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Using unsanctioned prounouns for FL4K on the Borderland 3 forums will get you banned.

Al Abaster

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Regardless between this and Ion Fury, this is really starting to getting out of hand imo.
Antifa and the Wokestapo are the first fascist movements who have successfully employed corporations ... normally the enemy of fascists ... as an enforcement wing for the fascist revolution.

It's not just gaming. Every corporate entity enforces the aims of the Wokestapo. Even piddly and lowly razor blade makers.
 
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PocoJoe

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I dont understand, why cant the robot be called he?

Since english is not my primary language i never understood the use of they instead of him/her

Regardless between this and Ion Fury, this is really starting to getting out of hand imo.
In my language (Finnish) we have only one pronoun for both male and female + "it/them".

So even using he/she is stupid and annoying, because every time we write about someone and we dont know the gender = need to use "he/she" instead of just "he" if it would be genderless like in Finnish
 

DunDunDunpachi

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Fictional characters are people too.

Remember when the standard of bigotry was how the victim felt about it? Now we have to respect the feelings of a videogame character as a proxy for the group of developers who made it. This is a new level of shutting down criticism. Can't wait for this to infect review scores, too.

"The reviewer didn't take into account the inner struggle of our well-written characters when they marked down our game's Story score. That's bigotry".
 

Petrae

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You couldn’t pay me enough money to play this game, let alone get to consider spending my own hard-earned money on it. Between Randy Pitchford being an awful human being, the game’s publisher sending private investigators to people’s houses over it, and now shitty virtue signaling...

...and I say this very plainly...

FUCK.

THIS.

GAME.
 

iconmaster

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As an aside, why on earth would any single individual use the pronoun 'they'?
It’s the progressive end-run around gendered pronouns. It’s terrible grammar, yes; and I’ll resist it as long as I can.

If we can’t accept “he” as the general-use placeholder, it’s easy to alternate between “he” and “she” when a pronoun is indefinite.
 

Raven117

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Not enough for me to not buy the game. I don’t care and I don’t use the forum. Little silly though to ban people over this.
 

Damage Inc

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Ok. Any little hope I had for the game is gone. Too much drama with this game. I’ll stick with other games.
 
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Darrec

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As an aside, why on earth would any single individual use the pronoun 'they'?

It's third person plural.

Is this simply because they don't want to use the term 'it'. Or are they passing themselves off as multiple individuals?
It might be wrong but when i learned english they told me the pronoun "they" was also used as a gender neutral term. This was like 15 years ago, so no SJW nonsense involved.
 
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sol_bad

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Could this spill over to the actual game? Like, reporting a player for calling the robot a he or she?
 

Lanrutcon

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Could this spill over to the actual game? Like, reporting a player for calling the robot a he or she?
Naw, BL3 doesn't have dedicated servers as far as I know. If it was online only...yeah, it probably would. So each game is hosted in isolation, outside of Gearbox's control, which means they don't have to enforce squat.
 
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420bits

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That's the most retarded thing I've ever heard.
I can oneup this for sure, because it gets way more retarded.

If a "they" + 1 (or more) were going out to eat dinner you cant say "They went out for dinner".
That would imply that either you misspronoun the "they" or you exclude the +1.

The pronounpolice would sentence you to life.
You need to be way more specific about it in order to keep the snowflakes happy.

The correct way would be to say "They (plural) went out for dinner".

Yes, you actually have to say "they plural". Not making this up, it's not a joke.
 

voidenberg

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Good thing i only paid 20 dollars for this game. I have absolutely no hype for it and gearbox attitude only make it worse.
 

Ogbert

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It might be wrong but when i learned english they told me the pronoun "they" was also used as a gender neutral term
I was never taught that :) And I have genuinely never encountered an individual person adopting the pronoun. It would be so difficult to maintain in conversation. Language cannot be marshalled like that.

I'm an old boy, so leaned grammar via the joys of Latin and Greek. You're right that 'they' is neutral, in as much as it isn't automatically associated with either male or female. In many ways, it's the plural of 'it'.

They wouldn't be able to use the third person plural in French though, as Ils and Elles do hint at gender. Or maybe they use an other term?

All too complicated for me.
 
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Solomeena

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This world is fucked, this is humankind's jumping the shark moment. We are fucked people, make no mistake about it. Shit like this is why humanity is guaranteed to make itself go extinct. We are some dumb motherfucker's to care about shit like this, fuck you humanity, you should rise above bullshit like this but you cannot or will not, dumb fucks.
 

iconmaster

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There has to be more to the story right? Did the issue get so contentious among forum members that the mods had to step in? So the bans would be for dredging up a divisive issue rather than misgendering.

Please?

this is humankind's jumping the shark moment.
Humanity will be fine. It's the democratic West that's screwed.
 
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