So I posted the following message on a game help board:
Title: Professor Oak's Aides...
Content: Where can I find the Aides for Amulet Coin and Exp Share? Oak says he's sent Aides to me, but I dunno where he sent them!
I received the following reply:
You can only get Oak's Aids if you become really good friends with him. I'm not sure if you have to be a girl or not.
Do you think that's offensive?
I was pretty upset by that reply, so marked the message for moderation - but the only way to do that was to tick a box, I couldn't actually give feedback on why it was offensive. I'm assuming the moderator either didn't get the Aides --> AIDS switch, or thought it was perfectly acceptable humour. I'm wondering whether or not I should kick up a stink about it.
Further context is that I'm already pissed off with GameFAQs for refusing an FAQ of mine (that got accepted by two other sites!), so I might be biased. Hence I need cluing in from others.
One more question: would it be more, less or equally offensive if he'd written: You can only get Oak's Aids if you become really good friends with him. I'm not sure if you have to be gay or not.?