NationStates Jolt Archive

Please lock my thread

The Cat-Tribe
10-05-2005, 06:50
In retrospect it was unwise to start this thread & poll in the first place and it has degenerated. Please lock.

Thank you.


(I don't think this is necessary and you need not read, but I thought I'd explain just in case.)

In a heated exchange with Mutated Sea Bass, I ended a response with "Happy, skippy?"

Apparently "skip" or "skippy" is a term for an Australian of British descent. My use was snide, but not intentionally racist.

I apologized repeatedly (although I did originally doubt it was a slur based on Google searches).

Anyway, I created a thread to see whether others knew it was a slur. (I admit so part of my motivation was evidence that I my use was intentional. I did, however, think the thread was educational and I was genuinely curious.)

I tried to tell people not to pick on MSB (who I did not name) for objecting to its use. I had other issues about my exchange with MSB but chose not to report them as I think we have resolved them.

Anyway, I should have known this would devolve. People are knocking MSB for raising the objection and he is responding with increasing hostility (which is somewhat understandable).

I am not asking for investigation/discipline of anything or anyone. Just that my error in creating the thread not continue to be exacerbated.

Thank you, again.
10-05-2005, 07:21
good move.

[personal observation]Though I have noticed MSB tends to get offended very easily. [/personal observation]
The Most Glorious Hack
10-05-2005, 08:56
The Cat-Tribe
10-05-2005, 09:13

Yay! Thanks!