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Old 01-22-2009, 10:21 PM
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I don't think we've had a complaint about referring to unruly kids as "brats." "Spawn" also seems harmless enough, but I'm not certain about that one.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:21 PM
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"Spawn" also seems harmless enough, but I'm not certain about that one.
No, I remember there's been problems with that one.

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Old 01-23-2009, 04:40 AM
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"Spawn" still has very negative connotations. I believe it's because it's usually used in tandem with "demon".

I have no problem with "brat" to describe a misbehaving child.
A bad child is a brat.
However, when children misbehave, that is more on the parents than the child, and I feel it's really unfair to slap those nasty, derogatory labels on.
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I usually put "frog" in front of "spawn", myself. XD Or I use it as a word by itself.

I'd also call any adult who was acting childishly a "brat"; and sometimes, the child is misbehaving all by itself, with no blame attached to the parent. So how is that unfair? I was a brat sometimes when a child; and my parents were good parents. I misbehaved, got my brothers into trouble, broke their rules and did things, like smoking, that they were vehemently against. However, I chose to do all these things so if someone had labeled me a brat, it would have been completely fair. I'd say it was an age thing; labeling a tantruming toddler as a "brat" could be considered unfair; labeling a seven year old as one, not; they are capable of choosing to behave badly, sometimes even if their parents are trying their best to deal with their child's bad behaviour.
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Lace is quite right about adults being brats, however, we have more creative names for adults who misbehave
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:17 PM
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I don't think there needs to be any more discussion.

We have asked you not to use derogatory names for children, so don't do it.

As has been said repeatedly, we are not going to post a list of what is and isn't allowed, because we expect the membership to have the intelligence to determine on their own what's acceptable.
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OK, people! I just had to remove yet another offensive child reference. I'm starting to feel like we mods are just talking to ourselves, and I for one am getting tired of it.

This is the final warning. Next person who does it gets an infraction.
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Just another reminder for some of our newer members. We've having a few problems again.

Remember - it's your responsibility as a forum member to check the Site News section regularly and keep yourself up-to-date on the rules.
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Just bumping this up to remind everyone that posting about one's prejudice against children is just as must against the rules here as posting about one's prejudice against any other group of people.

So no bashing children or making unpleasant generalizations about them.

Now lets get back to bashing those sucky customers.
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Unfortunately, we have to bump this one yet again.
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