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Offline Adrian the Goat

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Signature Inquiry
« on: September 04, 2016, 09:04:44 pm »
I'd like to ask the staff's ruling on whether or not it is fine to use the Confederate flag in the forum signature field. I've been considering adding a signature to my profile, and when I was thinking of possibilities, I thought the Confederate flag may be a good representation for my pride in the southern states, as I am from Kentucky. I know the flag is surrounded by great controversy in these days, which is exactly why I'm bringing this issue forward. I couldn't find any rule for or against it in the forum rules and regulations. I mean no symbol of hatred by using the Confederate flag, but only a symbol for the south. Perhaps if it's not fine to use the Virginia battle flag, the flag we know as the Confederate flag, I could use one of the other flags of the former Confederate States of America? Thank you to the staff in advance!
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Re: Signature Inquiry
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 09:08:50 pm »
I have no opposition to this, as it's merely an icon, but it's not likely.
Much like the swastika, which used to mean something positive, it has a heavy negative stigma around it.
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Re: Signature Inquiry
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 09:22:18 pm »
Hello! Thank you for asking about this before added it to your signature. While the staff understand the confederate flag has different meanings to different people it's still considered offesive to large groups of people, because of this we don't allow it on the forum. FT is a safe space for everyone which is why we don't allow symbols that can be derogatory to certain groups
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Re: Signature Inquiry
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 09:32:23 pm »
Hello! Thank you for asking about this before added it to your signature. While the staff understand the confederate flag has different meanings to different people it's still considered offesive to large groups of people, because of this we don't allow it on the forum. FT is a safe space for everyone which is why we don't allow symbols that can be derogatory to certain groups

This is correct!
Thank you so much for asking, we really appreciate it  :lion: I'm not too well-versed on the other flags, but another one should be fine.
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Re: Signature Inquiry
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 10:10:56 am »
There is too much controversy and negativity around this, I'd recommend using your state's flag instead.
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Re: Signature Inquiry
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 12:51:42 pm »
There is too much controversy and negativity around this, I'd recommend using your state's flag instead.

Beat me to it, I was going to say the same thing.
State flags are cool and don't get seen enough as it is.
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