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SPOILERS: Official Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee Discussion Thread

In Thread 06/12/18
Eye of the Swan
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Guys, can we lay down on the insults and jabs about other people’s opinions? Criticizing or praising the game is fine, but make sure to respect what other people think about it. We all have different opinions about this (admittedly controversial) game, but make sure to not dismiss differing opinions or insult other users in the process.

Thank you, and carry on.
 
Use of the word "casual"
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So there's been some discussion about the use of the word "casual" in this thread that the staff wanted to clarify. While it's not always the case, we feel like that term usually carries a negative connotation to it much like "genwunner" does, and we would prefer if it wasn't used just to be on the safe side. It's one of those example terms in our baiting rule.

Thanks everyone :)
 
Regarding the term “whale”
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I think we have gone long enough with this off-topicness, so let’s try to cut it out.

While the examples given by my colleague are quite extreme, the point still stands. Just because a term may appear “silly” or whatever adjective you want to attribute to it, it doesn’t change the fact that the term “whale” is a stereotypical term with negative connotation, not unlike terms like “genwunner”.

Even if you may find it inoffensive, it doesn’t mean that the term itself is actually inoffensive, as people could feel insulted and disrespected by it due to it also having many other negative connotations. And rather than inadvertently hurting multiple people who may fall under that “category” for a reason or another – like spending the money to get the most out of freemium games or even having an actual addiction – it’s better to avoid using this or other potentially harmful terms altogether. This is out of respect of fellow fans, who should feel free to decide what they want to do with their money for their enjoyment without being labeled with random terms, classifications or whatnot.

Hope to have clarified this topic. Now, if you want to keep discussing this matter, bring it up to the sectional staff members through PMs.

Back to topic, peeps!
 
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