(Original post by bun)
It wasn't. He just didn't star out the word that Clarkson used when reporting what the media has gone on about. He didn't direct it at anyone, just talked about how annoying it is the media are getting at Clarkson for mumbling 'x'
This is the perfect way to describe what happened last night. I was looking to write a response of my own to describe it, but I couldn't think of anything better.
The word used by Life_Peer and allegedly used by Jeremy Clarkson is in the swear filter on TSR. If you attempt to avoid the filter, you will be warned. This is a simple concept and it is evident what happened.
If you were to then use that same word at another user, person, group or in any other way where it shows a malicious intent, you will be receive a warning. If you see posts that break the rules, please report it and the moderator(s) will deal with it when they see it. You can of course call out another user on their views providing it is not done in an insulting way.
The main reason for me posting in here is the way in which the 'situation' was reacted to. Yes, it's a terrible word. No, TSR does not endorse it. Any posts that were removed (and consequently reinstated) fell foul of the site rules. This is standard practice and is not some great conspiracy, or a the big racism cover-up of 2014. I'm not a poster of the MHoC, but the ferocity in which an honest mistake (which Jarred himself admitted to) was pounced on by some users shocked me. I would be more concerned had the word in question been directed at a person or group and then wasn't removed. As it was (and as you can still read), it made reference to the word gaining a lot of attention in a national news story, in a fashion that bypassed the swear filter. Had that word been filtered out as appropriate, no action would need be taken. A controversial opinion is not a warnable or bannable offence.
I am aware of a push to get more users involved with the MHoC, but frankly as Idle said it hardly felt a welcoming place. Looking around other parts of the MHoC today, the reaction given to this matter seems over the top, and frankly petty towards Jarred. The moderation actions taken were appropriate, any mistakes made were fixed and I hope we should be able to move on. Continued accusations of TSR being racist are false, not at all helpful and of course disruptive to a thread. Any concerns that a user has over moderation can be directed to AASL/M and not
be continually discussed and called out in a thread itself. Any further questions on the matter should be posted in AASL/M and not here.