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A request to change Indon to Indonesian
post Sep 20 2008, 09:07 PM
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I noticed, here, some people still call us indon's while having discussion.

maybe most of you guys wont notice this , because mostly it happened mostly come out from malaysian.
let me tell you, no matter what race they are (javanese, sundanese, chinese), Indonesian will be very offended when you say Indon's
its simply equivalent to racism call toward japanese such as J A P is a short of japanese..
i wondered why AF filter that word, while keeping Indon word roam freely.

it has been discussed here, but unfortunately it never finished.

this is auto modification from AF that has been approved :

as Indonesian, I demand, Indon( or indons or indon's) to be modified as Indonesian.

if you check indonesian serious talk to know why. that kind of term commonly used by some specific nation. mostly for negative thing.
while the official term are still using the original name which is Indonesia
this is proven when you google this
it came out my string was malaysia media Indon , the term mostly came out as Indonesia not indon
it simply admitted as official, term Indon is not an official and polite way to describe Indonesia(n)

and I have another strong reason for that.

that term never been used for Indonesian media (of course!).
also the majority of the world media to describe Indonesia/indonesian.

in conclusion
the shortening of name mostly are offensive.
except that the term has been widely used in its own nation.

I hope mod or admin can discuss about this.
even tho Ben who decide who become MOD, i d vote whoever can pay attention to this kind of issue

thank you


update** 25 sept

thx all people and Ben for the responses I appreaciate that

the reason im making of this thread originally is
its to educate, for some regular people (not people who like to insult intentionally), who never mean to insult or offend
but ended offend some indonesian. due some misuse the offensive
word that used to be regular in some place. (not indonesia).
and it become a fight. because of misunderstanding.

its remind me, when i used to say N*gga to represent black people
in my english class, I only knew that word a lot from TV, so i never meant to be racist.
but I just learn its not the right word when my teacher told me its rude and racist.
then i feel sorry.

This post has been edited by jrockerz: Sep 25 2008, 02:31 AM
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post Sep 25 2008, 03:26 AM
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hmm,good sugestion. 100% go with u icon_smile.gif
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