Is "Muff Wiggler" offensive?

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What do you think?

It's bordering on, or is, unacceptable to me
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7%
It's mildly offensive, to be honest
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13%
It's immature/stupid, but harmless
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16%
I don't care either way
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21%
It's pretty funny! But I see the other side as well
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15%
I think it rocks!
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Total votes: 1430

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Post by sduck » Mon May 12, 2014 9:27 pm

Welcome to the forum! Yes, there have been numerous threads fairly recently about that post. viewtopic.php?t=110719 is the main one. Note that it's been locked. Please respect that.

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Post by inner_light » Mon May 12, 2014 9:33 pm

I just want to add, this place is wonderful in all other ways!

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Post by dude » Mon May 12, 2014 10:09 pm

i am certainly finding this place offensive of late.

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Mon May 12, 2014 10:15 pm

Yep. Me too.

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Post by inner_light » Mon May 12, 2014 10:19 pm

It was not my intention to be offensive, I was hoping a healthy dialogue would be in everyone's interest. I wish that other thread showed up in my searches before I posted on this one.

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Post by ignatius » Mon May 12, 2014 10:35 pm

inner_light wrote:It was not my intention to be offensive, I was hoping a healthy dialogue would be in everyone's interest. I wish that other thread showed up in my searches before I posted on this one.
there's other shit going on. it's not you who's being "offensive" :tu:

welcome to the forum.

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Post by PrimateSynthesis » Thu May 15, 2014 2:51 pm

inner_light wrote:Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere on here, but it sums up the general "boys club" vibe on here to a tea.
It's "to a T", which is short for "tiitle".


Heh-heh, I said "tit" :hihi:
FS: Rare Morley Rotating Wah Oil Can Delay!

Since the forum has gone back to being 100% community funded, I've decided to donate half the proceeds from the Morley Rotating Wah this thread is supposedly selling :miley:

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewt ... p?t=131332

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Post by inner_light » Thu May 15, 2014 5:57 pm

Adapt or perish, Dad

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Post by PrimateSynthesis » Fri May 16, 2014 2:11 pm

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FS: Rare Morley Rotating Wah Oil Can Delay!

Since the forum has gone back to being 100% community funded, I've decided to donate half the proceeds from the Morley Rotating Wah this thread is supposedly selling :miley:

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewt ... p?t=131332

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Post by inner_light » Fri May 16, 2014 2:25 pm

Ok I'm off to talk about synthesizers!
Id be happy to talk to you about them too.
I'm going to extend you the benefit of the doubt and put this obvious baiting down to boredom.
I wish you a good day!
Xo

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Post by FredJM » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:36 pm

To be honest, I dont give a damn about the name or find it offensive - But I do think its an unfortunate choice.

Why? - Well, because it has nothing to do with the content here - And because it has kept me away from this site, not because It was "offensive" but because I thought (due to the name) that it would be some crappy juvenile forum that would be of no value or interest.

I also think its unfortunate for reasons already given - Work access, misunderstanding from those who dont know the content but just see the name and jump to the wrong conclusions.. I design / develop electronic musical instruments - I often refer clients to websites at which they can examine subjects or assess demand for particular products (and hopefully commission me to design these)..

There are some clients I certainly would never "send" to "muffwiggler" ! :woah:

Oh, there are some clients I might - Some musical products I have had some part in designing would even be too raunchy to describe here! - But that's a different story, and these products aren't in the "public domain" anyway - they are crafted often to outrageous specifications using precious metals and jewels, sold privately to / commissioned by wealthy musical Celebs (or at least the one with a "synth" built into it was) and the name "muffwiggler" could almost be a trade name for them!


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Post by ignatius » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:50 pm

so far.. these first few months working for muff wiggler shop.. it's quite apparent that at least in portland people like the name. mostly women stop and take pics next to the signage on the door. they take selfies w/the name in the background.. then giggle w/their friends and walk away.

i've had numerous conversations w/various other businesses and when giving them contact info they all say "what's the name of the business? can you say that again?" and now and then they laugh and say "i love it"

this isn't of course some scientific poll.. it's just anecdotal stuff from day to day things..

i'd say most people don't even consider the name in any way.. good or bad.. they don't care.. they just walk in and start playing w/the synths and drum machines.

but.. listen to the podcast mike did a while ago. lot's of info there about where the name came from and thoughts around the name yada yada yada..

i don't have the link for the podcast.. you'll have to dig around. it's been posted around a lot though. FB and the forum here and stuff.

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Post by slovo » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:01 am

so, so, so, so, sosososo glad yall kept the name. It's an epic portmanteau. Nobody will miss whatever stuffed shirts are avoiding the joint because oh noes, their reputations. :sb:
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Post by CJ Miller » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:01 am

FredJM wrote: I do think its an unfortunate choice.

Why? - Well, because it has nothing to do with the content here
As has been explained, they are the names of effects pedals. And pedals which are quite esteemed by synthesists. Back in the day, there were no effects modules such as distortion, flangers, or delay. Until recently, we still needed to use pedals for those.

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Post by BadBadger » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:03 am

slovo wrote:so, so, so, so, sosososo glad yall kept the name. It's an epic portmanteau.
Frankly, I find the word portmanteau offensive. :sadbanana:

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Post by CJ Miller » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:09 am

BadBadger wrote:
slovo wrote:so, so, so, so, sosososo glad yall kept the name. It's an epic portmanteau.
Frankly, I find the word portmanteau offensive. :sadbanana:
I use the portmanteau "dorkmanteau" to refer to offensive portmanteau. Which of course means all of them, making this somewhat recursive.

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Post by BadBadger » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:40 am

CJ Miller wrote:I use the portmanteau "dorkmanteau" to refer to offensive portmanteau.
:yay:
CJ Miller wrote: . . . making this somewhat recursive.
Reminds me of the fact that if you enter recursion in Google, it asks, "Did you mean: recursion?"

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Post by daverj » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:52 pm

BadBadger wrote:Reminds me of the fact that if you enter recursion in Google, it asks, "Did you mean: recursion?"
And it continues to ask you, even if you click it. :hyper:

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Post by rdomain » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:06 am

It's pretty funny! But I see the other side as well
Yes. I see the other side as well but do I care what that other side think? NOPE. :guinness:

When I'm at work I just scroll the page I'm on up a little bit to hide the word MUFF at the top. hehe


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Post by zvuku » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:25 pm

I think it raises eyebrows and it has stopped me from coming here when I,m on a work computer - just in case. But maybe that just a symptom of the politically correct world we find ourselves in.

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Post by CJ Miller » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:31 pm

I also think we should ban those awful Jack Lemmon movies. I know what "Jack Lemmon" means! I wasn't born yesterday!

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Post by ignatius » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:33 pm

last week a lady told me "i love the name.. love love love the name!"

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Post by J KAY » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:46 am

I just read through the origins and the comments in relation to, IMHO the best name for a site ever!!!

I personally find it hilarious

My misses says I spend all day looking at slutz and muffs !!! :hihi:

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Post by Neekau » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:34 am

To be honest, it took me ages (i.e. a couple of days) to figure out what the name was about. I knew for sure that it meant something :sb:
Sometimes the limits of your native language are there. Sometimes.

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Post by AEJOTZ » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:11 am

Only an improperly indoctrinated human unit would even ask such a question.

Levity of any kind is insensitive to the humor impaired.

Let's just implement zero tolerance for everything and get it over with.

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