Continuing the discussion from
Hey - um, can we have the Regular Lounge thread back if we behave?:
Damn straight. What gives? If you were to plot the community here on a spectrum of esteem for on one hand, say West Point academy, and on the other, um… Hunter S Thomson - where do you think we’d land?
Sheesh… I feel trolled.
I answered this in that topic:
I did ask for suggestions but didn’t get any, so I chose Sci-Fi related titles. Just abaout every sci-fi show there is uses military titles, and the one I chose is specifically focused on exploration and peace, so clearly they mean different things to different people (I’m also not American, which may also play a role). Sci fi is a big part of what’s covered on Boing Boing, which is part of why I chose them.
Same issue applies now, though - people are using them, I’m not going to remove choice from the users who have chosen to use them. You may additionally choose not to use them.
That’s even more true now. They are in widespread use, I’m not going to change or remove them.