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11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 24, 2018, 13:35 Mr. Tact
 
yonder wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 09:03:
Except for the fact that those two examples are in the current Americana zeitgeist. No one not in the fray has any clue what "WontBeErased" means.

A better example is like how in 2010 Coca-Cola used a "2 girls 1 cup" reference in a FB post.

It's COMPLETELY believable that someone, even today, doesn't know what 2 girls 1 cup means. An Aussia MP is currently in trouble for not knowing that "it's okay to be white" is a saying popular w/ the Extreme Right. It's perfectly believable that he didn't know what it was (though just a cursory investigation of something that is CLEARLY political would give appropriate results).
This argument would seemingly be moot since they have admitted they were attempting a pun. Which is admitting they knew of the other usage.
 
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10. Re: etc., etc. Oct 24, 2018, 12:55 RedEye9
 

Fallout New California mod looks interesting.

 
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9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 24, 2018, 09:03 yonder
 
Nimh wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 07:05:
Spektr wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 02:51:
Can anyone enlighten me on how reappropriating a political hashtag can be classified as transphobic?

It's seen as delegitimizing the intent of the message.

It's like McDonalds posting an ad with the hashtag #Ihaveadream on the day MLK was killed. Or someone saying 'all lives matter' in response to 'black lives matter'.

Except for the fact that those two examples are in the current Americana zeitgeist. No one not in the fray has any clue what "WontBeErased" means.

A better example is like how in 2010 Coca-Cola used a "2 girls 1 cup" reference in a FB post.

It's COMPLETELY believable that someone, even today, doesn't know what 2 girls 1 cup means. An Aussia MP is currently in trouble for not knowing that "it's okay to be white" is a saying popular w/ the Extreme Right. It's perfectly believable that he didn't know what it was (though just a cursory investigation of something that is CLEARLY political would give appropriate results).
 
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8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 24, 2018, 07:05 Nimh
 
Spektr wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 02:51:
Can anyone enlighten me on how reappropriating a political hashtag can be classified as transphobic?

It's seen as delegitimizing the intent of the message.

It's like McDonalds posting an ad with the hashtag #Ihaveadream on the day MLK was killed. Or someone saying 'all lives matter' in response to 'black lives matter'.
 
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7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 24, 2018, 02:51 Spektr
 
Can anyone enlighten me on how reappropriating a political hashtag can be classified as transphobic?  
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6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 23, 2018, 22:38 Mordecai Walfish
 
Fallout: New California is released! Cant wait to try it out  
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5. removed Oct 23, 2018, 21:37 Cutter
 
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4. Re: etc., etc. Oct 23, 2018, 21:15 DangerDog
 
“Classic PC Games #WontBeErased on our watch. Yeah, how’s that for some use of hashtags.”

#ThatTweetGotErased

It rarely works out when companies try to promote themselves by interjecting into political issues.

 
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3. Re: etc., etc. Oct 23, 2018, 21:14 Task
 
Still prefer buying from GoG than Steam. For me that is simply not going to change.  
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2. Re: etc., etc. Oct 23, 2018, 20:23 Beamer
 
Shok wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 20:14:
GOG crucified for a truly innocent pun. Political correctness bullshit strikes again...
Yup, this sure qualifies as "crucified." No histrionics here.
 
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1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 23, 2018, 20:14 Shok
 
GOG crucified for a truly innocent pun. Political correctness bullshit strikes again...  
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