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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 2006-09-19, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Please read before venturing into the humour forum

It's been my experience that humour can take many forms and what is funny for some is not funny for others. Often times, one persons idea of fun can be deeply offensive to others.

Humour often plays on human ignorance, stereotypes and human misperceptions. Humour can also be dark by finding humour in death and disease. It can also be used to satirize politicians and religious leaders.

Whether you find these jokes funny or not often depends on your religion or political stripes.

Generally speaking in the humour forum we "lighten" up the rules a bit. We allow "blonde" jokes and we allow jokes about a "priest, a mininster and a reverend" or jokes about "the Frenchman, the Canadian and the italian"

Are these jokes offensive and preying on stereotypes? In some cases, yes but then I would also argue that 95% of primetime television programming relies heavily on stereotypes and ridiculous portrayals of various ethnic groups and groups.

The point is that the humour forums will have some jokes that may offend some so please remember that when you enter into this forum.

Having said all that, the humour forums will be moderated.

We will delete particularly rude or extremely offensive jokes that we think offend the sensibilities of most members.

How does one define "particularly rude or extremely offensive". The truth is I don't know but like pornography I know when I see it.

If you think a particular post in the humour forum has crossed the line, then please use the report bad post feature. Please do not flame.

In addition, I recommend you rate any humour thread. This will alert many members to what's funny and what's not.

The moderators and I investigate every bad post report.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 2006-09-19, 04:41 PM
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Fair enough. The title of the post should give the reader a clue as to what the joke is about. I think a lot of people have lost their sense of humour or never had one in the first place and I think that's too bad. Given all the bad or negative news we get everyday, I think a good joke is a welcome relief. What I hope you don't do, Hugh, is delete a perfectly good joke (whatever its subject matter) simply because one thin-skinned person objected!
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