I have an honest and sincere question. On that Nick Diaz thread where people are trying to defend why it’s OK to call people faggots without it being a derogatory statement, why is it OK to have the word “fag” or “faggot” nearly 40 times in a thread at the time I am writing this but when I comment back to someone who said, “Is Caraway gay? If he’s not, then now does the word fag qualify as homophobic in this instance? Does saying someone is stupid somehow impune individuas who are actually mentally deficient? I don’t get the hyper-sensitivity. It seems overblown.” I get in trouble because I responded about how that statement they made made is about as smart as saying that if you called someone a derogatory name for African Americans (but said the word) and saying it wasn’t a racist statement if the person wasn’t in fact an African American? Me typing out that word got me extremely close to having the ban hammer thrown down. I get it, if I do the crime I should do the time. I agree in the same regards that Nick Diaz calling someone a “fag” and the UFC taking action is a just action by the UFC, I think that MMAMania has every right to see my use of that racial slur as grounds to take action against me, I get it. But what I don’t get is how is “fag” and “faggot” ok? It is even used in a “cute” manner in the headline of an article by making an alliteration of “fag flap” which used in and of itself out of context is a rather funny phrase. I love this community and have been here for years. This isn’t meant to piss off or be a big middle finger to the Moderators, just an honest question and a desire to discuss this because I am at a loss why it’s OK to sling a word around that refers to a group of human beings in such an inflammatory way in some instances but not others.