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POLL: Harmless Joshing, or Racist Attack?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
John the OFM should be Dawghoused
72
12%
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John's remark was offensive, but not punishable
67
11%
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no opinion
40
7%
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Accept John the OFM's explanation
100
17%
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John the OFM was making a harmless jest
313
53%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Writing in the forums, Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP said this (referring to several of our Australian members):

We expect so little from the Australians. We hold them to lesser standards than the rest of us more civilized types.

Later in the same discussion, Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP clarifies that he meant the posting "entirely in jest."

However, one of our members feels that the original posting "demeans other nations' inhabitants by seeking to humiliate them with unflattering stereotypes," and says that it is a racist attack which should result in a trip to the Dawghouse.

Since I've been accused of granting "special treatment" to Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP, I thought I'd ask for TMP readership input on this one:

  • If you were the TMP webmaster, would you Dawghouse Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP for this post?
  • Or was it only harmless joshing?