Hello PCMR community!

On July 13th, we asked the community for your opinion if you would like to change the name of this community.

Results of the Survey :

  • Yes - 28.1%
  • No - 71.9% (winner)

Of the 1,201 responses received, we as a community have democratically decided that we should not change the name from PC Master Race. I am grateful to our community for your input, as this was a difficult topic to navigate together.

If you would like to review the history of this, please check out this post here: https://lemmy.world/post/1430610

We’ll pin this post for some time and then consider adding a bullet into the sidebar for this Community to help stave off further discussions around this topic as the community has already decided collectively.

Kind regards,

The Moderator Team

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EDIT 30-Aug-2023:

Due to some of the recent targeted attacks against Lemmy.world, I noticed that the image I shared with this post was purged from their servers.

Here’s a new screenshot of the results for posterity: https://i.postimg.cc/jqNg5gWx/pcmrsurvey.png

  • @CatZoomies
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    What should you do if you are unhappy with the results of this survey?

    • I understand you are disappointed. This is how democratic decisions work, and is the reality of the situation.
    • My opinion here is for you to take a moment to look inward and decide for yourself how you want to proceed.
    • If the name of this community bothers you, my recommendation is to do the only thing you can do as a person: make a choice and opt out.
    • There are other communities you can join and collaborate in. You can always spin up a new community in the Fediverse, on any instance out there, and create new content to attract users.
    • However, if you are okay with accepting that the name of this community will not change, stay with us. We’d love to have you here.

    Final notes to remember:

    • We are all gamers. We are all united by our varying levels of PC enthusiasm. Let’s stay united in our hobbies, rather than allowing ourselves to become divided. Seems like these days there is so much division all across the world, all across social media, in our news, etc.
    • For all the evils out there in the world, this is a safe place for us.
    • Every person on this planet out there has a different opinion. Remember to be kind to others, even when no one is watching you.
    • @[email protected]
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      This is how democratic decisions work

      the only thing you can do as a person: make a choice and opt out

      This is wrong

      A democratic decision doesn’t make it just or moral. You always have a right to protest.

      • @Buddahriffic
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        And it’s not just about what you have the “right” to do. You’re capable of moves like maneuvering to take control of its parent instance, starting a new alternative community, lobbying real governments that wield hard power to brutally suppress anyone using a name involving “master race”. Or buy up a bunch of PS5s and give them away to people who are on the fence about whether to get a console or PC.

        Not that I want the name to change myself, but don’t try to limit what our opponents can do about it. Who knows, maybe their practice here will give them experience that will help overthrowing other oppressive regimes.

      • Pyro
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        In a democratic government you have the right to protest. Less-so here. At the end of the day the mods have the final say. They could, at any point, dictate extra rules to us and enforce them with bans. We would have no choice but to obey or leave. That’s their choice because they own the community here.

        It’s harder to leave a country than it is to leave a Lemmy community. That’s why protests won’t work here. If you disagree with the result of the poll, and by extension the way this community is run, you can always leave with a single click.

        Side note: Morality is inherently subjective. Many middle-eastern countries consider women showing off their bodies to be immoral, but in the west it is accepted. Both cultures generally consider their way to be correct.

      • @ethman42
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        9 months ago

        Also, the purpose of the government is to protect the minority from the majority. Just saying

        • Gyromobile
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          Wrong. The purpose of the government is to protect you from other governments. It’s an extortion scheme but the devil you know is the better than the one you dont…

          Also changes in ruling powers are usually bloody so the government exists to prevent that as well.

          • @[email protected]
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            I’m just gonna link to the Wikipedia page for government. That way every position is covered and we can save ourselves from the inevitable slap fight when people can’t accept that their interpretation of the “purpose” of government are just interpretations and almost everyone has a different one

        • @[email protected]
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          89 months ago

          In theory but since most countries have majority rule voting this is rarely the case.

          Things like gay marriage weren’t made legal until most of the country supported it already. Otherwise they’d lose too many votes.

    • @[email protected]
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      What you can do is buy a Switch and cry yourself to sleep tonight, knowing you were never truly one of us.