't believe this is where Mephisto shows up 84% Certified Fresh
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Hostility; Prior Ban for the Same
Don't fucking assume that I'm a fucking asshole just because I'm white (which you didn't even know before this post) you piece of fucking trash. You should be banned for that shit. I also love that everything you said doesn't even sound like you know shit but just acts like you know shit based on current inadequacies. Are you Russian? It sounds like you're not at all, but I'll certainly stand to be corrected if you are. Just sounds like you're another mad white kid thinking you're making a difference. If you can assume I'm white, I can sure as hell do the same back you pale brother. Whether you want to believe it or not, white people can absolutely campaign for this change in voice actors, and actors as well. And as much as I might fucking hate to admit , those voices are still potentially the most powerful. Double standards can suck my fucking dick. I read comics when I was a kid. A lot. And I don't like the idea of Alexi being cast as an American, especially when we're at a point where that shit is finally starting to be conquered at least a little. That's from me, a 31 year old American white dude. How do you think some Russian kids may feel that grew up seeing this American person featured in a film as their hero?
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GamingThread Nintendo General Discussion |OT25| I'm OLED You Finish, But... (Trans Rights Are Human Rights + Free Palestine)
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Dismissing concerns over racism; account in junior phase
What do you mean? i don’t mean in a bad way. Just don’t understand why skin color is so important in these topics. A white person can voice a black one and a black person can voice a white one. I really don’t see the problem.
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GamingThread Final Fantasy 7 Remake Director Praises The Last of Us Part 2's Diversity
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Insensitive commentary regarding racial representation
Is Barrett actually black in FF7R? He looks like a dark skinned Japanese dude. Just saying. I totally thought he was black in FF7 but now with the Remake I felt that they wanted to change that. They can say it's the lighting all they want but I don't buy it.
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EtcetEraThread WA Post / Los Angeles : "A trans woman undressed in a spa. Customers said they were ‘traumatized,’ and a protest ensued."
Reason User Banned (Permanent): JAQing off concerning trans issues in a sensitive thread; account in junior phase
Something was bothering me earlier when I looked into this. The responses about potential predators... I dismissed them at first, but it was too troubling for me to ignore, so I started thinking... Was that trans person actively preying on them? If not, then they shouldn't be concerned. While not common, at least that I know of, cis-male and females don't tend to prey on each other in the bathrooms. Again as far as I know, women only worry about men entering their bathrooms and preying on them. Which means they are worried because she was a male in terms of sex. However, she identifies as female and I assume it works in terms of gender identity too. Trans-women use the women's bathroom/spa's because that is how they identify. On top of that, they likely feel safe amongst their own sex. I'm probably making huge assumptions here, and may be commenting on something I don't completely understand. Any trans people feel free to speak up. But I feel that they are basically calling for forcing trans-people to use bathrooms and spa's of the opposite sex, which they may not feel comfortable in. That's segregation. And besides, what about trans-people's fears for being preyed on by the opposite sex if forced to use their bathrooms and spa's? Anyways, those were just my thoughts. /rant
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EtcetEraThread WA Post / Los Angeles : "A trans woman undressed in a spa. Customers said they were ‘traumatized,’ and a protest ensued."
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending Admin Review): Transphobic dog whistling over multiple posts, irresponsible thread making
OK im gonna toss a bigger lens on this. I know it's simple for ERA and most of us to say yeah, no big deal, rah rah trans rights. But IRL is not so black and white/simple. How would you navigate this to the bigger public? And Wi Spa, as seen in the conan video, shows it's not just the changing room, you're in the spa naked too. As someone said, the past old thinking, or more so, for most folks, probably aren't used to seeing peen in what's normally the cishet women's area. Re Tokyo funks comment: nudity would be normal yes, but in what's a segregated gender spa, you'd be normally used to seeing only one genitalia or something. It throws things for a curve when you see something different. It's not I don't hope to see any nudity, it's that they're seeing opposite genitalia, which currently is not the norm yet. Now I'm not sure of the full story now of this, some said it's fake outrage. video says its the changing room, article mentions it was in the actual spa itself.
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GamingThread How would a hypothetical Souls easy mode play into the metanarrative?
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Dismissing Concerns of Accessibility
So.... like...play a different game? Maybe come to terms with the fact that the world doesn't revolve around you or them? IDK, but this line of reasoning is genuinely futile. I can think of a thousand better things to get upset about.
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GamingThread Doki Doki Literature Club had to alter a scene for release on PS4/PS5 [Open Spoilers]
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Hostility; History of the Same
You're wasting your time with corporate apologists and bootlickers. There's a defense force for everything. People have said about violence being targeted too in specific titles, yet you have people saying "b-but it's because western games don't have problematic content" which isn't even the point.
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EtcetEraThread Miami Herald: ‘We are not afraid!’ Cubans take to the streets to demand freedom, food, vaccines
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Antagonization, Hostility, Whataboutism over a series of posts
I don't have to defend that at all. I can support the revolution that kicked out a and still criticise it for poor subsequent decisions.I can firmly, fully, say with all of my heart: No, you don't. Very fucking clearly you have no idea what you are talking about. I can with 99.99% certainty claim you have never opened up a single page of socialist theory. Whatever, I am out of this thread, peace and fuck America. Lift the goddamn embargo already.
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GamingThread Tencent is Reportedly Trying to Buy Crytek for $300,000,000€ (Edit: Source is BILD a German Tabloid, take with a grain of salt)
Reason User banned (duration tbd by admin review): sinophobia
At this point the world needs to put a firewall around China
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EtcetEraThread The Mandalorian - Season 2 |OT| Wherever I go, he goes [SPOILERS ON EPISODE DROP]
Reason User banned (permanent): Uncalled for hostility. Extremely long history of similar behavior.
If that was the case, you would have directly quoted me about Rex, instead of talking past me. Just like Drewton did. Just like you all do. Within my first few posts since coming back from a month long ban. And you're jumping on it. Isn't it enough i walked away from the SW OT? You fuckers gotta follow me around other SW threads as well. It's. so. fucking. tiresome You wanna have a nice SW convo. I'm more than happy too. But keep your little bitchy ass bullshit to your Discord. Where i know you all love to take the piss.
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EtcetEraThread New Evidence Reveals That Senator John McCain and Other High-Ranking Vietnam War POWs May Have Lied to the American Public About Being Tortured
Reason User Banned (permanent): peddling conspiracy theories, prior ban for peddling conspiracy theories
Judge for yourself:Furthermore:Some pictures from the article: I looked online and found the book that the article is based on , though you can also purchase it on Amazon. A friend gave this article to me. Judge for yourself, but it's basically questioning the narrative about the treatment of American POWs in the Vietnam War and even compares the treatment of American POWs to the renditions under the CIA's Operation Phoenix at one point.
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EtcetEraThread Sha'Carri Richardson will miss Olympic 100 after marijuana test
Reason User threadbanned (permanent) pending further moderation
it's in there for a reason. and it does improve performance mentally which is why it's on the list. I didn't say anything bad about her. She just has to make better decisions and you pulling the race card is uncalled for. None of this has anything to do with raceYou labelling me a jerk is ridiculous. Why am I a jerk? Because I'm not joining the hive mind in pushing for a rule change for something that's been in existence for quite some time? I'm not saying this to someone with PTSD. I'm saying this about an Olympic athlete who broke a rule everyone including her knew about. Okay her mom died I get it. But you're telling me there was no other way for her to cope besides smoking a joint. GTFO with that nonsense. She excepted her punishment and you should as well. People like you always looking for the double standard for when it best suits their narrative I tell you. The sense of entitlement here is just ridiculous and y'all should be ashamed of yourselves.
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GamingThread Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account makes transphobic joke (READ OP)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling + Peddling disinformation; numerous accumulated infractions
They’re banning folks just for saying that they’ll buy the game regardless, so yes.
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GamingThread Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut - Announcement Trailer
Reason User Warned: Trolling
Most of this forum is from a country with a very poor educational system so, even though they're reading text in their native language, their comprehension skills aren't really good.
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EtcetEraThread Target closing San Francisco stores early in response to theft and safety concerns
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Antagonizing another member, previously actioned for similar behavior
There definitely needs to be something done but making shoplifting a felony is not the answer. There is a middle ground for punishing repeat offenders, whether that's something like community service or some other solution. You're arguing with a libertarian who is masquerading as someone with liberal ideology. is not interested in any sort of actual solution that takes into account social equity, balance or justice because their sole interestThe fact that you can imply that you have any sort of liberal ideals while repeatedly using libertarian/conservative propoganda language would be hilarious if it wasn't so sad and obvious. Remember where you crowed about how much money you made off Facebook, a company that literally ? Then you sidestepped a lot of the very valid criticism that people had for Facebook and how utterly morally bankrupt it is to celebrate the success of a fundamentally immoral company that, among other things:This is, of course, only the tip of the iceberg. Your only response was talking about what a wonderful place it is to work, completely ignoring the fact that all the benefits you espoused are built off a literal pyramid of human misery and death. I don't know what you are but you're not liberal and I'm not entirely convinced you have a conscience or any sort of moral compass.
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GamingThread Overwatch's new Mei skin draws criticism for cultural appropiation
Reason User banned (permanent): dismissing concerns around cultural appropriation over multiple posts, prior severe ban for dismissing sexism in a sensitive thread
I honestly have a lot of difficulties to understand the criticisms to the lack of a black woman in Overwatch. I mean: if the game would have included only white females characters I would have perfectly understood it but the roaster presents female characters from a lot of different countries that are not tipically represented in videogames. Like Egypt, India, Mexico... I mean, this is not common at all and in general I think that the game has one of the wider ethnic cast of characters. Probably it's because I'm european and I can't understand what exactly is the problem with the lack of black women in the game. Probably it's an USA-only problem? I don't know...
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GamingThread Resident Evil Village was about as horror focused as RE6(major spoilers)
Reason User Warned: Hostility
Fuck off mate, the first doll was in the same location every time and after dying 5 plus times in a row and being forced to watch an unskippable cutscene I looked it up, restarted the game, and they spawned where the guide said. Only time in the game I used a walkthrough because playing where's Waldo in broad day daylight was neither scary or tense. It 100% glitched
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GamingThread "I left Insomniac Games because of how they treat women" Ex-Employee speaks out
Red Text This thread is about the allegations that have been made, the victims and their experiences. This is not a thread for arguing about what a single poster's job title and responsibilities are. The discussion has derailed to the point where it is distracting from the very serious subject of the allegations and work culture at Insomniac. Please get back on topic and avoid further derails. Further derailment will be moderated.
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GamingThread "I left Insomniac Games because of how they treat women" Ex-Employee speaks out
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Inappropriately Tagging Another Member; Thread Derailment
I'm at a loss for words. Insomniac has been one of my favorite video game developers throughout the years and I've always looked up to them as this insanely talented but also exemplary developer. Their anti-crunch policies etc. Everything is just in shambles right now. This shit to be fixed. I don't expect you to respond, nor am I trying to cast some sort of blame on you, so please don't take it as such. But this needs to be addressed. Insomniac can and needs to do better than this.
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EtcetEraThread Racist Karen hits a woman at a store, then starts acting like a victim by weaponizing racism by fake crying & throwing a tantrum. (See Staff Post)
Reason User Banned (Duration): Tone Policing Around Racism Concerns; Prior Bans for Dismissive Behavior
That’s a really edgy way to say someone was acting like a jerk.
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EtcetEraThread Racist Karen hits a woman at a store, then starts acting like a victim by weaponizing racism by fake crying & throwing a tantrum. (See Staff Post)
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Driving a derail regarding mental illness in a thread about racism across multiple posts
Assulting people, saying vile things or even fake fainting isn't on the same level of weirdness as what I saw in that video personally. Like a whole store was carrying on as normal around this person. If your reaction to anything is to act like this you have real problems. And if this was calculated?! If she did this whole act on purpose?!?! Somehow thinking that it would draw sympathy. That's even more absurd behaviour. Like I said, normal racist white people don't act like that. If we just cropped the video so you just saw this racist white lady's actions and didn't know what she was reacting to, you would think something very strange was happening. I don't think we would point at this and go "ah, just a typical racist white woman". And none of that means that she isn't a racist white woman. Amy Cooper is acting nothing like this other racist white woman. Their behaviour is, in my opinion, planets away from each other. This racist white woman isn't calling the cops or demanding to speak to the manager. That's the racist white woman playbook, instead you have all this weird other shit. This is a white woman in a store filled with other white women, acting in a way that gets basically none of their sympathy (I think maybe one woman says something). That's not normal to me. The victim should be the focus, and it seems like overall it is here. I'm glad that Ijema was able to get some donations to help her out, she more that deserves it after how she was treated. Ultimately, I believe that we can have the nuance of recognising the erratic nature of the attackers behaviour (if it seems that way to you) while still putting victims first and helping them out. Like I said in another post I don't like the idea of bad faith whiteness defining the way I want to talk about an issue or incident. The fact that some white people are going to try and push the fact that this racist white woman is just "mentally ill" as a way of absolving her, doesn't mean that if I personally think something is mentally weird with her that I won't point that out. That's just a side observation to me, not something that defines this. The only reason I'm talking about it now is because people are currently arguing about it.
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GamingThread WoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
Reason User Banned (permanent): Excusing racism and trolling around racism concerns over multiple posts
Not in that video you posted. He says slurs are bad but there's value in distinguishing between people with different intent which is almost tautologically true. Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes calling a jew a kike vs NBA player Meyers Leonard doing the same during a CoD match is different, but both are bad. Unless your take on slurs is utterly one-dimensional (like "the effect is the only thing that matters"), you have to agree with this. Intent matters and you know it's true: A black person calling another black the n-word is no big deal, because the intent is made obvious by the fact that the person is unlikely to be racist against themself. The effect (being offended, being discriminated against, etc.) is obviously heavily affected by the assumed intent. If you have a different reading of that video, feel free to share your interpretation.