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EtcetEraThread The Problematic nature of BBC's recent viral egg fried rice recipe
Red Text So there are a few different aspects going on here. First, there has long been a history of minority chefs not being given agency in speaking about and presenting on the food of their cultures, especially in venues that are primarily designed for white audiences. And in this case, it appears that a South Asian presenter was directed to cook rice in an inauthentic manner (for an East Asian dish no less), leading to the parody video and ridicule. How to cook rice will differ from region, preference and even what utensils you have available. The framing of authenticity in a way that can erase minority or other genuine methods and recipes is problematic and deserves discussion or criticism. At the same time, though, there can be concerns about the exaggerated accent from the actor of the parody video. These concerns are not mutually exclusive from one another, and they can all be valid, so please be sensitive when discussing the situation. Anyone that does not may be moderated.


EtcetEraThread Deadly Corona virus spreading in Asia and Japan (see staff post)
Red Text While we understand the level of concern about the coronavirus, please be sure to use accurate news sources when posting and avoid conspiracy theories as well as unsubstantiated information. People should treat this situation with the seriousness that it calls for and not just fearmonger. Any postings failing to do may be subject to moderation.


GamingThread The Lords of Fire Emblem: Three Houses decree that Trans Rights are Human Rights
Red Text This thread is about support for trans rights. There are plenty of threads to discuss the story and characters of the game, so please do that there and get back on topic on this important issue. Thank you.


GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread |OT8| - The Dark Tower (See Staff Post)
Red Text The purpose of this thread is to discuss the potential capabilities and features of next generation consoles. While rumors can be part of this discussion, it has been increasingly difficult to separate rumors from confirmed fact.


EtcetEraThread May Have Been Roofied? Please Help. [UP: Not Roofied; Knowingly Consumed Edibles] (READ STAFF POST)
Red Text Addendum: It has been pointed out that driving while under the influence of weed can still lead to a DUI and is still dangerous. This is a fair point and we apologize for the oversight -- this wasn't okay. The OP has acknowledged wrongdoing so please keep the discussion constructive to help him and others avoid this mistake.
Hey everyone, apologizes for the oversight. We've added this as an addendum to the previous staff post.


EtcetEraThread U.S. Military Issues Warning to Troops About Incel Violence at Joker Screenings (see staff post for discussion guidelines)
Red Text Though the movie Joker is not yet out, there are reviews that have praised the movie and reviews expressing concerns about how it might inspire audiences. No matter what your opinion is at this time, do not make inflammatory accusations against other members, and do not dismiss polite concerns from other members. We will moderate as strictly as necessary to keep the peace.


EtcetEraThread Sam Smith comes out as non-binary (see staff post for discussion guidelines)
Red Text We understand that the concept of being non-binary is new to many people. However, non-binary people deserve the same respect that anyone else does, and as such, we feel it is important to set guidelines so that discussion in this thread can be informed and civil:


GamingThread Alec Holowka (Night in the Woods, TowerFall) accused of sexual assault [Update: Alec Holowka has reportedly passed away] [See staff posts/threadmarks]
Red Text This is upsetting news all around and many people are posting in shock. At a time like this it is important to stay calm and keep the discussion solemn. Think before you post, and avoid inflaming what is already a deeply unfortunate situation. Please observe the following guidelines:


GamingThread VentureBeat: E3 organization leaks data for over 2,000 journalists and analysts
Red Text Updated the thread guidelines. Please do not post the original video that first publicized this.


GamingThread VentureBeat: E3 organization leaks data for over 2,000 journalists and analysts
Red Text A few threads on this were removed previously, in the interest of slowing the spread of the information and giving victims time to take appropriate precautions. Now that it is being covered in the mainstream press this thread will be allowed to stay up. The following should go without saying, but as a reminder:


GamingThread It's time for straight men to step up and support their fellow queer gamers. (see staff post)
Red Text Everyone, please focus on constructive suggestions on this important topic and move on from metacommentary on other users. Thank you.


GamingThread Indies on Steam are betting on discoverability (dev interviews about Valve's algorithms/Steam Labs) (see staff post)
Red Text This thread is about indie games on Steam, not about the Epic Games Store. There are numerous other threads to discuss the EGS, please stay focused and on topic here. Thank you.


GamingThread Partnered Twitch Streamer Alinity chucks cat over her head mid-Apex match, also spits vodka into her cat's mouth
Red Text After further consideration, we're going to reopen the thread and give it a chance to produce good discussion. Please stay focused on the videos (stay on topic) and animal welfare.


EtcetEraThread 187 Republicans just voted on the record for racial, religious, ethnic, and national persecution (see staff post)
Red Text This news deserves your undivided attention. We have removed the mention of the Holocaust from the OP -- the analogy is unnecessary and has completely derailed the thread.


EtcetEraThread President Shitbag diverts money for National Park improvement projects for his Fouth Of July "Salute to my tiny dick" celebration
Red Text Everyone, move on from the subject of the thread title and get back on topic. Thanks.


EtcetEraThread Avengers: Endgame Being Re-Released Next Weekend With New Footage
Red Text Everyone, please drop the hostilities and get back on topic. Thanks.


GamingThread People are comparing how trees look in Pokemon Sword And Shield and Ocarina of Time (see staff post)
Red Text Everyone, please drop the hostility and accusations and get back on topic. Thanks.


EtcetEraThread Armed Neo-Nazis Crash Detroit Pride with Police Escort (see staff post)
Red Text Everyone, drop the hostilities and accusations and get back on topic.


GamingThread THQ Nordic to reveal 3 new games between June 5-7 (see staff post)
Red Text Everyone is welcome to criticize THQ Nordiq for any past mistakes. Users should not try to police or backseat mod the thread by claiming such posts do not belong here. Please do not dismiss concerns about these issues, either.


EtcetEraThread Bonobo Mothers Are Very Concerned About Their Sons’ Sex Lives (The Atlantic) (See Staff Post)
Red Text The reference earlier in the thread appears to be from a satire site, so please, let's get back to the topic of...bonobo mothers being very concerned with their sons' sex lives. Thanks


GamingThread Death Stranding: A Hideo Kojima Game Strand
Red Text Everyone, please drop the hostility and the bickering and move on from the conversation if you can't come to an agreement. Thanks.


GamingThread Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Combat Analysis (see staff post)
Red Text Please keep discussion on the combat analysis, and not on sales or the potential success of the game. Thanks!


GamingThread Tencent pulls PUBG Mobile from Chinese app stores, replaced with more compliant rebranded game
Red Text This thread isn't about semantic arguments over the word "expat." Please get back on topic.


GamingThread GI: [Anno 1800 leaving Steam] might not bode well for the...strength of Steam's marketplace, it most likely is good for everyone else (See Staff Post)
Red Text Given the volatility in recent Epic Game Store related threads we have decided that some clearer guidelines are required to cultivate healthier discussion.


EtcetEraThread Kathy Griffin calls Palestinian woman "fucking pussy" after she gets threats on twitter
Red Text We understand that this is an emotionally charged topic, but please cease the personal attacks and hostility. Thank you.


EtcetEraThread 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary | OT | Beto joins the race
Red Text This thread isn't about Chelsea Clinton or the protestor. Drop this line of discussion and knock off all the sniping. Keep this thread focused on news surrounding the 2020 primary.


EtcetEraThread NY Times: For Bernie Sanders, Claims of Sexism in 2016 Campaign Hang Over 2020 Bid
Red Text Do not presume that other users are astroturfing. And this thread is not about Beto, so get back on topic.


GamingThread Tabata resigns from Square-Enix. FFXV DLCs canceled (Episode Ardyn still coming) (READ OP)
Red Text We've noticed some confusion on the mod note. To clarify, it was referring to trolling, one-liners, and inflammatory drive-bys, which we had been seeing a lot of. Per the FAQ: "No drive-by posting: Do not come into a thread, write something purposefully provocative, and bail out." Actual discussion is still allowed. The mod note in the OP has been updated. Thanks!