Talk:Killer Gentoo Penguins

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Does anyone find the phrase "Russian Communists" versus "Soviet Communists" objectionable? Or am I just being picky here? Other thoughts would be welcome. Hatchenator 16:32, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

That does sound a little objectionable. Dragon halberd.png Lanning9 Ancient staff.png 16:38, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, it does. o.O  Tien  16:40, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
To be honest, I find the fact that we frown upon communism as a bit stubborn. It's really not such a bad idea, though the exact application of socialism is communist countries today has been unsuccessful for obvious reasons. However, in this case, I would stick to what is literally correct. If I'm not mistaken, "Russian Communists" is incorrect. (Or is the other way around? I'm not exactly a history major.) If someone uses it innocently on a discussion page, I wouldn't bother touching it. However, if it's in an article, why not change it? No harm could come from doing so, in my opinion. Supertech1 TCE 16:42, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
I don't have a dog in this fight one way or the other. I am an American, but in this instance I am looking more for historic accuracy rather than the "who won what" argument. I would value other opinions particularly those of European users. My sense is that the historically correct term is "Soviet Communists". Without rehashing the last 60 years of history, could we reach a consensus on this? Hatchenator 16:49, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
I think we should just edit it if we see it in an article, otherwise we can contact whoever writes the incorrect term via their talk pages. I don't believe that it's offensive enough to warrant something as severe as a rollback, a ban, or an edit of a discussion post. I would treat it as an incorrect piece of information rather than an offensive statement. Supertech1 TCE 16:59, 12 January 2009 (UTC)