Alternate Wikipedia Infoboxes V (Do Not Post Current Politics Here)

This entire saga only makes me more curious about the infobox than if it had been allowed to stay, honestly...
Can someone tell me what was the infobox actually about??? Like, in specifics, Ik it was slavery, but what exactly? Now I'm even more curious...
I did not see it, but it seemed to be a real life baseball player playing in a "Negro Baseball League" while being a slave.
It was the pedigree of Andrew Wiggins, who was a player in the "Negro Basketball Association", with language appropriate to a society where slaves are bred like horses to compete in top-level sports.
 

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I think this is a bad move. Yes, the wikibox was a lot towards the edge of what's okay. As it turns out, so was chattel slavery. Punishing a user by removing their content because it was too effective at making you feel horror at the effects of slavery seems a little absurd to me.
You've been here for 11 years and haven't realized that posts that are so edgy you can shave with them tend to result in a response?

I removed the content because it was utterly appalling and virtually certain to result in a flame war. Hell, I'm sort of shocked one didn't break out as soon as the post was made.
 
OK, so for those who are wondering what my infobox was, it was basically imagining what black basketball would look like if slavery still existed, and slave players were treated akin to racehorses. The infobox specifically referred to the "pedigree" of the player, like how people track the pedigree of racehorses and breed them accordingly. The accompanying write up for the post used a variety of derogatory and dehumanizing language towards the subject and his family members, as the description was written to reflect this extremely messed up world. The point of this infobox was to try to use a relatively unused template convey an extremely disturbing world, showing the horrors of slavery and the potential of what could have happened if it were allowed to continue.

I understand that the language and concepts presented were jarring and edgy. I knew before posting that this was right on the edge of decorum and I get why the moderators would see it best to remove the post. While I might be slightly disappointing that work of mine was taken down from the site, if the mods deem it too flamebaity to stay up, I understand why it was removed.
 
You've been here for 11 years and haven't realized that posts that are so edgy you can shave with them tend to result in a response?

I removed the content because it was utterly appalling and virtually certain to result in a flame war. Hell, I'm sort of shocked one didn't break out as soon as the post was made.
I've been here for eleven years and I've done slave sports wikiboxes without a single bit of flamewar in response to it. I'm disappointed you think so little of this community.
 

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I've been here for eleven years and I've done slave sports wikiboxes without a single bit of flamewar in response to it. I'm disappointed you think so little of this community.
Interesting.

At least now I understand why you are objecting.
 
Interesting.

At least now I understand why you are objecting.
Don't be disingenuous. Yes, I've done something similar, and yes, that lends me a different perspective on the situation than most people. It doesn't make my points less valid than if they'd been said by anyone else.
 
This is from an alternate timeline where after WW2 Italy becomes a presidential republic instead of a parliamentary republic. The POV happened during the Constituent Assembly of 1946, the assembly that wrote the Italian Constitution. What happened next is that the governing National Unity Coalition, formed by the Christian Democracy, the National Bloc, the Communist Party, the Socialist Party, and other minor factions split. The various parties decided to coalize in two big fronts, the center-right Democratic Bloc (Blocco Democratico) composed by the CD, the National Bloc, and the Italian Liberal party, opposed to the Popular Democratic Front (Fronte Democratico Popolare), formed by the Italian Communist Party and the Italian Socialist Party. The results are as follows:
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OK, so for those who are wondering what my infobox was, it was basically imagining what black basketball would look like if slavery still existed, and slave players were treated akin to racehorses. The infobox specifically referred to the "pedigree" of the player, like how people track the pedigree of racehorses and breed them accordingly. The accompanying write up for the post used a variety of derogatory and dehumanizing language towards the subject and his family members, as the description was written to reflect this extremely messed up world. The point of this infobox was to try to use a relatively unused template convey an extremely disturbing world, showing the horrors of slavery and the potential of what could have happened if it were allowed to continue.

I understand that the language and concepts presented were jarring and edgy. I knew before posting that this was right on the edge of decorum and I get why the moderators would see it best to remove the post. While I might be slightly disappointing that work of mine was taken down from the site, if the mods deem it too flamebaity to stay up, I understand why it was removed.
Well, for what it's worth I thought it was perfectly disgusting. You hit the nail on its head on that one. Great job!
 
You've been here for 11 years and haven't realized that posts that are so edgy you can shave with them tend to result in a response?
Because it's a standard that is applied inconsistently and with no definition or guidelines

I removed the content because it was utterly appalling and virtually certain to result in a flame war. Hell, I'm sort of shocked one didn't break out as soon as the post was made.
The post was up for 12 hours and had elicited nothing even remotely resembling a flame war
 
I never got to see it, I honestly kinda want someone to PM it to me to satisfy my curiousity, but when referring to if it should be removed, I honestly think that if it had never been removed there would've been no flame war and no debate but with it removed there is a debate, maybe even some flames, so in my opinion taking it down did more harm then good, this seems to happen quite a bit on this forum in my opinion.
 


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If the history of the British Empire in the first quarter of the 21st century is to be defined by any two men, it would be P.G. Sudhakaran and the Marquess of Lynedoch. Lynedoch is the current leader of the Conservative Coalition, having held that position since 2012, while Sudhakaran was his Liberal adversary from 1997 until his death in 2024. Sudhakaran lead the Liberals through 6 elections, winning majorities in 2000 and 2011, and leading them to hung Parliaments in 2005, 2016, 2017 and 2022. The rivalry between the two men energized voting bases and local party groups. The leaders' debates between the two were must-watch television for years. Both men were able to hang on to power for so long despite their lackluster electoral records because they exploded the Empire's inherent patronage system to create networks of loyal clients in important posts. The Liberal-Tory duopoly was threatened for years by the All People's National Congress, a populist, anti-establishment party that was a powerful third force in politics for many years, exacting concessions and promises from Liberals and Tories alike. Sudhakaran was never able to find the key to defeating the Congress, and it took Lynedoch until 2025 to devise a political platform and get out the vote machine that broke the Congress's back in Africa, thus achieving the first Tory majority in Parliament since 1995, giving him free reign to enact the paternalistic conservative reforms he's always wanted.

Black Friday Bombings / King-Emperor John II
Friedrich Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Prussia / Congress of Atomic Powers
Most-liked shouts
Parliament of the British Empire / Counsellors of State
Landgravine Guinevere of Pusan / Margrave Mordred II of Choseon
Eugen Flegel Graf von Weiser / Empress Anna Victoria
Maria Luisa of Provence
House of Tudor-Mercia: Constantine I, Constantine II, Catherine, Joanna, Michael
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