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2017-04-17 01:22:35 PM  
As you were aware, the decades old abbreviation for a transmission has evolved into a pejorative for transgendered people. We've fiddled with several things to try and remedy this- you may remember the ill-fated "transformer" filter. For mechanical reasons and lightening the load on mods to act on all the false-positives, we've decided to filter the word(and its plural) to "trans". This eliminates the hate speech version and leaves an understandable version for auto threads without us getting cutesy about it. 

You can still type in the word, but it will be filtered by the farkbot to "trans". We just wanted to give you a heads-up to pass along to other car folks in future threads who may not see this one.
 
2017-04-17 01:23:50 PM  
Still stupid.
 
2017-04-17 01:24:06 PM  
Well, I can finally sleep at night.
 
2017-04-17 01:24:19 PM  
Okay but what about the brand new slang all the kids are using for nose sex?  I don't want to say it here, lest I offend some of the wilting flowers in the audience.
 
2017-04-17 01:24:20 PM  
Let's give it a roll:  RuPaul is not a trans snob; a manual, automatic, or CVT will be fine with RuPaul.
 
2017-04-17 01:25:00 PM  

skybreaker: Still stupid.


Not at all. See, dropping the 'ny' and replacing it with an 's' makes it all better.
 
2017-04-17 01:25:14 PM  
What?
 
2017-04-17 01:25:18 PM  
what?
 
2017-04-17 01:26:12 PM  
Dude.  I'm not in my safe space.  How about a trigger warning next time?
 
2017-04-17 01:26:58 PM  
Oh FFS.
 
2017-04-17 01:35:37 PM  
Is Modded-tater being ironic or serious about this? I can't tell anymore.
 
2017-04-17 01:35:47 PM  
Transformer filter was funnier
 
2017-04-17 01:36:42 PM  
Parent of a trans kid here.  May not be a big deal to many of you.  It is for those it affects.

Applaud the mods.
 
2017-04-17 01:36:52 PM  
Gee, all the crying and butthurt about 'safe spaces' and 'triggering', it's almost enough to make you think certain types of people are really upset by this.  Almost like...hmmm...if only there were some word or phrase to describe it, and some other phrase to describe how people like that want some kind of...comforting place where they don't have to be confronted by things they find difficult.
 
2017-04-17 01:45:07 PM  

Al_Ed: skybreaker: Still stupid.

Not at all. See, dropping the 'ny' and replacing it with an 's' makes it all better.


This simple step may very well solve the problem with North Korea.
 
2017-04-17 01:45:51 PM  

martissimo: Transformer filter was funnier


It pissed most everyone off after a while- LGBT and gearheads
 
2017-04-17 01:48:43 PM  

DragonIV: Parent of a trans kid here.  May not be a big deal to many of you.  It is for those it affects.

Applaud the mods.


It's a huge deal.  Besides, try explaining how CVT genitalia work to those not in the know.
 
2017-04-17 01:51:26 PM  

DragonIV: May not be a big deal to many of you. It is for those it affects.

Applaud the mods.


This. So much this.

harleyquinnical: try explaining how CVT genitalia work to those not in the know.


Sadly, CVT was not an option when I got my upgrade. :-/
 
2017-04-17 01:51:35 PM  
Neil Young is OK with this.img.fark.net
 
2017-04-17 01:52:08 PM  

DragonIV: Parent of a trans kid here.  May not be a big deal to many of you.  It is for those it affects.

Applaud the mods.



I literally just didn't know this was a thing, largely because it doesn't affect me.

If this helps trans folks, I'm all for it.
 
2017-04-17 01:52:45 PM  

harleyquinnical: DragonIV: Parent of a trans kid here.  May not be a big deal to many of you.  It is for those it affects.

Applaud the mods.

It's a huge deal.  Besides, try explaining how CVT genitalia work to those not in the know.


The ladies prefer direct drive.
 
2017-04-17 01:53:43 PM  
Test to follow ------>

transmission

<----- This completes the test
 
2017-04-17 01:54:08 PM  

dugitman: martissimo: Transformer filter was funnier

It pissed most everyone off after a while- LGBT and gearheads


Yeah I can see it pissing off gearheads, LGBT I can't really get it eliminated an offensive term.

BTW , this a beautiful four on the floor Muncie umm , Transformer!
image.superchevy.com
 
2017-04-17 01:55:19 PM  
I was at a seder on Saturday with a bunch of auto transmissions, and they all call themselves auto transmissions.  Or worse.

But I never did.
 
2017-04-17 01:56:17 PM  

Al_Ed: skybreaker: Still stupid.

Not at all. See, dropping the 'ny' and replacing it with an 's' makes it all better.


I am somehow not torn up about this.
 
2017-04-17 01:58:30 PM  
not that i want to hate speak, but for educational purposes of people who might out of ignorance use the pejorative form in error. care to educate us on the issue.
 
2017-04-17 01:58:41 PM  
But it just sounds too different if I just blow a trans...
 
2017-04-17 01:59:38 PM  
Why not just change it to "transmission"?
 
2017-04-17 02:00:16 PM  

Black_Lazerus: not that i want to hate speak, but for educational purposes of people who might out of ignorance use the pejorative form in error. care to educate us on the issue.


Um yeah, it's equivalent to calling gay people "f***got". There ya go.
 
2017-04-17 02:04:16 PM  
Is it that hard to use trans? FFS people.
 
2017-04-17 02:05:16 PM  
and I only used that word and didn't star it out like Eclectic in order to be informative. No offense intended.

/Eclectic did it better than I did
 
2017-04-17 02:06:59 PM  
This one time at a bar an M22 sidled up next to me.  Offered me a drink and what not.  I really wasnt buying the line "I will crush you, but in a good way"
 
2017-04-17 02:07:31 PM  
Automatic or four speed?
 
2017-04-17 02:08:59 PM  

Rusty Shackleford: Neil Young is OK with this.[img.fark.net image 500x504]


But what about the late Lou Reed?

img.fark.net
 
M-G
2017-04-17 02:15:58 PM  
What happens if we need to describe changing the ignition timing to happen later?  Is there going to be a filter for that too?
 
2017-04-17 02:16:17 PM  

deanis: Is it that hard to use trans? FFS people.


Most american guys I met have real trouble with riding manual stick.
 
2017-04-17 02:19:35 PM  
Hey folks, can we stop using this word because it's pretty hurtful to some people.

Sane: OK
Fark: This is stupid!
 
2017-04-17 02:21:32 PM  
what about trainees?
 
2017-04-17 02:21:38 PM  
is 'dike cutter' still appropriate for the type of cutting pliers with a slanted cutting plane?
 
2017-04-17 02:22:36 PM  
This sucks.

Now I won't be able to make Bumblebee jokes anymore when the filter hits.
 
2017-04-17 02:23:15 PM  

cup of tea: is 'dike cutter' still appropriate for the type of cutting pliers with a slanted cutting plane?


i always call those "dikes" - probably because that's what my father called them.

/no one was ever confused by the term
 
2017-04-17 02:25:01 PM  
I'll call anyone anything they prefer to be called.  Just pick one and stick to it please.
 
2017-04-17 02:26:55 PM  

cup of tea: is 'dike cutter' still appropriate for the type of cutting pliers with a slanted cutting plane?


The Milwaukee ratcheting ones are farking awesome, pay the extra money and get the power, none of that Wiss garbage
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-04-17 02:27:21 PM  
lightening the load on mods to act on all the false-positives

The mods get an alert every time somebody gets filtered?

Boobies.
 
2017-04-17 02:28:01 PM  
That's better.

Glad there's a resolution for this.
 
2017-04-17 02:30:39 PM  

wjllope: cup of tea: is 'dike cutter' still appropriate for the type of cutting pliers with a slanted cutting plane?

i always call those "dikes" - probably because that's what my father called them.

/no one was ever confused by the term


I knew a girl who thought I was joking when I called them that.  She was orientationally confused though
 
2017-04-17 02:35:42 PM  

M-G: What happens if we need to describe changing the ignition timing to happen later?  Is there going to be a filter for that too?


That's not retarded, that's advanced.
 
2017-04-17 02:36:15 PM  
I asked a trans, and her preferred term is gearbox.
 
2017-04-17 02:37:14 PM  
img.fark.net

/triggered
 
2017-04-17 02:37:29 PM  

cgraves67: I asked a trans, and her preferred term is gearbox.


Ha! Ha! Transgender people! Easy targets amirte?!?

/bite me
 
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