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Old 17-07-2021, 19:08   #886
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

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What legislation protects someone from a joke?
*grabs popcorn
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Old 17-07-2021, 19:26   #887
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

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It needs to be by someone independent, objective and not emotionally involved. They are best places to decide whether or not a joke is “personal” and with malicious intent
Ultimately, if it went that far, that's what would happen.

Most things are best dealt with informally though (in fact the courts expect this before people turn to them).

If someone is genuinely making a joke, they would be horrified to learn that they had caused offence and not do it again to the same person (I imagine that this has happened to almost everybody at some point).
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Old 17-07-2021, 19:29   #888
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

Never seemed to bother Bernard Manning . . in fact half the crowd probably went hoping he'd pick on them
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Virginia, US to be more exact, I hope the weather is nice.
Yes very nice Flown over to Asia tonight

My point which i think i have made is that a person with the minimum of knowledge can stop the police from finding where they are if they use a good VPN.

I will now return to using my real IP on this site as per the site rules
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Old 17-07-2021, 19:36   #890
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What legislation protects someone from a joke?
A solicitor once told me that successful prosecutions have arisen from remarks claimed to be humerous or sarcastic.

I think that the best thing to do is to err on the side of caution until you lnow someone well enough to know if they are likely to take what you're going to say as a joke or not.

It's also important to realise that what might genuinely be meant as a joke could really, really upset somebody. Also, when communicating in writing, the lack of facial expressions, body language, tone of voice etc can lead to misunderstandings.

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Never seemed to bother Bernard Manning . . in fact half the crowd probably went hoping he'd pick on them
Exactly, there are some people who relish this form of humour. Not everybody does though, but I wouldn't expect that these people would have gone to see Bernard Manning anyway!
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

No, the people who didn't like his type of humour probably never went to see him, but it didn't stop them complaining about it.

No accounting for taste eh
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

Unfortunately, this country seems to have lost its sense of humour.
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Unfortunately, this country seems to have lost its sense of humour.
And there are groups that will keep it that way.
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Old 17-07-2021, 23:18   #894
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

At least (up to now) YouTube still has lots of stuff on it that made - and still makes me - howl with laughter.

I've spent nearly 2 hours tonight watching some Bernard Manning, Mick Miller, Chubby Brown, and the few clips available of Charlie Williams.

I think tomorrow I'll go for Citizen Smith, It Aint Half Hot Mum, The Brittas Empire, and possibly one of the 'Bottom Live' tours.

I'm a very very naughty boy
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

You should watch "Till Death Us Do Part, or Love Thy Neighbour"
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You should watch "Till Death Us Do Part, or Love Thy Neighbour"

All in good time young man, perhaps with a dash of Hogans Heroes and Bilko for the American flavour?

I may have to make a viewing list . . this could take some time
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

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Unfortunately, this country seems to have lost its sense of humour.
No I think we have got a better sense of humour.
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

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Unfortunately, this country seems to have lost its sense of humour.
I think the sense of humour is still in there somewhere, however being in a multicultural and diverse country means the jokes need to be altered to suit. .


An Englishman Irishman Scotsman man woman Priest dwarf . . person of indiscriminate age, height, colour, religion, employment, and sexual identity walks into a bar
The barman barwoman landlord landlady . . person serving drinks (who is also a person of indiscriminate age, height, colour, religion, and sexual identity . . but is employed on a zero hours contract) . . then says to the customer . . .

It doesn't quite work does it
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

On the other, it’s no longer OK to openly mock and laugh at others just because they’re "different" (female, disabled, gay, religion, etc.), so swings/roundabouts…
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

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I think the sense of humour is still in there somewhere, however being in a multicultural and diverse country means the jokes need to be altered to suit. .


An Englishman Irishman Scotsman man woman Priest dwarf . . person of indiscriminate age, height, colour, religion, employment, and sexual identity walks into a bar
The barman barwoman landlord landlady . . person serving drinks (who is also a person of indiscriminate age, height, colour, religion, and sexual identity . . but is employed on a zero hours contract) . . then says to the customer . . .

It doesn't quite work does it
Is there such a thing as a good woke/pc joke
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