metalangel wrote:I'm defensive because you suggested I'm making this up
There you go putting words in my mouth again. That's starting to get pretty annoying, you know. I've never once said you're making this up, but I do believe you've misunderstood something somewhere along the lines, leading you to believe something that isn't true. It happens to all of us, nothing to be ashamed about.
metalangel wrote:I'm not prepared to let this start involving my personal life just so you can see whether or not you're 'factually correct' again.
I already know that I'm correct, the point here is that I'm trying to figure out why you can't see that fact.
metalangel wrote:Doubting the truth of what I said is the whole reason we're having this argument.
Doubting your understanding of the situation is the whole reason we're having this argument.
metalangel wrote:No way am I doing that for you.
Don't do it for me, do it for yourself and for the deaf community. You have a real chance to have their stance on this issue be heard, and with the Katawa Shoujo fanbase looking on to boot. We could rewrite all of those incorrect articles. Unless of course, that's not their stance...
metalangel wrote:a lot of words that are commonly held to be acceptable are in fact not. As per the links. And many more links you can go out and find for yourself.
Here you go with this kind of thing again... we've already explained why your links aren't saying the same things you are, and can't find anything on the internet that solidly backs up your point. We all tried to go and find links ourselves, and couldn't. Could you be so kind as to share the links you claim exist with us?
metalangel wrote:You know, I don't care what you think about me, anonymous internet stranger.
And I don't expect you to. But if you're going to try to convince us that what you're saying is accurate, you're doing a terrible job of it.
Look man, I don't dislike you. I'm not the kind of guy that gets into an argument with someone and then ends up disliking them just because they disagree with me. As far as I can tell you're a pretty decent person, but you're doing the deaf community a great disservice by either A) Misrepresenting their stance on this issue, or B) Refusing to clarify their stance on this issue.
You keep saying over and over again that there are links and websites that prove your points, but have failed to produce even one single page that actually backs your point. Nothing you have provided (aside from your own opinion) claims that "Mute" alone, without anything attached, and used as an adjective, is currently considered offensive by anyone.