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    What the heck?

    Hi guys,
    I was a bit shocked to see an email from a WHT moderator about a warning which one of my posts received. Apparently typing in "Feliz Navidad" offended someone? I even typed it under "Merry Christmas" in the Merry Christmas thread.

    I understand you do not want whole posts being done in another language, but taking out something as simple as Feliz Navidad is just plain stupid. I think that it is one of the most known Spanish phrases around. So I guess this would also imply that talking about the song "Feliz Navidad" could also get a complaint?

    Sometimes people here just seem to amaze me.

    Ok my rant is over,

    Mike

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    Thanks for your feedback, Mike. This was already addressed with staff. Sometimes moderators follow reports a little too blindly. Feliz Navidad is understood by most English speaking people. The intent of the rule is to make moderators' jobs easier by not making them know every spoken language. It's not there to stifle normal conversation. Feliz Navidad is used in English, expecially this time of year. And as such follows the spirit of the rule.

    You were only issued an alert. But we've removed that.
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    Can you please contact us at the helpdesk to discuss this further please?
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    And with that said, Feliz Navidad mi amigos.

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    Thanks for your feedback, Mike. This was already addressed with staff. Sometimes moderators follow reports a little too blindly. Feliz Navidad is understood by most English speaking people. The intent of the rule is to make moderators' jobs easier by not making them know every spoken language. It's not there to stifle normal conversation. Feliz Navidad is used in English, expecially this time of year. And as such follows the spirit of the rule.

    You were only issued an alert. But we've removed that.
    Thank you very much, I did not want to come here and chew anyones heads off because thats now how I am. I was just making sure that I wasn't crazy for thinking that it wasn't a big deal at all.

    Can you please contact us at the helpdesk to discuss this further please?
    I had contacted you right away via the helpdesk after I received the email.

    And with that said, Feliz Navidad mi admigos.
    You mean Feliz Navidad mis amigos (Merry Christmas my friends)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWalczak
    You mean Feliz Navidad mis amigos (Merry Christmas my friends)
    Hey, I tried didn't I?

    That's better than you can say for some people.

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    Yup, that's me., the old blind bear...

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    Hey, I tried didn't I?
    That you did, and you were close

    Yup, that's me., the old blind bear...
    No worries my friend, have a good Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWalczak
    You mean Feliz Navidad mis amigos (Merry Christmas my friends)
    Merry Christmas to you too Mike.
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