So, after some recent behavior involving offensive jokes, I have thought quite a bit about the issue and have come to my own conclusion that it should be added to COD:UTP.
Offensive jokes can hurt people and are quite often not funny at all, as they often revolve around sensitive topics. While I understand sometimes one user may just be having a little fun, an offensive joke is often used to hurt somebody, intentional or not.
As for stereotypes, I think that some of the more offensive one, like "All Americans are fat" (I hope I don't insult anybody with that) is rather offensive to people. But saying "All Canadian live in igloos" would be fine, as it is obviously in the sake of fun.
Hmm... - I thought that jokes like that would be covered under COD:DBAD... 00:07, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
....? Isn't this already on it? We don't need to list every possible infraction. 00:08, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
Being (what I believe) is the most recent example of this problem, I completely see why this would be a good idea, but per Twigy, I think DBAD covers it already. Maybe a word change could be put in place to make it more clear or direct. 00:10, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
This is already covered. When users say "calm down, I was joking," that is telling you they clearly don't understand the policies, and should either be punished or redirected to said policies. Shotrocket6 00:12, January 26, 2012 (UTC)"If a user insults or cusses at another, that constitutes as a personal attack, and has a high chance of resulting in a block" - This kind of means insulting joke, but you have to really read into it, perhaps all that is necessary is some rewording.
I hate stereotypes and I find them offensive, but not if it is obviously just a joke and the user doesn't really think that way. Also, I have noticed lately that people find it okay to make fun of Americans. I get very tired of mentioning something about the United States and someone else responding with something offensive. I want to be able to say I'm American without feeling afraid that somebody is going to start a flame-war over it. (By the way, this goes for all countries but I've noticed it the most with the US.) 00:14, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
When I brought this up, I mean that it should re-worded into it somewhere, like what Sam said. Exactly what I mean, some re-wording. Call me picky, but I just don't think that UTP is broad enough on it; Nowhere on the page does it mention anything about offensive jokes, and often times, people can take that as a chance to use them. SmilularTalk 00:16, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
- The quote sam provided should be re-worded to include offensive jokes or a sentence about offensive jokes should be added. 00:24, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
FUCKING EDIT CONFLICTS! Pretty sure this is unnecessary. Most people should know that offensive jokes are ... well, offensive. 18.104.22.168 00:20, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
- That's me, my computer is a bitch. 00:21, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
- Seems fine to me. 00:50, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
It seems shot cleared this up, on a side note, "As for stereotypes, I think that some of the more offensive one, like "All Americans are fat" (I hope I don't insult anybody with that) is rather offensive to people. But saying "All Canadian live in igloos" would be fine, as it is obviously in the sake of fun." That sentence contradicts the whole thing. Some Stereotypes are okay, while others are not? I know ALOT of Canadians would be easily offended if someone decided to say all Canadians live in Igloos. 11:29, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
- I think that falls under "treating users properly." Shotrocket6 11:33, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
Per Twigy, I would just see this falling under DBAD, and I actually though it already did.11:44, January 26, 2012 (UTC)
- For the most part, it did, but was a bit vague. Shot has cleared it up however. 12:22, January 26, 2012 (UTC)