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  MarteenyMarteeny

Why are Americans and Europeans allowed to represent their home country from anywhere in the world, but Asians are not?

Asking as an Asian living overseas.

 
  MangoManMangoMan

You can. Click on your name in the top right, go to edit profile, and you can select whatever country you want.

 
  Oreo321Oreo321

For several countries in eastern Asia, you can't choose the country unless you physically live there,
due to legal reasons.

 
  MarteenyMarteeny

@Oreo321Oreo321 Can you elaborate on what you mean by "legal reasons"?

 
  Oreo321Oreo321

No, because I don't know why is that, only that it exists.
Perhaps the site mods can explain that further.

 
  6oliath6oliath

It's because the site admin wants to discourage [the group of Asia-fetishizing Westerners you may know by other names] from pretending to be from East Asian and South East Asian countries. Or so they say.

It seems to work, though I tend to agree with those who think it's arbitrary and discriminatory, to a certain extent.

Staff also tend to shut this kind of conversation down pretty quickly so I do also suggest not really digging into it or you'll earn no favors from them.

 
  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

Originally posted by 6oliathIt's because the site admin wants to discourage [the group of Asia-fetishizing Westerners you may know by other names] from pretending to be from East Asian and South East Asian countries

I don't know the actual reason myself, I definitely remember people quoting this as the reason in the past, but now that I'm looking for it I can't seem to find anything that officially states this.

Originally posted by 6oliathStaff also tend to shut this kind of conversation down pretty quickly

uhhhhh what

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  6oliath6oliath

OP, please refer to the feedback thread if you'd like to see any changes. Here's the link. https://www.speedrun.com/the_site/thread/g79jt

@ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets no worries, I gotchu.

 
  DaravaeDaravae

I find it a little irritating that you think it's just blocked for no reason 6oliath. There's also no shutting down convo's from our side so I have absolutely no idea why you are saying this.

That said, here's the explanation as to why this is the way it is: https://www.speedrun.com/post/eo5qi

 
  6oliath6oliath

Not for no reason. I stated the reason. "It's because the site admin wants to discourage [the group of Asia-fetishizing Westerners you may know by other names] from pretending to be from East Asian and South East Asian countries. Or so they say."

https://i.imgur.com/ifeqzYy.png

That is indeed what they said.

It's from a while ago, before you were as involved as you are now with how the site is run.
I'm glad there's a new reasoning though, thanks for linking to it.

 
  DaravaeDaravae

Did you really just circle that? I should have anticipated a response like that coming from you. Funny how you always manage to find a reason to stir things up. Actually at this point I'm not sure whether you are doing that or just trolling but I'm about done here. Gonna lock this thread.