10 minutes change request. (in General)

Talion September 25 2007 2:09 PM EDT

I noticed that battle results are all in the masculine form.

For example, some look something like: "Britney Spears hit Minion X with his Decay for Y damage".

Could battle results should be reworded in a genderless form? It would be a lot more interesting to read.

8DEOTWP September 25 2007 2:10 PM EDT


Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] September 25 2007 2:17 PM EDT

I vote it.

Tezmac September 25 2007 2:20 PM EDT

This has been brought up a few times (even on CB1). Consider your request to be denied. :O)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 25 2007 2:25 PM EDT

May have been that way for a long time....

It still does not make sense though. Somehow I never had any female members in any of my teams, but if I wished to create one, this would certainly irritate me :)

drudge September 25 2007 2:33 PM EDT

you're paying too much attention to details here, lol.

what about all the androgynous minions that are created? not fair to them either

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 25 2007 2:40 PM EDT

Alright. Everybody, in battle logs, should be called "it" from now on :P

"It hit it with it's Cone Of Cold [107742]"

Does that not sound great?

Talion September 25 2007 2:50 PM EDT

Well, there is a better way...

Currently: "Britney hit Justin with his Decay for Y damage"

Alternative: "Britney's Decay hit Justin for Y damage"

No gender specific reference in there and it means exactly the same thing.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 25 2007 2:55 PM EDT

Lol, I hope you did not think I was dissing your claim. Of course it makes more sense the way you described :)

Talion September 25 2007 2:56 PM EDT

Ok, finally found the exact battle result that I initially noticed...

"Necromancer Sorceress takes damage from his own Decay (2021)!"

That is not as easy to reword into a genderless form.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] September 25 2007 3:07 PM EDT

How about :

"Decay backfires/is reflected, and hits Necromancer Sorceress(whatever)!"

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] September 25 2007 5:08 PM EDT

It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again!

Miandrital September 25 2007 5:12 PM EDT

For great justice!

QBRanger September 25 2007 5:14 PM EDT

How about his ----> its?

ScY September 25 2007 8:09 PM EDT

We should all use a non gender specific terms like these: YO heshe hit it up for 11 damage YO


All kidding aside, it would be *interesting* to see a change here. But it is also true that many words in languages other than english are masculine. *ponders*

QBPixel Sage September 26 2007 2:46 AM EDT

"Decay backfires/is reflected, and hits Necromancer Sorceress(whatever)!"

I think it should be reworded as "Decay backfired on Necromancer Sorceress for X damage."

Making it genderless is definitely possible, but I really don't think it matters. Probably since I'm just annoyed at how a lot of "politically correct" stuff is just becoming "politically cor-rap".

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 26 2007 6:30 AM EDT


It's Postman dammit! :P Just like Woman... ;)

"The English term "Man" (from Proto-Germanic mannaz "man, person") and words derived therefrom can designate any or even all of the human race regardless of their gender or age. This is indeed the oldest usage of "Man" in English. This derives from a Proto-Indo-European root "man-" meaning hand. A similar cognate is Old Norse "mund", hand, as well as most Romance words for "hand", such as French main and Portuguese mão. The distinctive and dexterous hands of humans, compared to those of other animals, are the basis of this term and the similarly derived term, "manual" (from Latin "Manus", hand), by hand.

In Old English the words wer and wyf (also wæpman and wifman) were what was used to refer to "a man" and "a woman" respectively, and "Man" was gender neutral. In Middle English man displaced wer as term for "male human", whilst wyfman (which eventually evolved into woman) was retained for "female human". ("Wyf" also evolved into the word "wife".) "Man" does continue to carry its original sense of "Human" however, resulting in an asymmetry sometimes criticized as sexist.[1] (See also Womyn.)"


QBOddBird September 26 2007 1:24 PM EDT

"Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

Talion September 26 2007 2:23 PM EDT

Lets make it perfectly clear that I didn't create this thread in the spirit of political correctness. Political correctness actually bugs the hell out of me.

However, I did create this thread because grammatical incorrectness also bugs the heck out of me.

I hate reading sentences like "All your base are belong to us". Well, ok, that example is an all time hilarious classic... but you get my point.

QBOddBird September 26 2007 7:35 PM EDT

Just reword it a little differently, like was said before.

"Britney Spears hit Minion X with a Decay for Y damage".

"Necromancer Sorceress is injured from the Decay's backlash (2021)!"

a Fireball

a Blacksword

an Elven Long bow

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