It has come to my attention...

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Does my elaya name offend?

Yes
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5%
Yes
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5%
No
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No
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I feel MOOP_Fascist would be better
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I feel MOOP_Fascist would be better
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It is politically incorrect
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It is politically incorrect
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Why are you bothering me with this shit?
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Why are you bothering me with this shit?
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It has come to my attention...

Post by MOOP_Nazi » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:26 pm

The purpose of this is to see if my usage of the term "Nazi" in my eplaya name is affecting the way people react to the message I bring.

People constantly refer to the person in charge of the clean-up plan as "the MOOP Nazi". No, not evetryoone does this, but I have heard it enough to feel that it is an understood humorous and accepted way to refer to an individual who was responsible and somewhat fanatical about the LNT plan of the camp.

I feel that it in many ways is mocking the term "Nazi". It is typically used in a light-hearted semi-derogatory way and my goal is to create an alliance of those individuals who have the reputation as a "MOOP Nazi" free from the requirments of having to be involved in a theme camp. As it was described to me by one person "Kind of like a Rotary Club" for MOOP Nazis.

This is my goal and the concept behind what it is I am doing.

Am I being insensitive by taking this as my eplaya name?
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:37 pm

An emphatic NO!!

Fuck that shit...keep your name and dont let ANYONE tell you "you are doing it wrong"...
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by TomServo » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:44 pm

No. It's safer than NSDAP
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by oneeyeddick » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:45 pm

I would be more offended if you were the MOOP_Republican.
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by Elliot » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:30 pm

Growing up in Europe shortly after WW-2, I heard quite a lot about the Nazis. Enough that I feel the word should not be used in jest.
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by TomServo » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:37 pm

It's a slippery slope, once you start banning words....or books..or people...

MOOP, I can understand
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by Shpilkus » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:40 pm

I didn't see what was wrong with his old name here on eplaya. The other avitar photo was a bit startling however.
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by TT120 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:00 pm

If a particular word makes you think of a terrible time in the worlds history, then good. Never forget.
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by moonrise » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:21 pm

The first time I heard the term it startled me (this was during the burn in 2010) I also noticed the 'nazi' part bothered a few, maybe something else could be used.

You're posts and ideas are hilarious and effective, just so you know!

MOOP_nazi does flow off the tongue easily, especially when everyone is drunk and tired. I'm sure you are feared by the MOOPERS!! :shock:

I CANNOT wait to see and hear you and your campmates in action, pleeeez youtube it, it may help the burgins learn about LNT and MOOP! (and disguise the youtube with a sexy title and frozen frame photo, ambush them! hahaha) :lol:
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words people, words...not sticks.

Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:44 pm

WOULD YOU PREFER MOOP NIGGA?

i didnt think so...
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by MisaBlue » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:48 pm

Have you ever seen our sign?

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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by Elderberry » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:31 pm

MisaBlue wrote:Have you ever seen our sign?

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LOL, your camp was the first thought I had after reading his post!
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Re: words people, words...not sticks.

Post by shykat » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:47 pm

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:WOULD YOU PREFER MOOP NIGGA?

i didnt think so...

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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by MOOP_Nazi » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:50 pm

I appreciate the responses from everybody! In all honesty, I had forgotten about your sign!
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by International Incident » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:02 pm

jkisha wrote:
MisaBlue wrote:Have you ever seen our sign?

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LOL, your camp was the first thought I had after reading his post!

yup... +100

It is just a word - albeit one with some nasty historical connotations. That said, I'd hate for people to stop using the word, the youngsters of this generation (and the next) need to be reminded of what occurs when one lets racism, hatred, bigotry and madness rule. You can't stop history repeating itself if you don't talk about history.

OK, off my soap box now

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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by unjonharley » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:16 pm

If you change your name my brow shirt will go to waste..

I will sign up with your outfit if you declare the whole of Terminal City "doom moop".

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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by Savannah » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:28 pm

I don't like the whole "moop nazi" thing, but I support free speech and radical self-expression. :|

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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by Elliot » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:45 pm

Savannah wrote:I don't like the whole "moop nazi" thing, but I support free speech and radical self-expression. :|
That's how I feel about the whole Barbie thing. I can "deal with it" just fine, but it would not have been my personal choice. I guess I'm a rather soft-hearted fellow.
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by BBadger » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:19 pm

Actually, the only reason I'd support--but not necessarily request--a name change is that I'd like to use more propaganda posters/media that isn't just Nazi-like, but also Soviet-esque, and maybe a touch of Mao here and there. The closest thing I can think of that would have similar connotations to being a "Nazi" about shit is being a "Czar." So if you were to switch to anything--and again, I'm not promoting that you do--something like "MOOP Czar" might work.
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by moonrise » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:23 pm

I like MOOP Czar
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by ygmir » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:27 pm

I'd vote use any dang name you want.

and to jump in with BBadger, is it any more offensive, than
Mao moop
moopy Stalin

Pol moop Pot

Rwanda moop
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by MOOP_Nazi » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:51 pm

Hell... I like MOOP Czar..

Technically, can't a MOOP Nazi also be a MOOP Czar thus opening the field for both sets of propaganda?

I mean think about it - when William Bennet was the Drug Czar he was a Republican to...
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by Bob » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:45 pm

LNT Nazi probably would be more correct.

Could be worse, you might have picked MOOP Nigger.
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by Packoderm » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:01 pm

I think it's going to end up being Moop Czar.
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by oneeyeddick » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:14 pm

He's gonna hafta get a different hat.
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by MOOP_Czar » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:25 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:He's gonna hafta get a different hat.
I have a different hat...

And in an effort to prevent any damned imposters I have struck first.

Though I fear an identity crisis will ensue...

Oh dear....
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by BBadger » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:37 pm

Had the Czarist regimes stayed in power they'd probably have assumed such fashionable headwear that you're wearing so you can probably keep that, or something like an admiral hat. Having one of those nice long Czar mustaches would look good though...
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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:10 am

Not to mention a bevy of "Grand Duchesses" in tow.


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Post by unjonharley » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:20 am

Redemption through sin..

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Re: It has come to my attention...

Post by TomServo » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:23 pm

Pickelhaubes are pretty cool..
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how bout Moop_Kaiser?
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