Talk:Trap

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That... Picture.... -Agouri

We really should get rid of that, there were about 256 hate crimes in 2012 where trans women were murdered, and us leaving that old sad joke there isn't helping. Unless somebody gives me a good reason not to, I'll come back tomorrow and delete the photo and joke.Voidsman 20:39, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

While I could care less about traps, your argument makes no sense. If you're implying that the image in question is offensive as it insults those who were killed because of hate-crimes, that's illogical. That's like saying I'm racist for putting a picture of a black man on a page centered on black people. It's a picture of a transgender, albeit more obvious, there's nothing here that would suggest that this is helping anti and pro traps.

Plus, Lord Slaanesh approves.
Tactical Mehren 00:38, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Your argument would work, if it weren't for the fact that the term trap is a slur.Voidsman 01:37, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

There's a certain make of pick-up truck known to the more rural elements where I come from that would make for a better analogy. That is to say, it would be more like posting some stereotyped pictures of certain people on the wikipedia page of this particular truck. It could in no way, shape, or form be considered anything but offensive in spite of how humorous someone might find it.

Image board culture, if anything, celebrates political correctness through trashing it. I'll not debate the pros or cons of this, I'm just acknowledging it is what it is.

It might be best to approach this in a manner that highlights our own board's take on this culture and leave the more /b/ish stuff for elsewhere. My suggestions:

a) Delete this picture of a real person.
b) Substitute in a drawing of Slaanesh.
c) Call it a day.

This is more likely to get this old meme/joke across, in a /tg/ specific way with that touch of class, without hurting someone.

Otherwise, I put in my vote here to delete.
FourierSeries 03:43, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

I am in favor of deletion, or working off of that suggestion, remove the picture of the person substitue it with a picture of Myra Breckenridge, a crap novel that started the whole idea of the trap, and a paragraph explaining why you shouldn't use the word trap as a slur IRL. Is that an acceptable proposal? I'll remove the image today and I'll extend the vote another 24 hours.Voidsman 16:40, 27 January 2013 (UTC)



I long for the day one of my friends almost hooks up with a trap so I can scream out the phrase "It's a trap!" Tyranid Memestealer (talk) 09:25, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Are Traps Gay? and friends[edit]

I don't think any variation "Are Traps Gay?" and "It is a fact that traps are gay" on their own at all funny without either over-analysis, or over-introduction. If you just have a bare assertion, it lacks the setup necessary to be anything but stupid bare catchphrasing. Repeat after me: bare memes are never funny. Saarlacfunkel (talk) 12:25, 10 April 2018 (UTC) (Bear memes, on the other hand...)

If anything having the line link to the Skub page may prove a better variation on the joke (such as there is). Redmaw (talk) 14:25, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
That's what a dozen other pages do. Let's at least try to be at least vaguely original in our jokes. Saarlacfunkel (talk) 03:55, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
I mean, if you think it's worth it. Redmaw (talk) 21:42, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Ass. --SaltyMan (talk) 14:05, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Trap as a slur[edit]

I'd like to add this link to the article to let the "other side" to be heard about the use of traps. I think that just putting a link to youtube video would be far more fitting than editing the page with an essay about how "trap" is often seen as an slur. and unless there's any objections tomorrow, I'll just do that. Mx-Spoon (talk) 04:52, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

1d4chan is not a platform for your idealism. --2001:8003:3823:EB00:18BA:1AF3:7804:3C50 06:24, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

I think that it is more than fair for trans people to be heard. 1d4chan shouldn't be a platform for a flat out biggotry either. do you think that using "nigger" in an article would be OK? Mx-Spoon (talk) 06:51, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Don't strawman. There is no meme (at least, unless you're on /pol/) relating to the word 'nigger', while 'Trap' is a well known 4chan meme. Put an explanation in the article (as that is its purpose) and let other users edit it, instead of shilling a youtube channel that can't be added to by the community. --2001:8003:3823:EB00:18BA:1AF3:7804:3C50 07:46, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
1, this is a 4chan board. While, yes, much more tame, it's still from /tg/, /k/, and even a few dashes of /pol/.
2: Personally, I find this to be very similar to the latinx thing. Only overly concerned people bother with it. The rest, they merely use latino, latina, and get on with their day. --Washington001 (talk) 03:44, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Before edit wars become a thing on this page[edit]

If you wish to discuss whether or not your SJW shit should belong in an article on a wiki for a chan board I'd recommend not. 2604:6000:1414:2030:1804:5440:1672:AA0F 18:35, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

"muh SJWs" doesn't strike me as much of a good reason to gloss over one of the term's well-established modern usages and the shit you're liable to be given for it. --LGX-000 (talk) 21:16, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
Trap being a slur is thing made up by tumblr fuckwits, and no one but them has been pushing that shit for a while. The definition itself of what it described is accurate, but turning it into a virtue signaling autistic meltdown is indeed, SJW as fuck. Also Tomgirl wasn't a thing until Chris Chan. No one uses it unironically but him. 2604:6000:1414:2030:48DF:E5CF:CB2D:2CEC 01:45, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
May be the case, may be that people who exist outside the site feels the same way. In any case, doesn't change the fact that a sizable people who would fit either of the described bills do find it offensive, and I don't think it'd be much of a "virtue signal" to make a barebones acknowledgment at least. As for the "tomgirl" thing... idk, I guess someone really just wanted to make a dig at CWC. --LGX-000 (talk) 01:52, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
I'm sure the people who are actually traps and not trans, as the misunderstanding goes, would be pretty appreciative actually. But then again we're arguing semantics over what is essentially a meme. 2604:6000:1414:2030:48DF:E5CF:CB2D:2CEC 01:54, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
True enough. At any rate I think the page should be acceptable enough as it is, if not dialed back by a small factor. --LGX-000 (talk) 02:12, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

...adding skub header.[edit]

Ya'll motherfuckers can't behave. Just leave it be. --Washington001 (talk) 03:46, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Just as an FYI: {{skub}} should be used as a section header if only one aspect of the article is skubby, as here. Other than that, good addition. Saarlacfunkel (talk) 05:52, 3 March 2021 (UTC)