I stumbled on to a user whose name is an illegal drug: Crystal Meth

Is this "offensive" or otherwise unacceptable?

My opinion is that this is not an acceptable username.

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    What exactly is offensive about it? – Bart Mar 16 '14 at 8:00
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    If you nuke him, two more for you. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Mar 16 '14 at 8:23
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    Not the second one @ShadowWizard. That's just the first one's cousin. – Bart Mar 16 '14 at 8:27
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    And what about all the users that are named Lucy? That is slang for LSD. This is the problem with deciding what is offensive and what isn't... where do you draw the line? – psubsee2003 Mar 16 '14 at 8:48
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    A lot of drug names aren't resolvable anyway such as heroine (a female hero) or not illegal everywhere (even in the US) such as cannabis or a drug which is also used legally in vetenary practice or human medicine such as ketimin or codine – Richard Tingle Mar 16 '14 at 8:50
  • OK! I'm obviously a prude... :/ I got my answer :) – Bohemian Mar 16 '14 at 8:59
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    Nobody is perfect, @Bohemian and we all taste the bitter side of Meta sometimes. :-) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Mar 16 '14 at 10:03
  • Frankly I consider this a validation of your position as a mod; asking the community rather than just applying your opinion, so +1, but I also disagree so -1, but its a discussion rather than a feature request so +1 overall! (Not that I really like downvoting well written feature requests either) – Richard Tingle Mar 16 '14 at 12:58
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    You know, questions like this are usually better asked/answered in the TL. :) – user1228 Mar 16 '14 at 20:39
  • @Wont I disagree, this is a question for the community and so better answered out here – Richard Tingle Mar 16 '14 at 22:06
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    @Won't yeah, but I wanted to see what the wider community thought. I guess I found out - this ain't a Christian youth group blog :/ – Bohemian Mar 16 '14 at 23:16
  • What gave you the impression we were @Bohemian? ;) – Bart Mar 17 '14 at 8:56
  • @RichardTingle: You don't have to ask every one of your stupid questions in public. Wait, did I say this was a stupid question? No, really, I didn't mean it that way. Cereal. – user1228 Mar 17 '14 at 13:35
  • well he already nuked me :( – user2705620 Mar 25 '14 at 5:45
  • Interesting topic, I do not agree with your opinion, but I found the question useful. +1 for leaving a -29 question up and not giving into peer pressure. – JabberwockyDecompiler Jun 11 '14 at 22:21

Drugs are bad for you, m'kay. Don't do drugs kids, m'kay.

That said, I don't think the name is offensive at all. If it is, please also do something about Blue Ice. With Ice being slang for crystal meth, and Breaking Bad still on our mind, surely that's crossing a boundary as well.

But no, just because certain things are not that great for your health, doesn't mean their name becomes offensive.

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    +1 "Someone's username is Crystal Meth. I gotta go do drugs!" said no one ever. – michaelb958--GoFundMonica Mar 16 '14 at 8:08
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    Then again, I do shog on occasion @michaelb958. If only I could resist that urge. – Bart Mar 16 '14 at 8:09
  • To be noted here, Even Shog is a username here! :D I guess he's a moderator too hehe.. – Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Mar 26 '14 at 15:06
  • Welp, that escalated quickly. – Blue Ice May 14 '14 at 4:50
  • Quit being so offensive @BlueIce ;) – Bart May 14 '14 at 8:15

Its just a name, who said a username would cause someone to use it. You're having a username: Bohemian, that doesn't force me to go and Drink the Bohemia Wine.

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This really does makes sense! Before imposing something onto others, you must take a note of that on yourself!

According to me, everyone has right to do what so ever he wants to do! So, if he has a name that he may/may not knowingly used after the Drug name, its ok! Now its upto you, to donot use it in the bad ways! :-)

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    Not kidding: now that you mentioned Bohemian, I do have a Queen's song playing in my brain now. Of course, that's some weird wiring in my head. – Arjan Mar 16 '14 at 8:57
  • @Arjan, there is a Punjabi (Language and Culture of South Asia) Rapper named BOHEMIA too, there are many things ressembling our names, Mercedes, Honda, etc! Now one should give up using them or start buying them if he doesn't have them? nah! That's so insane... – Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Mar 16 '14 at 9:30
  • YEAH RIGHT!!! well bohemian also made a post about me. – user2705620 Mar 25 '14 at 5:44
  • that's below the belt @AfzaalAhmadZeeshan – user2705620 Mar 26 '14 at 6:50

Such usernames are neither more nor less offensive than any other username.

Offence is in the eye of the beholder.

I have seen users with names based on sexual innuendo that some people would find offensive. If rules were to be put in place regarding username selection, where would they end?

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    We do sometimes moderate names, but your feeling is generally spot on here; It's easy to find offense in lots of things. Something has to be pretty bad. Usually such names are intentionally offensive and come with other behavior, too. But as you note, sexual innuendo, for example, would not at all be automatically 'banned'. It would have to be something very strong, direct, and very broadly offensive. Anyway, +1 – Andrew Barber Mar 18 '14 at 14:59

I absolutely believe these names are offensive. There are some terms that one just shouldn't use as a username. Crystal Meth and intelligent discussion usually don't mix well.

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