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User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby remark1 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:23 pm

Whilst I'm certainly not a member of the 'politically correct' police, I'm fairly new to using the forum in any real depth, but upon just having a little browse around the 'user control panel' trying to activate email notifications of new responses to a current active post of mine, i discovered the 'User groups' tab & in there is a section entitled 'Other halves'.

I was somewhat surprised to find in the description of this user group, the statement that its for "forum members wives and girlfriends to join"!

Surely not all Transit drivers and / or forum users are 'straight', male 'White van men' like me'? Come on admin. Lets get up-to-date! Surely it should read something like 'Partners of forum members'?

Perhaps this group is rarely, if at all used & therefore nobody's either noticed and / or commented on it before?

Just had a quick look & as i suspected, not used at all! The 'moderator' certainly has an easy job!

Steve ('Straight' White van man'! LOL!)
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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby Punto443 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:45 pm

Rename a description of an unused section to jump on the political second hand offended brigade bandwagon?

Seems like a pointless excercise to me.
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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby bigjohnthomas » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:01 pm

"Straight white van man "? Have youve never dressed in ladies clothes and a darth vader helmet or thought about doing it to a bloke ?
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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby Mike » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:28 pm

This place attracts enough snowflakes these days, we don’t want to advertise for more!
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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby remark1 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:49 pm

bigjohnthomas wrote:"Straight white van man "? Have youve never dressed in ladies clothes and a darth vader helmet or thought about doing it to a bloke ?
Ever :?:
Not even in dream :?


Nope!
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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby remark1 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:50 pm

Mike wrote:This place attracts enough snowflakes these days, we don’t want to advertise for more!


Everyone is entitled to an opinion & opinions are like A-holes. Everyone has one!
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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby bigjohnthomas » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:00 pm

remark1 wrote:
bigjohnthomas wrote:"Straight white van man "? Have youve never dressed in ladies clothes and a darth vader helmet or thought about doing it to a bloke ?
Ever :?:
Not even in dream :?


Nope!



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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby remark1 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:07 pm

Punto443 wrote:Rename a description of an unused section to jump on the political second hand offended brigade bandwagon?

Seems like a pointless excercise to me.


I accept what you're saying, but if you read what i wrote, I wasn't suggesting re-naming the section, just re-wording the description of the section! You never know, the sexist description of the section may be why it hasn't been used?

Alternatively, just delete the section. Just saying.

No need for anyone to get upset about it, it was simply a suggestion!
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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby bigjohnthomas » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:10 pm

Would you prefer something non binary?
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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby Mike » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:52 pm

remark1 wrote:You never know, the sexist description of the section may be why it hasn't been used?

Alternatively, just delete the section. Just saying.

No need for anyone to get upset about it, it was simply a suggestion!


Only you’re upset, I couldn’t give a shit. Stop being offended for other people, it really is one of the most pathetic things these days.
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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby bigjohnthomas » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:13 pm

Its not about offence, I feel its its a cry for help by someone unsure of their own sexuallty /gender
The clue is "straight white van man lol" if your sure about your gender why would you need to put that at the end?
But don't worry your not alone mike self identifies himself as a table leg and my estranged wife dbvm was actually a fat ginger bloke called Mr plokton or something :?

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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby remark1 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:44 pm

'Nuff said! 'Looks like i quite unintentionally stirred-up a few people with just a simple observation & suggestion!

You'll all be pleased to hear that i shan't be making any more comments on the matter, as I've better things to do with my time (like fix my van!).
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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby bigjohnthomas » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:00 am

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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby Mike » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:32 am

remark1 wrote:'I've better things to do with my time (like fix my van!).


Personally I’d have done that before worrying about an unused bit of the forum :lol: You need to sort out your priorities young lady :wink:
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Re: User groups - 'Other halves'!

Postby bigjohnthomas » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:37 am

How dare you assume her gender :x


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