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

01011001

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People up in here need some remedial English lessons. They is often used when talking about a single person, usually when you don't know the person

Somebody ran into my car in the parking lot. They totalled it.

I was walking down the street and some guy hit me from behind.
Did you get a good look at them?
No, they were wearing a mask.
talking about how this works in english...

I wonder what they do with localisations... this shit only works in a handful of languages, in many languages you don't have words like "they" that can refer to someone of unknown gender
 
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Mobile Suit Gooch

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That's my thinking. To me it sounds like they are making fun of the pronoun police.
I doubt it.
talking about how this works in english...

I wonder what they do with localisations... this shit only works in a handful of languages, in many languages you don't have words like "they" that can refer to someone of unknown gender
dat username.
 

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Isn't this the same developer that has enemies in the game called psycho midgets. Isn't midgets derogatory? They need to check their normal stature privilege. REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
 
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talking about how this works in english...

I wonder what they do with localisations... this shit only works in a handful of languages, in many languages you don't have words like "they" that can refer to someone of unknown gender
I honestly have no ideia how they could translate this to portuguese or spanish.
 

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A Borderlands 3 forum mod finding out on the phone someone misgendered a robot:

 
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lol with the amount of stupidity surrounding and in this game I'm glad it was delayed by six months on steam. By then my feelings for this game will be to wait for a cheap sale.
 
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Al Abaster

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This is...ummm...this is weaponized idiocy. Like, eff balls stupid.
“Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths … A republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking.” — James Madison, Federalist Papers No. 10.

With all due respect, your ignorance of history does not constitute a flaw on my part. The *well known and undisputed fact* that historical figures of the West disliked democracy is no secret. It's not controversial. Representative republics are specifically designed to deal with the flaws of democracy. Anyone with even a modest knowledge of history knows this.

And pathetic personal attacks of the sort you levied are so common among the ignorant.
 
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If they want to enforce pronouns for machines, shouldn't they enforce the use of "it"? That literally makes no sense, whoevet called a meeting to discuss that idea should be laughed out of the company.
 
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I think you're right. Nobody in history ever really liked pure democracy, it always led to cultural suicide after a long and unhappy period of mob rule. Generally transitioning into some kind of horrid despotism or totalitarian intermediate phase. The American Founders and other overly romantic intellectuals of the West thought they could make it work using representation instead of the straight dope.

But it looks like democracy, in whatever dosage, is invariably fatal. Doesn't take a degree in rocket surgery, it seems to me, to figure out why. The majority can barely tie their own shoelaces.

Looking back down the millenia, it seems to me that constitutional monarchy was by far the best system humankind ever devised. We owe George an apology. Having discarded and burned the whole model though, don't think there's any going back.
You are not in your league here, go to some intellectual forum with people who can have a real discussion.

Sadly, we don't deserve you.
 
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"Agua" is a thing, an object, it has nothing to do with male/female.
You obviously don't speak French very often, it would be simpler for us to just assimilate than change the language to accommodate the gender neutral ideology, everything has a gender in French, the computer keyboard is male and the computer mouse is female.

The table is female, same for the chairs, but not the stool for some reason.

This is part of what makes the language beautiful, I don't want a generic and dull gender neutral language.
 

clem84

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Understandable. We wouldn't want that in-game robot to get hurt. Wait... What?

Seriously, if this is real and not Gearbox making fun of the pronoun police, then they are protecting, not the fictional character of course, but people who are offended because others are not falling in line and using correct pronouns on a fictional character. Again if this is real, then this is brings a whole new meaning to the expression clown world.
 
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SweetShark

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Great, just great.
Now I must be careful to not hurt the feelings of a freaking robot.

Thankfully I am playing Ion Furry so the robots can fuck themselves.
 
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CuNi

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How can something made out of sloid material be so gender fluid. It's a robot, it's a thing.. Kappa
 

VertigoOA

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Being a gearbox forum moderator is the highest profile job an Era poster can get....

15$ an hour.

DOES IT HAVE A COCK!?
 
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TwiztidElf

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Next thing you know, Queen Padme will be saying "Thank you R2D2! You deserve our gratitude!".
The correct pronoun for a robot is "it"
How long until peak idiocracy?
 

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“Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths … A republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking.” — James Madison, Federalist Papers No. 10.

With all due respect, your ignorance of history does not constitute a flaw on my part. The *well known and undisputed fact* that historical figures of the West disliked democracy is no secret. It's not controversial. Representative republics are specifically designed to deal with the flaws of democracy. Anyone with even a modest knowledge of history knows this.

And pathetic personal attacks of the sort you levied are so common among the ignorant.
It was the part about monarchs not the part about a representative republic that was ill-informed. The fact you quote the federalist papers for your misguided assertion further demonstrates a lack of true understanding. I hope you got an A in the political science class you took from that “challenging and quirky” professor.
 

Ogbert

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Why are gaming people the most retarded
It's a valid question and one I've been thinking about.

If you look at young people today, and this generally isn't a criticism, they haven't really grown up. Throughout their twenties and thirties, they're still behaving like teenagers. Stephen Fry (who can be a bit of a bore) described the prevaliling culture well - video games, comics, social media - as being like babyfood. It's sweet, mushed up and easily digested. It presents no challenge. You don't need teeth to consume it.

As soon as you realise they're not actually adults, that they have no responsiblities, it all makes sense.
 

The_Mike

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I'm calling it either He or She - whichever is more offensive.
It's he then.

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?
You're trying to make reason out of mental illness. It is not possible.
 
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royox

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Why are gaming people the most retarded
Because SJW consider "gaming" has ben a "white male" territory and the gaming industry is one of the most actiove on social networks like twitter and instagram. Also they learned that they have somehow some kind of power to damage public images of companies by calling them sexists or transphobes.

Look how the same doesn't happen with books. Nobody cares there's no trans people on Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones.
 

DeepEnigma

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Why are gaming people the most retarded
Because SJW consider "gaming" has ben a "white male" territory and the gaming industry is one of the most actiove on social networks like twitter and instagram. Also they learned that they have somehow some kind of power to damage public images of companies by calling them sexists or transphobes.

Look how the same doesn't happen with books. Nobody cares there's no trans people on Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones.
It is also easier for these types to try and suppress other nerds and be the bully. Can you imagine these types trying to campaign against the fandom of American Football, Footy, UFC or the like?
 
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