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The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
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  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
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  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
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So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.
A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.

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The "Fuuuuuu" Day Thread (Crappy Day Thread)

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  • That sucks.

    Yeah, reinstalling the OS usually isn't a problem, its reinstalling everything else and hoping you had backups of your important stuff.

    I am semi-resistant to that as I have several hard drives with both XP and 7 installed, so unless I suffer a major component failure...


    • Had $10 blown to my feet (literally) by the wind.

      Took that $10 and went to 711 and bought 5 $2 scratchers.

      On 2 of those 5 scratchers I won $5 each.

      I traded those winning scratchers for another 5 $2 scratchers.

      Won absolutely nothing and lost that $10.


      • Originally posted by THunter View Post
        Had $10 blown to my feet (literally) by the wind.

        Took that $10 and went to 711 and bought 5 $2 scratchers.

        On 2 of those 5 scratchers I won $5 each.

        I traded those winning scratchers for another 5 $2 scratchers.

        Won absolutely nothing and lost that $10.
        You gambled for free. Sounds good to me!


        • Computer overclocking went wrong

          My good old home rig is running perfectly fine... but when it reboots... It simply doesn't. It needs at least 20 attempts to boot windows... by that I mean passing bios screen and starting to load windows.

          Once started, its flawless... weird ey.

          It's a Phenom 960T X4 3.0Ghz
          A 6 core thuban with 2 disabled cores.

          Unlocked it to X6, clocked it to 3.6Ghz stable. Watt usage 168W
          Temperatures stayed no higher than 50 under air.

          Loaded it to 100% use with prime95 for 30 min.. .all perfect.

          Jump into RO2.

          Play an hour.

          Computer refuses to reboot.. or pass bios.

          Fixed by unseating the cpu and putting it back.
          (it's a pain because my huge cpu fan is annoying)

          Been working for 2 weeks... till I rebooted yesterday...

          Now works after 25 reboots... but ... What to do... milk it another month before next reboot ?

          Or put in a spare Athlon II 3.0Ghz and RMA the chip...

          It's just annoying.... not the worst day but doesn't deserve it's own thread.
          In game ID: CoolIT


          • Dammit...

            My son tells my ex-wife and I that he cannot stand college/going to school anymore and wants to drop out and maybe do something else. He's a great kid, we love him to death, but wow this is a shocker. He had excellent grades all up thru high school, never ever, Ever was sick or missed a day of school since he first entered kindergarten. He was very close into getting into one of the military academies and now is only a semester away from getting his Associates in Engineering and moving on from there...


            • Originally posted by =GG= Mr Moe View Post

              My son tells my ex-wife and I that he cannot stand college/going to school anymore and wants to drop out and maybe do something else. He's a great kid, we love him to death, but wow this is a shocker. He had excellent grades all up thru high school, never ever, Ever was sick or missed a day of school since he first entered kindergarten. He was very close into getting into one of the military academies and now is only a semester away from getting his Associates in Engineering and moving on from there...

              I've been to a private school from 6 to 18. My parents always forced to get great results and they were probably expecting me to end up as a surgeon or something. Before high school was over, I had to sit down with my parents and talk about what I wanted to do as a living. Because I didn't had answers to their questions, they told me to pick Natural Sciences. Out of 7 classes, I failed 5 during the first semester. I pretty much realized that chemistry and physics wasn't my type of things. I did some research about game development in Montreal and found out there was a few college programs out there to eventually work in the game/cinema industry. Before the winter vacations were over, I announced to my parents that I didn't want to spend the rest of my days in a lab or doing anything related to science. I wanted to be a game dev. They thought I was joking at first but I'm a pretty bad liar so it didn't take long before they realized that I was being serious. They first thought that I wanted to completely drop out of school and for some reasons, it took a while for them to understand that you can have a stable job in the game industry, but they were clearly unhappy with my decision. Afterall, they spent 75,000$ in my education before I even got to college so I guess it's a bit normal for them to be disappointed. After a while they accepted the fact that their son wouldn't be a dentist or a surgeon or a scientist but someone who would sit in front of a computer for the rest of his life. It's been a bit more than 2 years now and I think that they are okay with my decision now. Of course, I'm not gonna make 100k per year but I'll have a diploma.

              As I don't personally know you Moe, I'll just have to guess here. Just like my parents, you are probably shocked because you fear that your son might never get back in school to get a diploma. Try to sit down with him and your ex wife, if it's possible, and tell your son that you really love him but that you want him to have a diploma. That's what my parents did with me and as long as they know that I have a diploma and that I'm proud of it, they are happy.


              • Yeah, we'll do that Oliver. Its always good to hear another perspective. In his case, he may just be burned out or even not really know what he wants. Thanks for the pep talk


                • Good luck sir


                  • Tech Rant... quite boring....

                    Big client with over 30 users, no emails since sunday.
                    Check our servers, all ok. Check their ISP, all ok.

                    Most probably an NS issue.

                    Whois domain name and checked with senior coworker.

                    We didn't setup their godaddy.
                    setup by a company that probably died a few years ago.

                    We don't have the godaddy account # to fix or password.

                    Client has no idea who ##########.COM is... they probably don't exist anymore...

                    Forgot password or user ID by domain... would email info at BUT THE EMAILS DON'T WORK !

                    need to change email, must send pic attachment of drivers license of person on file... who is no longer working for the company since last year...

                    Can send pic of valid registration of company with quebec...
                    Can't reach the person in charge to get me the info...

                    FFFFFFfuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuu!!!!
                    Last edited by PermenentMarker; 04-16-2012, 02:06 PM.
                    In game ID: CoolIT


                    • Bros Before Hoes

                      editted... too much info
                      Last edited by PermenentMarker; 05-01-2012, 03:44 PM.
                      In game ID: CoolIT


                      • may 1st... epic weather... everybody is outside drinking and bbq'ing while i sit at home cooling my twisted ankle. it's a minor fffffffuuuuu compared to others in this thread, but still a fffffuuuu.
                        [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][COLOR="Gray"][I] i7 3770K@4.3ghz; 8gb ddr3 1333; gtx770; 2x1TB hdd@raid0 + 128gb 830 SSD; win7 64bit[/I][/COLOR]


                        • It's May Day today. FUUUU---


                          • Never heard of it. Is this what you mean?

                            May Day Goal - YouTube


                            • hahaha that was hilarious, but no. I was referring to this:


                              • Problem, Ostmann?
                                Modern Warfare 3 - because blowing up families is much more important than gameplay!